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wednesdays | 6:30PM | online study
book study: The Practice of the Presence of God
Our weekly book study is beginning a new study starting Wednesday, March 1st @ 6:30P PST on the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, Br. Lawrence.
Our Book Study remains online via Zoom connection. Click here for links and more information.
The Practice of the Presence of God is a spiritual classic that is really a collection of conversations and letters from Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection, a 17th century, French Carmelite monk. Starting life as a poor, uneducated, peasant and soldier, Br. Lawrence, from the kitchen of his monastery as lowly cook, created a personal discipline and way of practicing a constant awareness of God’s presence that transported him into a radically different way of perceiving life. He inspired those around him, and through his few surviving letters, notes of conversations he had with a friend, and a few other bits, he has continued to inspire us for over three hundred years.
All our book studies deal with better understanding our spiritual formation and especially, contemplative practice, and after working through Falling Upward, a look at second half of life spirituality, the direct simplicity of Br. Lawrence’s practice of presence seemed a perfect way to make second half spirituality an intimate reality.
Come join us Wednesday nights at 6:30P PST to dive into a different world of experience and a different level of presence.
Since this is an online study, you’ll need to get your own copy of the book. The Amazon link is here. It’s important to get this specific edition or we won’t be able to follow each other in the study. There are many translations, versions, editions available that vary greatly. Amazon shipping should be quick, but order as soon as you can.
Hope to see you on the little screen for this!
tuesdays | 6:30 PM | online
Conversations: applying faith to life
Sunday morning messages go by quickly.
And the format doesn’t give time for the processing and discussion that gets us down to real understanding–and maybe more importantly, how concepts and issues actually apply to daily life and make it better. Tuesday evenings, we’ll dig back into material from the previous Sunday to discuss, dive into completely new topics, hear personal stories, see how our faith applies to real life…and makes it better.
During the current virus outbreak, Conversations will be online via Zoom connection. Click here for links and more information.
Join us Tuesdays: 6:30PM PST.
first mondays of month | 6:30 PM | online gathering
Prayer: stronger together
Since the pandemic started, we’ve been isolated to one degree or another, and the issues we face individually and collectively, in our families, community, nation, globe seem to have increased exponentially.
Praying together and having time to talk about the issues we face and for what we’re grateful, to listen and support and realize God’s empowerment in our lives is what this gathering is all about. Come join us online to pray and support each other when we need it most.
You can pray with us through Zoom connection online. Click here for links and more information.
Join us on the first Monday of each month: 6:30PM PST.