Post Election Service and Discussion Tonight at 7 PM – November 9, 2016

candles-209157_960_720We need one another now and we process our reactions to this election.  We will gather at 7:00 pm tonight in the sanctuary for a service and discussion.  Nursery care will be provided for the littlest ones.  Children are welcome to join us in the sanctuary.  We will begin the service all together with music and comforting words.  Before we begin inviting people to share their feelings, we will invite the children to join DRE Lily Rappaport and other RE volunteers for a discussion of their own, along with reminders about the ways we will work together to keep everyone safe and keep answering the call of love.

Below you will find a letter Lily prepared for families with resources about how to talk with children about the outcome of this election.  Rev. Christie, Intern Minister Dave, Hal Walker and I look forward to welcoming you tonight.

Rev. Melissa


Dear Families and Friends,

Some of us may be experiencing strong emotions in the wake of yesterday’s presidential election. As we move ahead together, we must come together in love and do what we need to do to take care of ourselves and of those who need us.

There will be a post election gathering tonight at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. This will be a space for us to share our feelings and reflect together on what we need to do now. Older children who need this opportunity will begin with us in the Sanctuary and then join DRE Lilly Rappaport and RE volunteers for their own time together. Childcare will be available.


Many are asking this morning, “What do I tell my children?” The following article may be a helpful resource for you to use in having discussions with children.

Lily Rappaport

Director of Religious Education

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