We are a loving, loosely-knit community of people from many faith traditions. We come together to honor the world’s sacred teachings and to celebrate our innate creativity. Anyone can join us and newcomers are especially welcome. The Circle has met the first Sunday of every month since April, 1996. Each Circle has a theme, announced in advance. We suggest you join the OneCircle email list to receive an advance announcement regarding the theme.
Circle of Worship:
Each service begins with a candle-lighting ceremony where we pay homage to the One Source symbolized by a central candle placed on a circular alter. Ten smaller candles are placed around the central candle. They represent the major religions - the Divine Feminine, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indigenous and Native Traditions, Two more candles honor both All Other Faiths and Pure Hearts Who Have Carried the Light of Truth. Everyone is invited to participate in the lighting of the candles and, if inspired, to share something from the heart that relates to the particular candle and the monthly theme. The tenth candle focuses our prayers for healing.
Circle of Worship is celebrated in January, April, July and October.
Circle of Oneness:
In 2008, we were inspired to celebrate a simplified version of the Circle of Worship format - Circle of Oneness. This service honors the Creative Spirit in each one of us. In a bowl of sand placed in the center of our circle, a central candle representing the One Creative Source is lit. Participants are invited to choose a candle of any color and to make a creative offering - extemporaneously or prepared - based on the theme for that month.
Circle of Oneness is celebrated in February, March, May, June, August, September, November and December.
What to bring to both Circles (preferably based on the monthly theme):
• Your own prayers, chants, songs and poems or pieces by others that you want to share
• An inspiring story or insight
• A dance
• A musical instrument to play
Mostly, bring an open mind and a tender heart!
Circle of Worship and Circle of Oneness are celebrated the first Sunday of every month at OneCircle Center, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Pot-luck brunch follows the service. A love donation is appreciated.
Come join the Circle, let’s sing and dance and pray together, Children of the Light!