This month, we're exploring the theme of covenant. To live in covenant is not to experience the strictures of a "contract," but to enjoy the spaciousness and grace of a wider reality, that holds love in place. This way of life is similar to a kind of adaptive, systemic process called "emergence." Emergence can be observed in slime-mold, ant colonies, and yes, in congregations. As we explore this wondrous interdependence, we'll also hear from artist Carl Gombert, who created the beautiful mural in our Social Hall.