Sunday, September 8 at 10:00am

“Be Water, My Friend” – Ingathering Extravaganza!

On the Common (if weather permits)

Our Choir and Tyler Family, the Stuart Highlander Pipe Band, entertainment from the Boston Circus Guild (Acacia is a hat juggler, fire performer, stilt walker and hula hoop extraordinaire), the wisdom of ministers, bagels from the Board, and you!! Bring a small amount of water from your summer places to mingle for future child dedications. Bring folding chairs, blankets, and a spirit of eagerness!

“Be Like Water,” a quote from martial artist Bruce Lee, is a slogan of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Lee said: “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”