Oakland church

Graduation Sunday 2019

May and June are the seasons for graduation, and so this Sunday we honor our graduates including our Children’s program director Sheryl on her last Sunday with us. 
It’s a day of sending forth, a day of mixed emotions, of joy and sadness, of holding on & letting go. A  day of recognizing, as in the beautiful words of Kahlil Gibran,   “your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughter’s of life’s longing for itself.”  http://www.katsandogz.com/onchildren.html
At the same time, it’s a recognition of the tremendous pressures on children these days, in our culture, and how it truly takes a village to raise our children.   https://rightforeducation.org/2016/07/it-takes-a-whole-village/
I give thanks to this faith community, for sharing in making these dreams a reality. 
Join us this Sunday, as we celebrate honor and support our graduates, of all ages, from our preschoolers, to our PHD students!  Bring your graduates! 
peace, Pastor Laurie 

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