Guided Labyrinth Walks led by Rev. Lindy Purdy
• September 24, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join Lindy Purdy in the Courtyard for a short talk and history of the Labyrinth, followed by walking, reflection and meditation. Participants must register ahead for a time slot (5 people per hour). Click to register: Guided Labyrinth Walks with Lindy September 2020
Building on the Devotions
Faith Devotion Zoom Class with Rev. Lindy Purdy
Thursdays, September 17 through October 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Lindy will email the devotion to you each Tuesday and will discuss it in class online on Thursdays. Click to register: ONLINE Faith Devotion Class with Lindy September 2020
The Seventh Story, led by Gareth Higgins
Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29 and November 5
6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Episodes will be released each
Monday on YouTube, with live Q & A on Thursdays
Click to register: ONLINE The Seventh Story October 2020
The story we tell about the world shapes how we live. In a fable for grown-ups, presented alongside essays by Brian McLaren & Gareth Higgins, you’ll examine six familiar stories that have repeated through history, which have taught us all how to dominate, fear, or withdraw from the world and the beautiful people in it.
There is a Seventh Story, a path of openheartedness toward others, and reading this series will inspire you to look anew at the world and your neighbors in creating it. Facing fear, aggression, and violence with the strength to love, and change your story. Visit www.theseventhstory.com for more information. Watch on-demand on YouTube, and join us for a weekly Zoom to discuss. Class fee: $25. Registration is required.
Book Study: My Grandmother’s Hands, led by Nan Peterson
Wednesdays, October 14 – November 11
6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Click to register: ONLINE My Grandmother’s Hands October 2020
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn’t just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.
My Grandmother’s Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. Class fee: $25. Registration is required.
The Book of James Bible Study
Led by Rustin Comer and Danielle Jones
Available on demand on YouTube, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in October
Click to register: ONLINE The Book of James October 2020
Not long after Jesus left Earth, James wrote this practical letter to the believers who were working out what their new lives as Christ-followers should look like. James is an excellent book for those new to faith or for mature believers to get back to basics, James holds challenging truth for Christians. Join Danielle and Rustin as they look at this beautiful book verse by verse.
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