Services

Monthly Services provide a variety of spiritual practices: silent meditation, words of spiritual wisdom, sacred conversations, blessings, prayers of gratitude, acts of healing, music and singing. Marcia Flagg is the creator of our Services.  Every month a different theme is selected, and spiritual wisdom quotes are given with an invitation for members to reflect on the morning topic.  

 

Prior to shelter-in-place the services were held in the Echo Room of the Event Center in Rossmoor. During the current pandemic the services will be held as Zoom gatherings. Interested participants can click on the link "Sign up" to receive a Zoom invitation.

                       
              A Christmas Carol and Social Injustice
December 13, 2020
10:30 AM to Noon

                                                             Charles Dickens, whose characters are often based upon real individuals that he

                                                     knew, was an outspoken social critic against the stratification of society in the

                                                     Victorian Age along with the cruel employment of children, the poverty laws, and

                                                     other machinations and bureaucracy of the Victorian legal system.

                                                     Clearly, Ebenezer Scrooge epitomizes the mercenary and unfeeling industrialist

                                                     who ignores the plight of the lower classes. For, when asked to give to charity,

                                                     Scrooge queries, "Are there no prisons?...And the Union workhouses?" And, when

                                                     told that people die in these institutions, Scrooge remarks, "If they would rather

                                                     die,...they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."      

 

                                                     Regarding Christmas, Scrooge remarks, "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry

                                                     Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a

                                                     stake of holly through his heart."

 

 

What do our rich men have in common with “A Christmas

Carol’s Ebenezer Scrooge?  Who speaks out for the poor

today?  Who protects the rich in our generation? What is

your response to Jesus who said, “You will always have the

poor with you” or to Lyndon Johnson who proclaimed a

“War on Poverty”?

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