On Sunday, November 1, All Saints’ Day and the Sunday before Election Day, the church sanctuary will be open from 1-4 pm for you to stop by. You can bring a photo of one of your saints—a beloved family member gone to glory, or a living or dead spiritual great—to leave on the altar as a sign of our strength and spiritual guidance. We’ll need that guidance no matter what happens on Election Day! You can light a candle for illumination, peace, perseverance and justice for our electoral process. You can take home a votive candle emblazoned with our rose window, which will become a regular feature in our worship and a way of holding ourselves together while apart. Be prepared to wait outside if there are more than 8 people in the sanctuary when you arrive (a Deacon or staff person will let you know when it is your turn).
You can also participate in the Some Saints Scavenger Hunt, which will be set up on the front lawn at the same time, 1 – 4 pm. Carolyn Ash will host this distanced, masked kid-friendly activity to support children in making meaning of All Saints’ Day. Families will be invited to follow clues together to find symbols and teachings from historical and modern Saints of many faiths, with a candy prize afterwards. And, of course, children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes.