Growing in faith is a life-long endeavour and much of what happens at our church supports it, including worship, pastoral care, and leadership opportunities. We also have two discussion groups that meet regularly for intentional faith exploration. You can come every week, or just drop in occasionally if you prefer.
Connections is a book study that happens Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Family Room, open to all. We discuss pressing questions, do an informal show-and-tell for books that have stirred us and, if there is still time, discuss a paragraph or two in the book we are currently studying. We end with a bit of silence and prayer. We laugh together, listen gently and respectfully to one another, sharing our spiritual and earthly journey.
The Monday 10:00 am reflection circle often begins with the question, “What grabbed you about church yesterday?” For the next hour or so about a dozen people of diverse background and belief respond to the Sunday worship experience. Discussion may include personal experiences, observations about society, theological fine points, Biblical background, challenging questions, silence for pondering, supportive encouragements, and welcome laughs. It is a safe and nurturing place for questioning, seeking truth and being surprised by "ah hah" moments.
The Reflection Circle is immediately follwed by a Bible Study at 11:00 am which focuses on the lectionary readings for the Sunday in 2 week's time. This is an opportunity to get a head start on thinking aobut the upcoming scriptures. It is a great way for our Worship Teams to engage with others as they plan an upcoming service.
Another part of growing in faith are the books in our library. New and familiar authors can be found in our collection of progressive books on Christianity and faith. Visit our Goodreads page for a list of most of the books we have in the library, listed on appropriate shelf lists. Most of our books fall under the 'Progressive Christianity' category, but we also have many Children's books, Worship Resources for adults and children/youth, Family Resources, Pastoral Care, Church/Leadership Resources, and some Inspirational/Devotional books.