For Times Such as These

By Rebecca Hall We rehearse, and then we perform.  We practice, and then we play the big game.  We train, and then run the marathon.  We learn, and then we put the skills to use.  Rehearsing, practicing, training, and learning are valuable in and of themselves.  But we also might…

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Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, “Sacred Pauses”

Presented by the Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, former senior consultant for the Alban Institute. Within our Christian tradition (and other religious traditions) particular periods, such as Lent, are set aside for reflection, renewal, and reconciliation. Also, there has been a long tradition of “praying the hours” which provide opportunities for reconnecting with God and ourselves…

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Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Bob Shore-Goss, “God as Gardener”

Presented by the Rev. Dr. Bob Shore-Goss, member United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Council. There is another way of Earth care other than to use the model of creation stewardship. Stewardship is a patriarchal model for tending the garden from a position of mastery and dominance. If we look at the biblical scriptures more closely, we discover a gardening model…

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The Abbey Facebook Discussion Group

Join us for an asynchronous book group! We will be using the book The Soul's Slow Ripening by Christine Valters Paintner: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Each week we will read, engage the practices at home, and share our experiences with the rest of the group. Any and…

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