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wednesdays | 6:30PM | online study
book study: Falling Upward
Our weekly book study is beginning a new study starting Wednesday, February 2nd @ 6:30P PST on the book by Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.
As the pandemic winds down, our Book Study remains online via Zoom connection. Click here for links and more information.
I’ve been recommending this book to many people I’ve been working with lately, and decided it was time for me to reread and be more familiar with the details. In the reading, realized it was a great follow on to the last book we studied. The Amazon link is here, and it strangely appears that the hard cover is cheaper than the paperback, but either one should do–hopefully the page numbers line up. Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.
Falling Upward explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness, offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens, how loss is gain. This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right–a fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life.
Since we still won’t be meeting in person when we start the study, you’ll need to get your own copy of the book. The Amazon link is here, and you can get it in paperback or hardcover. Two day delivery, so plenty time.
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.