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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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SUBVERSIVE HOSPITALITY

At our last gathering, Dr. David May from Central Baptist Theological Seminary led our conversation about the three parables contained in Matthew 25.  We discussed the kind of subversive hospitality practiced by Jesus, in which we befriend and help the “least of these”, while speaking truth to power and the systems which help perpetuate their struggles.  Dr. May shared a list…

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TAIZÉ GRATITUDE REFLECTION

On Sunday at The Open Table, our Assistant Curator, Wendie Brockhaus, read a beautiful reflection on gratitude. This was read as part of our quarterly Taizé services and we wanted to share this reflection with you.  Enjoy, and be thankful! “Prayer of Acceptance” By Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr Eternal one who circles the seasons with ease, teach me about Earth’s…

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BLACK, BROWN AND BLUE

This past Sunday, close to 100 people came together to discuss issues concerning structural racism.  At the end of our discussion, several resources and other opportunities were mentioned for anyone who would like to dig deeper into these issues.  Read on for all the details. Upcoming events (as shared by “Black, Brown and Blue” participants at the conversation on 11/8/15…

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SPIRITUALITY REAWAKENED

On Sunday, October 25 Andrea Dutt spoke about her faith journey, and how she was doing work as an activist in issues of justice, yet somehow feeling like something was missing. After doing an online search for “action and contemplation”, she discovered Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action & Contemplation (see website link below), and it became a transformational, life-giving…

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Society, Faith and Beauty

On Sunday, Emily Bartlett, local massage therapist and photographer, facilitated a discussion on beauty.  We explored the difference between what society thinks is beautiful and what God thinks is beautiful.  It was a beautiful and vulnerable conversation.  To start our evening, she showed a video highlighting the kind of pressure that is put on women to look a certain way.…

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