Today we set aside a Sunday to clean up and beautify our building and grounds.  Don't be fooled, however, this Sunday is not without its spiritual content.  Our Seventh principle was at work:  Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.  (There were, however, several colonies of dust mites that were seriously inconvenienced in the exercise of our worship.)

Today we set aside a Sunday to to notice the beauty of the interdependent web of all existence:
1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,
3. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
(Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917)
 
Today we set aside a Sunday to to notice that we are a community and a family, reluctantly letting go of the old, enthusiastically welcoming the new, and celebrating the return to health of Owen Thomas.