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Life & Faith
August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
If you are like me, you spend hours of each day trying to fix things for yourself or other people. Right now I’m trying to figure out how to “fix” my pandemic weight gain while at the same time trying to “fix” greenhouse gas emissions, racial injustice, and the church’s historical record filing system.
Jesus seems to be doing something compellingly different. He is looking at the same mess we see, but his lens is focusing differently. That change in focus opens up creating opportunities that seem less about fixing and more about naming into being what is already latent within and among us.
What if, instead of trying to fix what is broken, we practice refocusing and co-creating with God?
At Life & Faith, let’s practice refocusing and co-creating together. Tell a story of a time someone summoned from you a bit of the wholeness that was already there. Is there a time when you suddenly saw a person or a situation differently and that allowed you to nurture into being more justice, healing, hope or love? Jesus used lots of stories and metaphors to describe the kin[g]dom of God he could already see; describe imaginatively for us one of your “messes” as it already is/will be in God’s kin[g]dom.
Life & Faith will meet on Zoom August 2 at 7PM. Anyone from or beyond CUCC who thinks this sounds intriguing is welcome. Contact Jane Smith at email@example.com or check the Monday Online Events email for the Zoom link. Whatever is said at Life & Faith, stays with those gathered.
What is Life & Faith?
Sometimes a change of location and a libation improve the conversation.
Life & Faith began in a local brewery and hopes to return there one day when the COVID-19 numbers drop. Questions for discussion arise from the group as each of us tries to figure out how to put into practice what we believe. We talk about family, work, community. We don’t always agree; we do laugh together. If no one has a question that night, Jane Smith brings a back up question to start the discussion.
What is said at Life & Faith stays at Life & Faith! We seek to be a brave place for one another.
This is a fluid group and friends are welcome – just drop in! We meet on 1st Tuesdays, 7-8PM, currently on Zoom. When gathering at a pub, discussion starts at 7PM, so arrive by 6:30 if you want to order food (each person covers their own purchases). We try to model God’s generosity by tipping well, whether we order water or a full meal. The discussion wraps up at 8PM.
How can I attend?
Jane Smith sends a monthly topic reminder which includes the Zoom link or real life location; to be added to that email, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The topic also appears in the CUCC News & Events the week before, and the Zoom link in the CUCC Online Events email.