2018.08.05: Friends are part of our life blood in traveling this world. We need them, seek them out, and lean on them. We strive to be good friends in turn. There is also a spiritual element to friendships which this sermon will explore. Listen to the audio: Sermon Only [24:38] Sermon & Discussion [30:13]
Rev. Scott Dillard
How do we bring those who have been historically marginalized in the church into the community? What does it look like to create a space where all are welcomed and valued as members of that community? We will explore what we can do to help facilitate a more welcoming and inclusive church.
Speaker: Rev. Scott Dillard Both our actual mothers and our ideal sense of what a mother should or could be are worthy of our celebration. Motherhood is a sense of caring, nurturing, and inspiration which is, perhaps, our first glimpse into the divine. Today’s sermon will celebrate that spirit of the Mother! Service Leader: Gayle … Continued
This service will look at the change as a necessary concept in the quest for spiritual growth.
This day the friends and family of Tom Norris celebrate the memory of his life.
Relationships can be said to start with a feeling of compassion for one another, for being able to acknowledge the suffering of others, and to be able to want to reach across whatever divides us to see the world from the perspective of others. By looking at compassion as a spiritual practice, we may bridge … Continued
With all change comes loss. When we become something new, we lose the old. But spiritual growth doesn’t happen without change. How we manage this change and even embrace it is a necessary way forward in becoming as fully present to the divine and to one another than is possible.
On this Mother’s Day, we will look at the love of the Mother not just as a biological relationship but a relationship we might all share with connecting to the divine.
As we live out our daily lives, we encounter difficulties that sometimes seem to stop us in our tracks and, perhaps, render us immobile. What we need is encouragement to move forward, to speak our truth, to stand in our knowingness of what is right for us.
Rev. Dillard will be talking about this passage from Ephesians and how this bit of practical advise might serve us well in difficult times.