LIVING OUT CHRIST’S LOVE: Selected Writings of Toyohiko Kagawa. In the period between World Wars I and II, Japanese Christian Toyohiko Kagawa was often mentioned along with Gandhi and Schweitzer as a model of how to blend prayer, compassion, and social action. Excerpts in this book include autobiographical reflections and thoughts concerning the Lord’s Prayer. Facilitator: Norm Baldwin. Time: 9:45 on Sunday mornings beginning March 16th. (Approximately 6 weeks.)
COMPANIONS IN CHRIST: Exploring the Way, a small group experience in Spiritual Formation, March 12 – April 23, Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Do you have a deep longing for something more? It may be something you can’t explain, but you have moral yearnings and visionary dreams that nothing has satisfied.
“To become a spiritual adventurer means learning to listen for the voice of God,” writes the author. “This listening involves a certain level of risk and vulnerability that does not come easily. …[But] we cannot fully rest until we find our way back to the place of our soul’s origin, back to the Love that gave us life.”
Opening time of welcoming, centering, and worship (5 minutes) Sharing insights from the week’s spiritual exercises (10 minutes) Teaching narrative (20 minutes) Deeper explorations of a specific spiritual practice (20 minutes) Closing worship (5 minutes)
Please contact Rev. Cathy Hoop if you are interested in participating and/or if you would need childcare.