Our Scripture Seekers/Thursday evening group is embarking on a new adventure. And you are invited to join us at 5:30 in the Ross Blue Room! As "Seekers Embracing the Journey" we are more exploring our growing faith practice of asking deeper and better questions- by immersing ourselves in a study of "Living the Questions, 2.0." Each Thursday evening, we will explore a scripture related to the theme, and view a 20 minute video that features a diverse group of progressive Christian theological voices that will help us discover how to make sense of the complexities we find ourselves in as a nation, and what might be next for us as progressive Christians. After unpacking the scripture and hearing the thoughts of our theological guides - We will share and discuss what is coming up for us. (This is the really fun and transformative part with this group). I invite you to bring your whole self and your questions because I promise you - it will be a lively conversation. - Rev. Jeanne
Here are some are our upcoming themes and meeting dates. I will post the scriptures we will be exploring in each session in advance so you can read them before we meet if you would like. We also have a "home version" of the videos we will be using each week in my office library. So if you miss a week and would like to check it out (and return it quickly so others can use it) that resource is available:
October 19: No Living the Questions Study- PPRC and Church Council Meeting
- October 26: Lives of Jesus
- November 2: A Passion for Christ (Paul)
- November 9: Out into the World (Challenges we face as Progressive Christians)
- November 16: PPRC and Church Council Meetings
- November 23: ThanksgivingDay
The UCH Healing Circle is a group people who gather together in our sanctuary one evening a month January through November to direct God’s healing energy (Love) to those whose names are entered into the Circle. A breath centered meditation is used to calm, relax, and center ourselves in preparation for this directed healing practice. The Healing Circle is open to anyone; the only requirement is being open to the possibilities that God has available to us.
Please join us each month in taking time to step away from the chaos of every day and just be in an atmosphere of light music and quiet time. This is a non directed service where each participant prays, reflects, listens, breathes and rests in the presence of that which is holy for them. All are invited, be you Christian, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, unaffiliated, and non-believer to pray or just be in your own way. You may come and go as you please. We begin with music and end when the music stops. All are welcome.
This Sunday we continue our exploration of "spiritual movement" during our Stewardship season by reflecting on our call to pray, express joy, and be grateful. Paul encourages the Thessalonian community to "Cultivate joy no matter what; pray all the time; and thank God no matter what happens." (I Thessalonians 5:17) This is no accident, because praying, expressing joy, and cultivating gratitude are all powerful spiritual practices (exterior and interior movements) that will change our hearts and our world. Join us for worship as we explore the spiritual movements in our Stewardship Season scripture (Matthew 14:22-33) and as we immerse ourselves in prayer, gratitude, and joy. We will have a chance to soak up and express gratitude of all kinds. I look forward to seeing you there! -Rev. Jeanne