The Freedom to Rise

This Sunday we continued our Cup of Freedom series with “The Freedom to Rise Again.” We recognized that our cups often break, but like the apostle Peter, through the power of Jesus’ resurrection, we have the power to rise.

You can read Maya Angelou’s poem “I Rise” in its entirety here and the Clinton inaugural poem here.

To read more about Adrianne Haslitt-Davis, you can check out her website.

From Pastor Jason: I don’t usually talk about my sermons with my wife Trish before I preach them. This week I wish I had. This afternoon she told me about a piece of artwork she had read about, Mended Cups by Yoko Ono – you can read about it here. Ono uses the Japanese technique of Kintsugi, the mending of broken pottery with gold, to create mended cups, each describing shattering tragedies of history. It is a great picture of what we engaged in worship today!

The Freedom to Serve

Silent Retreat Day

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The Monday Morning Meditation Group will once again be holding a day of silent meditation on April 18th from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM in the church parlor. See Nancy Lydon for more information regarding this opportunity to take an extended period of time in silence and connection with God. Bring a bag lunch.

Gleaning April 2016

 

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On Saturday morning April 30, 2016, you are invited to join us in our group gleaning day of the year with C.R.O.S. Ministries. Gleaning is the ancient, biblical practice of picking produce from a field that has already been harvested. Less than grocery-store-perfect peppers, cucumbers, and corn are picked, boxed and distributed to the hungry in Palm Beach County. We will not know until the week before where we will be gleaning. If you are interested in participating, contact Ginny Somerville, Janet Lisle, or email us to let us know you will be participating.

The Enneagram Journey

enneagramgroup2Beginning Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 PM, we will be engaging a twelve week study of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is an ancient, newly discovered tool that is beneficial for people in the personal, interpersonal and social spheres of human existence. It is extraordinarily useful because it works. Each of us has life experience that has given us a degree of self-knowledge; however there is always a deepening clarity we discover through our Enneagram type. The awareness that comes is like a light shining in one’s closet.

The group sessions will include a teaching by Suzanne Stabile along with practice and conversation. Suzanne Stabile, an internationally renowned teacher and director of retreats, offers a unique and creative approach to the practice of spiritual formation. A master teacher of the Enneagram, Suzanne draws upon her educational background at Southern Methodist University, as well as her life skills learned as a mother of four, a social worker, and a minister’s spouse. Her refreshing teaching style is an unforgettable blend of humor, honesty and authenticity. During the course of her 20-year career in teaching the Enneagram, Suzanne has led over 700 introductory and advanced workshops across the United States and Europe. She and her husband, Joseph, are the founders of Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center in Dallas, TX.

MILESTONE 1: The Enneagram Journey: Mapping the Way
MILESTONE 2: Three Ways of Moving Through the World: Stances
MILESTONE 3: Three Ways of Responding to the World: Triads
MILESTONE 4: A Tour of the Nine Numbers
MILESTONE 5: What’s Driving Us? The Nine Passions
MILESTONE 6: Self-Care on the Journey: Wings, Stress and Security
MILESTONE 7: Signposts Along the Way: Messages and Motivations
MILESTONE 8: Seeking Balance: Elevating Your Repressed Center
MILESTONE 9: Slowing Down: Managing Your Dominant Center
MILESTONE 10: The Road Goes On: Care and Transformation of Your Number
MILESTONE 11: Landmarks: Putting Your Number in Larger Context
MILESTONE 12: Fellow Travelers: Tips from Enneagram Companions

If you would like to participate in this group, contact Pastor Jason. There is a $50 fee to cover materials.