You are invited to in-person worship this All Hallow’s Eve Sunday, October 30 at 10 am for Día de los Muertos: The Day of the Dead Celebration. You are invited to bring photos of your loved ones and/or someone you would like to honor to be placed on the altar. They will be up through the All Saints Sunday, Nov. 6th
*Masks are optional. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE. You can worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
You can also watch Sunday services at your convenience by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. Each Sunday worship will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
All Hallow’s Eve Sunday
Día de los Muertos
The Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 10 am
Children’s Time: “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” by Pastor John
Special Music: Children’s Piano Recital by Febe, Elizabeth, Isaiah
(Under the tutelage of Piano Teacher, Marina Thomas)
Message: Return of Uninvited Visitors: “A Message from Beyond”
The Veils Are Thin:
Connecting to the Other Side
Again this year we are being visited by the uninvited visitors. We are told there are new additional visitors added from the last. They tell us that this is not all doom and gloom affair. Rather, there will be a mix of seriousness with levity and fun. Don’t miss it!
Nearly every culture has celebrated this time in their own unique ways! We will be honoring and celebrating “All Hallow’s Eve”, “The Day of the Dead”. Mexican culture celebrates the Day of the Dead by gathering around the gravesite to honor and remember the dead. They acquaint themselves with the reality of death as part of the fabric of life.
We invite you to pass the veils between the worlds. In this meeting place of “between” the world where the living and the dead intersect to celebrate the mysterious and magical place of the Kingdom of God. The Christian belief in the “Communion of Saints” is an acknowledgment of the reality of the living communing with the ancestors.
“You learn more at a funeral than at a feast.
After all, that’s where we’ll end up.
We might discover something from it.”
– Ecclesiastes 7:2 (The Message)