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Worship Services every Sunday 10:00 AM

Welcome

LENT       FAST FORWARD

I am called to fast from being strong and always trying to hold it all together, and instead, embrace the profound grace that comes through my vulnerability and tenderness, to allow a great softening this season.

* I am called to fast from anxiety and the endless torrent of thoughts which rise up in my mind to paralyze me with fear of the future, and enter into the radical trust in the abundance at the heart of things, rather than scarcity.

* I am called to fast from speed and rushing through my life, causing me to miss the grace, shimmering right here, in this holy pause.

* I am called to fast from multitasking and the destructive energy of inattentiveness to any one thing, so that I get many things done, but none of them well, and none of them nourishing to me.  Instead, my practice will become a beholding of each thing, each person, each moment.

* I am called to fast from endless list-making and too many deadlines, and enter into the quiet, and listen for what is ripening and unfolding; what is ready to be born.

* I am called to fast from certainty and trust in the great mystery of things.

— And then perhaps, I will arrive at Easter and realize those things from which I have fasted, I no longer need to take back on again.  I will experience a different kind of rising.

(Cristine Valters Painter, Online Abbess, Website:  “Abbey of the Arts”)

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
3
Tue
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church Office is open, weekdays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, except for Holidays, or illness. Enter
9:00 am Minister’s Tuesday Office Hours
Minister’s Tuesday Office Hours
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reverend Purinton’s Office Hours are: Mondays, 12:00 noon, to 3:00 PM Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon Reverend
6:00 pm Board Meetings
Board Meetings
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm
 
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Mar
4
Wed
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church Office is open, weekdays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, except for Holidays, or illness. Enter
7:00 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Adult Choir Rehearsals begin, welcoming anyone from high school age and older, who can carry a tune, and
Mar
5
Thu
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church Office is open, weekdays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, except for Holidays, or illness. Enter
Mar
6
Fri
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church Office is open, weekdays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, except for Holidays, or illness. Enter
Mar
8
Sun
10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All are welcome to enter through our doors to worship with us.  There is nursery provided, Sunday School
11:00 am Annual Business Meeting
Annual Business Meeting
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Annual Meeting will be held following Worship Service, on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at approximately 11:00 AM.  It

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