‘Soul Matters’ Theme Groups
Practices to Transform Ourselves and Our World
2017-2018 – Monthly Themes
Our themes: Different practices to transform ourselves and our world (recall that our congregation’s mission is to “transform our selves and our world through compassionate action”). Here’s the slate:
September – Promise: the practice of covenant making
October – Healing: the practice of holding hurt and seeking wholeness
November – Ancestry: the practice of reflecting upon the places and people from which we come
December – Presence: the practice of being
January – Resistance: the practice of standing up for your values
February – Interdependence: the practice of feeling our connection with the larger whole
March – Risk: the practice of trying something that might not work
April – Transformation: the practice of seeking meaningful growth
May – Embodiment: the practice of physical be-ing
June – Joy: the practice of embracing life
As usual, we will delve into our themes in our Sunday worship services.
In the meantime, we’re going to try something different – Theme Exploration sessions. These are stand-alone, one-time, drop-in, open-to-anyone sessions after church. Come to one or both!
March 18, Sunday
Risk: the practice of trying something that might not work
April 15, Sunday
Transformation: the practice of seeking meaningful growth
Time: 12:15pm – 2:15pm
Kids? Open to Youth (teens) and Adults. Childminding for children available with advance notice.
Food: You are invited to partake in the “Souper Lunch” offered in the sanctuary after the service, before the program. Soupers are by donation – give what you can afford.
Location: Farmhouse Common Room (in building just north of sanctuary building, follow signs for office)
RSVP: email Rev. Melora with “theme exploration” in the subject heading, or call/text Rev. Melora at 250-891-6330.
Tuesday, March 20, 1 pm, First Day on Spring – Intergenerational Walk at Swan Lake.
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox, with an Intergenerational Walk with Rev. Melora.
Many schools will be on Spring Break week, so we’re hoping kids will come too!
When: Tuesday, March 20, 1 pm
Where: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
Meet at the Nature House
View the trail map
Rain or shine so dress for weather.
Email RSVP to Rev. Melora subject “walk” or text/call 250-891-6330