Join us for the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Bring your own chairs. Restrooms will not be available.
Rev. Laura Baber will lead this gentle time of New Year’s Eve reflection. Participants will experience guided prayer and inspirations on the year behind us and preparation for the year ahead. This will be a contemplative prayer experience with options for creative expression, silence, or sharing. No registration is necessary. Simply save this Zoom link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82536845210) and mark your calendars (Friday, December 31, 9 am to Noon.)
Hosted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the Center for Spiritual Formation. There is no registration fee, but donations are invited to be made to either organization.
Consider the Birds of the Air: Identifying Who You Are and Whose You Are
How to Love Better: An Enneagram Study: We all know that we are to love others like we love ourselves - but other people can be so annoying! And sometimes we really struggle with even liking our own selves. The Enneagram is an ancient system of personality types that can be used to help us better understand ourselves and others. With the Enneagram in one hand and the Bible in the other, we will learn how to love ourselves and love others better.
Walking labyrinths is an ancient prayer and meditation practice. For Christians, the posture of giving oneself prayerfully to a labyrinth walk invites and evokes closeness to the Holy in a full body experience. Often entering a labyrinth replicates being on a pilgrimage. In fact, labyrinths were built inside churches, or on church properties, for such a purpose: to offer a mini-pilgrimage experience when one could not avail them self to travel or go on an extended pilgrimage. But what if someone does not have access to a prayer labyrinth… perhaps they them self might be the labyrinth?
Session III Grieving with the Grieving with special guest Deborah Heisley-Cato, retired Lead Pastor, Fishing Creek Salem UMC, Etters, PA. As faith leaders, each of us are experiencing layers of lament as we grieve our own losses throughout the pandemic. We will consider the sacred space that is essential to being with others in their own grief, while carrying our own, and knowing God’s reservoir of living water. Ashleigh Gonzalez will provide spiritual companioning.
"Living abundantly": Jesus tells his disciples that
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
What does it mean for us to live abundantly in these crazy times?
A Series of Four Webinars following the Church Year: Each webinar will include four sessions covering Spiritual Preparation (getting ready); the lectionary; music; liturgies; prayers; preaching/teaching; and chancel or area decor. Input and dialogue, Power Point and idea sharing.