Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
(Mary Oliver, an excerpt from her Poem, “Why I Wake Early)

Sunrise Over Lake

As our life together apart continues during the time of Covid 19, Kairos-Milwaukie remains connected by the many threads of our common life:

  • Weekly worship and daily prayer
  • Member Care Team calls and personal emails
  • Newsletters and weekly congregational emails
  • Outdoor Green Team meetings and socially distanced all-church work days
  • Monthly Theology on Tap gatherings
  • Generous giving to the church and to our mission partners
  • Kairos Circle Facebook group

Here is another way to be part of an intentional joining of hearts and minds during these long, beautiful summer days:

  • The Green Team invites you to join them in reading “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
  • The Theology on Tap group invites you to join them in reading “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies,” by Resmaa Menakem. We’ll be discussing the first two chapters at our July 21 zoom gathering,
  • And a newly forming social justice group invites you to join in reading “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” by Ibram X. Kendi. Stay tuned for details of an August or September discussion gathering.

Then too, I encourage you to take some time for rest because, in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh “When we take good care of ourselves, we help everyone… we become a reservoir of joy and freshness."

Peace and freshness to you as we continue to move forward - apart in body, together in spirit.