One transformative practice embraced by the Center is that of seva (ਸੇਵਾ), Sanskrit for service performed without expectation of reciprocation or reward. Seva is an opportunity for us to observe how truly powerful we really are. When we are mindful of what we are doing while we are doing it in the here-and-now experience of our service, we find the space to pay attention to the effects of our actions, perceive our interconnectedness and interdependence, and observe life outside of our thinking mind for a time. Throughout the calendar year, you will find countless opportunities to serve here at the Center, as well as in the community at large.
Purpose & Mission
We believe in the unity of all. It really does take each and every one of us together to do anything worth doing. It is our intention not only too serve our own spiritual community but also to be a light in our local community, as well as to illuminate the globe.
In the lead-up to events, you will find specific information about opportunities to serve. Throughout the years, We'll be adding more about the specific opportunities to serve in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned. In the mean time, please contact the office if you have any questions or would like to become a volunteer here at the Center.
Sunday Service Opportunities
Oversees set-up and take-down. Brews coffee and prepares for social hour. The coordinator need not do every task, only see it gets done.
Reads an inspirational passage during the service, which provides parishioners with food for thought for the week.
Read the written explanations of some of the faith traditions and religions we honor during the lighting of our peace candles at the beginning of service.
We welcome any and all musicians and music aficionados to enliven our service with their musical talents.
In collaboration with the presider and various speakers, the sound technician runs the service. (S)he runs the soundboard and ensures that the multimedia programming goes smoothly.
Everyone likes to be greeted. The greeter provides a warm welcome and passes out the order of service to congregants.
Flowers brighten the sanctuary. We welcome all who have a green thumb and would like to contribute some flora. Of course, purchasing some from your favorite florist and bringing them with on Sunday is also an option.
What would Sunday be without coffee, tea, or other beverages and some treats? We enjoy social hour after service, and treats--sweet or savory--are a welcome addition.