Thursday, December 1, 2016

Conversations after church Dec. 4 & 11: preparing What Keystone can offer the world/struggle in this Time

Opportunities to Reflect & Strategize this Week and Next:  

Pause & Pray Tonight - Come Hold Deep Space of Hope - Lean in to start of Advent Season


Tonight, Wednesday November 30 @ Keystone Fireside Room, Advent Season Prayer Gathering, 7-8 PM:

Rita Peterson leads an evening of prayer tonight.  We will gather to hold the deep space of hope as we lean into the Advent season.  We will dedicate this special time for our intentions and inner reflection in prayerful, communion with one another.  Tonightwe have chosen to press the pause button, for just a bit of time, to nestle into God’s presence, in the loving solidarity of a circle of folks at church, to ponder and be, to touch into the longings and needs we have for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world.  Come for heart work and heart rest—a time of holy waiting, and maybe, if we get a little restless –some holy daydreaming.  There will be four 15-minute prayer periods.  Each will begin with spoken reflection to lead us into quiet prayer together.  There will be some sacred background music to help center us during our time holding space with one another, and each period closes with a prayer.

Then 3 more Wednesdays: Holden Prayer @ Keystone Sanctuary, 7-7:30 PM
December 7
December 14
December 21

Congregational Conversations continue in December after Worship:  developing our next arenas of transformational engagement.
On Sunday November 13, Rev. Rich facilitated a conversation for those who wanted to reflect on the election.  We discussed 1) how we were feeling, and 2) what we were learning.

The next two Sundays, our congregational conversation continues.  Please bring your voice as we have our coffee hour together in discussion @ 11:45 AM:

Sunday December 4:  Our hopes/ visions in these times.

Sunday December 11:  Assessment: How do we get there?  What do we at Keystone have that we can offer the world/the struggle?  

We will join together after worship- feel free to bring your coffee to a pew- both congregational conversations will be facilitated by Rev. Lauren & Rev. Rich.  

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