Here, the Spirit. Hear the Spirit.
What are you waiting for?
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Rio Rancho, New Mexico


Showers renew the earth, and the soul.

Showers renew the earth, and the soul.

Rain can make us sing.

Rain can make us sing.

Rain can make us sad.

Rain can make us sad.

Sometimes it's hard to find our way.

Sometimes it's hard to find our way.

We need time to pause and reflect.

We need time to pause and reflect.
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.

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Congregation

2701 The American Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-898-7026

http://stpaulsuccrr.org/

Coming from the South on Coors Bypass, turn right just before SAMS Club, go to stop sign and turn left onto Cottonwood Rd. At the intersection with Alameda Blvd, continue straight to the first left (a short block). Turn left on American Rd and turn right at St. Paul's United Church of Christ driveway. (across from MB Transmissions)

Coming from the East or Coors Blvd, take Alameda Blvd west to the traffic light at Cottonwood Rd. (Charter Bank on NW corner). Turn right on Cottonwood for 1 short block to the first left turn. Turn left on American Rd and turn right at St. Paul's United Church of Christ driveway.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

There's a first time for everything.

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.

Sandra Chapin

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