Mary Magdalene, Extraordinaire

Easter Sunday message by Rev. Pat Bessey

A special thank you to Christine Wolf, Patti Lacombe and Jaclyn Ashla for preparing the flowers for our 10 a.m. Easter service and Ingrid Avery and her team for a wonderful brunch. We are so blessed by committed, dedicated individuals who make our community such a welcoming and loving place to be.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/The_resurrection_day.jpgIt isn’t always easy for the minister to find an angle to the Easter story that will keep people interested. This year I focused on what it must have been like for Mary Magdalene to find the tomb empty. I also gave some important facts about Mary Magdalene and how she often gets confused with the other Marys in the New Testament. I received an email from a congregant, and she said she found the talk fascinating. She also said she had a friend who wrote a book about Mary Magdalene and found she learned more by what I shared. It is nice to get this feedback. Listen for yourself and see what you might learn you didn’t know.

We have moved into the Season for the Earth and on the window sills in Unity Hall we have trays of seedlings growing for our garden. Anna is going to be looking for help to get the beds ready to welcome the new seedlings. We will have a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for you to put your contact info on if you are available to help. This help might be an hour or two for planting, watering or weeding throughout the summer. You might find a buddy and do it together … do lunch or dinner together and then come by and do a little gardening.

Education is an important component for Season for the Earth, which is why we are hosting Deborah Perkins on Tuesday, April 30. Deborah, who is a wildlife habitat ecologist and has traveled and worked extensively throughout Canada and the United States, will be offering to us Landscaping for Wildlife. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for an informative evening.

Later in May we will be hosting a representative from EcoMaine and the topic will be “recycling.” Watch for the date!

Join me on Sunday, April 28, when the talk will be “A Flow of Abundant Good.”

You are a blessing in my life.
Rev. Patricia Bessey

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