Stories of Our Fathers

Father’s Day, started in the US in the early 20th century, has historically been celebrated on the level of the personal father, the father who may or may not be present in our lives but with whom we have a close family and sometimes biological connection. For many of us, our personal father profoundly shapes the people we become. Yet we also have different stories. In this service, we would like to appreciate all the people who play the role of father—people who model achievement and become breadwinners and providers of all kinds. These people can be teachers, friends, uncles, cousins, siblings, and even mothers and aunts as well as traditional fathers.

Please bring images of your father and/or father figures to this service. Soap-on-a-rope and Old Spice optional.