A regular midweek gathering for fellowship, prayer, and study and a consistent opportunity for anyone and everyone to come and share the joy of life together and to lend one another hope in the pursuit of uplifting and challenging relationships, sustained in Christ's love.
The church and Baptistery will be open for Evening Prayer at 5:30pm. At 6:00pm the Gallery Kitchen will open with simple suppers of soup, bread, and salad, with a minor suggested donation of $3 to $5 (no one will ever be turned away from supper!) From 6:30/45pm to 8:00pm a variety of studies and forums will afford us informal occasions to dialogue and learn from one another.
This Wednesday, January 10th, we will have a lively conversation about our experiences of Mosaic Dinners and Fora—sharing our experiences of where we have come in the prior months—and considering how the Spirit is leading us into the future.
Then, beginning Wednesday, January 17th, Deacon Tom Lindell will lead a four-part series on the intersection of religion, faith, and science. Everyone has a perspective or “lens” through which they view the world around them. In the case of Science and Religion, many feel a necessity to side with one or the other. Seldom is it both, since it can be difficult to integrate these disparate subjects. This series of Wednesday night presentations will begin this process of integration from the perspective of science and move towards how this affects the way one views religion and theology. The ultimate objective is to remain credible to both areas, but it may require a change in the way we view things. Participants will be invited to enter into this process of introspection in a non-judgmental way, as there is no single way to integrate the two subjects. The facilitator can only offer a personal perspective that is not intended to persuade those who attend to his point of view. Participants will be encouraged to enter into the discussions and ask questions.
These Wednesday gatherings are designed for young and old alike; children are always most welcome!