Service Times: 9:30 AM | 11:30 AM
The White Stone Ceremony is a “ritual” type service based on a scripture from Revelation 2:17: “Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.”
The stone symbolically represents freedom. This was the custom in ancient days during slavery in the Holy Land, and a prisoner was given a white stone when he was freed from slavery as a token of his freedom. His new name was on his stone in his new life.
During the White Stone meditation, each person holds a white stone in his or her hand, allowing Spirit within to reveal a new name that is to be worked with during the year.
You will be invited to ask for guidance on a word or words that represent your highest intention or a name that you may hear for your new spiritual identity. That name is then written upon the white stone. You keep the white stone as a reminder of your intention for the new year.
Theme: White Stone Service
Lesson: What Is in a Name?
Speaker: Rev. Pat Williamson
Meditation: Rev. Pat Williamson
Music: Rachel Holder