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June 4, 2023
In Person & via YouTube

Experiencing Delight
Rev. Dr. Craig Rubano 

During LGBTQ+ Pride Month, when our thoughts are with people of all affectional/sexual orientations and gender identities, we lean into our monthly congregational theme of “delight.” How is a congregation primed to be a place in which we can delight in one another, as well as what is perhaps more difficult yet, delighting in ourselves?

Music: Dr. Louise Chernosky, UkUlele Orchestra

The 31st Annual Statewide LGBTQ Pride Festival in Asbury Park begins in Bradley Park at noon. Meet at 11:45 a.m. at City Hall to march in the parade heading south on Main Street.

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June Monthly Theme: DELIGHT

I am interested in what happens to people who find the whole of life so rewarding that they are able to move through it with the same kind of delight in which a child moves through a game.

Margaret Mead

Delight is like the butterflies flying around and landing on the thing that is joy.

Ross Gay

When we are exhausted and harried it is almost impossible to find delight in even the most wonderful things.

Pastors in Exile

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Emily Dickinson

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel García Márquez

Black joy is a moment of reflection and happiness by which we are able to tell ourselves there is more to this life, there is more to this world than just pain.

Miracle Jones

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.

Duke Ellington

The banquet is in the first bite.

Michael Pollan

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old. You grow old when you stop laughing.

George Bernard Shaw