United Church of Christ
No Matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here
Rev Dick Weaver &
Rev Cathy Barker Welcome you to Plymouth Church
Geography of Grace
September 25,2014-November 25, 2014
How is it with your soul? How do you tend your inner geography - the mountains, the deserts, the marshes? In this session of soul-tending based on the work of Parker Palmer, we will create a circle of trust, learn honest and open questions, and help “hear
each other into deeper speech.”
We will have a free introduction session on Thursday September 25, 2014 in our Fireside Room from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Classes will all be on consecutive Thursdays at the same time with the exception of our retreat, which is Friday evening November 14th to Sunday afternoon November 16th at Camp Mimanagish. The cost is $10 for the materials and $75 for the retreat. Please bring a journal or notebook and something to write with as well as a mug for a beverage of your choice.
Adult Education 6 week Class
Book Study with Dick Weaver
I'm inviting those of you who like to read and discuss to interact with me this fall, and with the book Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh. Montana Book and Toy Company will have some copies, or you may order one through your online sources. This book engages us intellectually, but also serves as a portal into the world of meditation and prayer--something that Christians and Buddhists do indeed have in common. This discussion will be offered each week beginning Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM. We will have 6 sessions, which will include discussion as well as prayer time and even labyrinth time for those who wish it. Another way to grow in both knowledge and faith.
Capital Campaign Update
The architect drawing for our beautiful new entrance. We hope to have this started on September 22, 2014!
As this goes into motion, please remember to use the downstairs door or the Education Wing doors until we are done.
New Adult Ed Class!
As promised, Cathy Barker will soon lead a study of the Biblical book called Acts of the Apostles. Part 1, written by StillSpeaking author Tony Robinson, will lead us through the first 6 chapters in 6 weeks. Acts chronicles the birth of the early church, with all its ups an downs, as the disciples tried to follow Jesus' way AND stay alive! You'll see danger, joy, and quarrels in the early days of the faith. What can we learn from their experience?
Because some folks have a Tuesday morning commitment, the series will begin on Wednesday nights only, 7-8:30 starting October 22. Tuesday morning sessions will begin as needed in November. The resource book costs $5, and it's also available online. There will be homework; at least 30 minutes a week of reading and faith reflection. All are invited to participate - no prerequisites!
Geography of Grace Classes
Adult Ed: "Living Buddha,Living Christ"
Capital Campaign: Our new entryway!
Adult Ed: Acts of the Apostles: Part I