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In the absence of our opportunities to be together, this is a place where we can share our joys and sorrows with our beloved religious community. Here, we can remain interconnected, and we invite you to share your Joys and Sorrows by submitting a form.

Animated Candle Flame August 14, 2020 – Lighting a candle of remembrance for my father in law Delmer Weldon who moved on this morning (August 14) at the age of 98. We will miss him. – Marjory W.
Animated Candle Flame August 21, 2020 – I am deeply saddened by the fires in California. I am holding the people, wildlife, and nature impacted by the historically catastrophic San Mateo/Santa Cruz fire close to my heart in particular. Many friends and special places there, including my horse Jet (who is safe for the time being). Jennifer C.
Animated Candle Flame August 21, 2020 – Joy: Already in love with Brooke our new puppy!!  Sorrow: RIP Zoie our 11 year old special needs boxer girl! – Mary T. & Barb W.
Animated Candle Flame August 27, 2020 – We join Ken Z. and Kate L. in mourning the death of Ken’s brother David from complications as a result of COVID-19. We hold them in our circles of love. – Rev. Neal
Animated Candle Flame September 14, 2020 – Sharen F. & Paul Z are celebrating 50 years of marriage and riding the roller coaster of life together on September 19th.
Animated Candle Flame September 21, 2020 – We light a candle of joy and sorrow for Emilie Baker.  Joy at a life well lived and sorrow at her death on September 21.  We mourn with her husband Bob and family who loved and will miss her dearly.
Animated Candle Flame September 24, 2020 – We light a candle of sorrow and joy for Tim Bay.  Tim died on September 24th.  We hold his family and friends as we grieve his death together. With joy we remember Tim’s gentle spirit and caring heart. A Celebration of Life will be held in November. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/east-lansing-mi/timothy-bay-9383852
Animated Candle Flame October 2, 2020 – We join DeAndra B. and Mark R. in mourning the death of DeAndra’s father Marvin B. who died at home in Texas surrounded by family on September 30th.
Animated Candle Flame October 7, 2020 – I am joyfully celebrating Barb W’s 63rd birthday and retirement from some 40 years of work at Michigan State University!! – Mary T.
Animated Candle Flame  October 15, 2020 – We mourn with Allen and Peggy C. upon the death of their youngest son Matthew. He died on September 30, 2020 after 35 years on this earth. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?n=matthew-lane-christian&pid=196926654&fhid=21005
Animated Candle Flame October 18, 2020 – Sharing a remembrance of my mother, Vivian, who died 5 years ago on October 25th. Her spirit lives on in me. – Deb F.
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