Welcome to our new worship series, "Searching for Beauty: Returning to the Heart of Worship." Here are some ways you can prepare a sacred space in your home for worship.
Gather items to help you create a sanctuary space. Candles, prayer rugs or scarves, bells, pillows, any ritual items that represent your personal connection with the holy…you can get creative here. And this doesn’t have to be a permanent spot in your home — you can always repurpose the space for normal use during the week apart from worship.
Wind chimes are an item of focus for this series. There are lots of cool DIY craft ideas for making your own wind chime! Look on Pinterest and Google to find suggestions. You might hang your wind chime somewhere close to your chosen worship spot so it can catch the breeze.
Make signs for each week of the series with messages that affirm our central messages. You could make and decorate cardboard/chalkboard/whiteboard signs to display in your home as a reminder of the worship theme throughout the week, or even simply write these affirmations in a journal and meditate on them. This week's message is, "Water is life. Water your life so you can water other life… for the beauty of the earth.”
If you have children at home, please know that we have prepared a scavenger hunt activity each week for children’s time! This week children will be looking for a cup of water and a plant! You may want to have these items "hidden" somewhere in your home for the children to easily find when the time comes.