Join members and friends for weekly contemplation on scripture beginning Monday, September 21, at noon.
Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) is an ancient Christian practice in which one reads a small passage of scripture, trusting in God’s presence and relevance in daily experience. Lectio Divina is not about acquiring head knowledge of Scripture, but is about a personal encounter with the heart of God, inspiring one’s attention and already praying through the listener. Through this mingling of reading and prayer, the stories and texts of the bible meet us in our own life story.
The group will meet every Monday through October at noon for about 30-40 minutes. You attend whenever you can, but registration is needed so we can maintain a safe space. Register with Beverly.
The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts
by Karen Armstrong, led by Terri Bourne.
Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions that “a narrow and literalistic reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world’s religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, The Lost Art of Scripture shines fresh light on the world’s major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts.” Continue reading
Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Prayer Outdoors is Back.
Join us for Compline – Night Prayer at 7:00 p.m. in the back parking lot, re-starting on Thursday, September 24. 25 minutes of reconnection with God and each other. Come, stay safely distanced, wear your mask.
The concept of ‘house churches’ dates to Christianity’s early days, with New Testament references including the stories of the Last Supper and Pentecost. Little did we know that the house church groups that started last fall would find themselves transitioning this past spring to a virtual meeting format via Zoom. Continue reading
Join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals service on October 3 at 9:30 a.m. If we can assemble safely in the courtyard we will do so. If we need to do a virtual blessing, we’ll figure that out.