Patching Chindis: On Brokenness

Among the multitude of Hindu deities, there is one named “Akhilandeshvari” – the “Never Not Broken Goddess.” She is anything but frail, though – she carries a trident and rides in on a crocodile! As humans, we are also “never-not-broken,” yet how do you relate to our brokenness? Do we despise it? Embrace it? Feel empathy for it? Want to soothe it? Do we allow ourselves to experience its intense pathos and pain and seek to transform it? In this service, we’ll ride along with Akhillandeshvari, as we explore these questions through an Eastern spiritual lens. We’ll also experience Kirtan chanting (a beautiful devotional singing practice originating in India) and engage with Rev. Robin in a ritual of healing. Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, preaching, with music from Jason Drahos and Austin Shaw.
Come to the Post-Service Gatherings at 11 am to connect, share joys and sorrows, and reflect on the service. These will be held in person, in the backyard of the church so that we may remove our masks.
In CartUUns, for K-5th graders, we will be watching Sanjay’s Super Team and talking about prayer and world religions. Join us in-person or on Zoom from 10am-11am.
In D’oh God, for 6th grade and up, we will watch the Simpsons episode She of Little Faith (Season 13/Episode 6) on the Theme of Buddhism. Care for a little loving kindness meditation anyone?! 11:30am-12:45pm on Zoom.