Today at a meeting of the ministers in the area of Henderson, NC, in which I represented First Presbyterian Church, we talked about the lighting ceremony during Christmas. The subject was this: should we call it the Christmas Lighting Ceremony. I listened for awhile before stepping in and saying that I had a woman who is Jewish who attends my church, and Hannukah would be also recognized in our church. "And what of those who may be Muslim, and the celebration of Ead?" It is a celebration in the life of the Muslim tradition.
With that we chose to call is a Holiday service.
The Holy Land Pilgrimage shaped me!
Salaam and Shalom!