A new opportunity begins this Sunday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rio Rancho. Really we're right on the border of Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and Corrales -- centrally located for this "centering" activity! What do I mean by centering? Well, if you've ever felt off-center, like I have, you may feel your life could use more peace, more chances to turn down the chatter of the world, more space to connect with your spirit and the Spirit who speaks to all of us in a "still, small voice."
Can I stay home and do that kind of "centering" on my own, you ask? Sure. But there is something special about being with others who have similar yearnings to encounter and experience the Divine. A gathering of voices, that's what this Sunday morning is about. I may hear the Spirit speak to me in the thoughts that you express. Something that I say may touch your life as the Spirit moves among and within us.
Recently I read Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler Bass, and this sentence struck a deep chord in me: Faith is a craft learned over time in community. I started attending St. Paul's last May and have found here a community where my faith continues to take shape. I believe that this new time of being together to contemplate, share and listen will provide new ways to connect with God and God's dream for the world.
Can't make it this Sunday? We'll be gathering the first Sunday of every month, at 9 am. The invitation continues...
Here, the Spirit. Hear the Spirit.
Come to a Gathering this Sunday,
August 7, at 9:00 am.
No matter the weather, it's always the season for renewal. We ponder questions, meditate, share and sing. Join us for a splash of adventure.