A Call to Care

By Scott Shackleton Today is Orphan Sunday.  It is a time to reflect on those who really need our caring for them and it gives us a chance to expand our empathy. Have a listen.

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Expanding God’s table

By John Pavlovitz One of the images that most attracted me to church was the table of God where all were congregated together in unity.  However, the church has done a lot since the time of Jesus to make the table of God smaller and more exclusive.  We owe it to those who are being […]

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Being on the Edge of Becoming 

by Jennifer Murray The word “virgin” can lend to thoughts of barrenness, but it can also mean whole and content.  Meditation and reflection and contemplation.  Receive the grace of the love that is always there. Am I full or am I empty?  Do I leave a space to be filled by the divine?  Or am […]

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Advent 1: Joining the Way of Divine Gestation

by George Fuller Look up “gestation” in the dictionary or using Google. We are being developed and grown in the womb of the Divine and our faith is being gestated within us. We are continually changing, whether we are comfortable with it or not. It happens around us and within us simultaneously. This is the […]

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The “Other” People

Our natural tendency is to “other”, but this othering is not without cost, both to ourselves and to our world. Jesus wants us to move toward oneness, including with others. by Scott Shackleton  

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This morning our guest speaker, Jennifer Murray speaks about one of our four core categories of spiritual practice — the contemplative. Jesus said “Follow me.” We may not always realize that we need something to help us along the spiritual terrain of life. Being in such need can be a startling spiritual awakening moment. We […]

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Of all the religious-jargon sounding parts of our tradition, the term “The Holy Spirit” is right up near the top of the list. We know it’s religious (the words “holy” and “spirit” are right in it). But what does it mean? “Spirit,” by the very nature of the word is ephemeral at best. Is there […]

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