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A PEOPLE OF PLUNDER

On Sunday, Andrew Johnson gave a compelling talk on our propensity to plunder the Earth’s resources as soon as we forget that we ourselves came from the dust.  He quoted lots of different authors so below is a short list of some of the thinkers he drew from.  Enjoy! Resources from Andrew Rebecca Solnit, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness…

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WHEN I WAS SICK

Last Sunday, Wendie Brockhaus led us in a discussion about the healthcare system we all interact with.  Many people shared their stories of heartache and struggle from the perspective of both patient and healthcare professional.  Wendie opened our night with a poem reflecting on her time as a hospital chaplain, and left us with a lot to think about.  Below…

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

On Easter, we spent time sharing stories of transformation and renewal.  Not only did we hear from a select number of storytellers, but we also heard from people willing to their their own stories.  To bring us back together after this time, we shared in this responsive reading based on the Lord’s Prayer. Our Mother and Father Our Mother and…

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HOLY SATURDAY GUIDED PRAYER

The Open Table, Holy Week 2016 Following the Last Supper of Maundy Thursday and the darkness of the cross on Good Friday, on Holy Saturday, the church continues in prayer, waiting at the tomb.  The suffering is over, but Easter has not come yet.  Consider sitting at an empty table, or in front of an unlit candle to represent this…

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TAIZÉ HOSPITALITY REFLECTION

This past Taizé gathering was centered around hospitality, and Emily Bartlett shared an interactive reflection on that topic.  On display was an art piece of a human figure and below that were a number of different anatomical drawings of body parts.  This was meant to cause us to reflect on the need we all have for these separate parts to…

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YOU WELCOMED ME

On Sunday, Laurie Anderson spoke of how every policy decision we make politically affects real people with real stories.  Below are some resources she shared for folks who would like to get more involved in immigrant justice initiatives, as well as a beautiful prayer we spoke together as our benediction. The Immigrants Creed I believe in Almighty God, who guided…

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