This is a the season of abundance. Yet, the abundance of sounds and sparkly lights, of shopping and celebrations can also become overwhelming and overtaxing. And some feel sadness in their loneliness amidst the sea of festivities. Against this backdrop of messages urging us to buy more and celebrate often, this month’s theme asks us to consider what does bring a sense of plenitude and of true wealth to our lives?

Through a sermon on plenitude and a book discussion on Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, by Juliet Schor, the congregation is considering what it means to feel wealthy, and in what ways we might feel impoverished. How might reflecting deeply on sources of abundance help shift our investments of our time, money, and energy? Click here for some reflections and questions on this topic.