Faith Formation Opportunities
Silence & Solitude practice returns to our weekly line-up. Every Tuesday, beginning September 20th, during the noon hour (12-1 pm), the sanctuary will be set up & set aside for quiet prayer & reflection. Sylvia hosts this time and writes a weekly short devotional thought to help direct the time, if helpful. All people, all ages, part of our congregation or not, are welcome to come in and gift yourself some time of quiet.
Zoom-based Spiritual Practice also returns this year. This is a 30-minute gathering every Thursday, from 12:30 - 1 pm, also hosted by Sylvia. We will begin on October 6th. The fall practice will be all about slowing down our reading of the Bible, using Lectio Divina. Please contact the church office or Sylvia for the zoom link.
Alpha (pt. 2) will be offered every Sunday afternoon in October. Last Spring we completed the first six sessions of this international discipleship course. We are going to offer the last five sessions during the month of October, hosted by Sylvia and held at the church, 3:30-5 pm.
As a way to support our Christian teachers in our local community, Sylvia writes a weekly devotional thought, specifically considering their work. Sylvia comes from a family of educators and spent 30 years teaching teens in the youth ministry context. If you would like to receive that weekly email, please send Sylvia a request and good email address.
Coming in January 2023, are plans to renew our Stephen Ministry training. We are very aware of the mental & emotional toil that all of us face in various seasons of our lives. There are times that each one of us need a little help, outside perspective, and support. We have several previously trained Stephen Ministers in our congregation who are currently available for connection. If you are interested in learning more about Stephen Ministry or would like to talk with someone about connecting with a Stephen Minister, you can leave a message for Sylvia.
Spiritual direction, walks & talks, meals and shared prayer are always connections awaiting for you.
Please don't hesitate to reach out via email (email@example.com) or call (360-378-4544) to make an appointment.