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 from 9.30 am - 10.15 am before the Sunday service, 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, serenaded by the choir as they practice next door. We laugh together, listen gently and respectfully to one another, sharing our spiritual and earthly journey.
The Monday 11 am discussion group 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.
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.