Explore with us spiritually!

Spiritual Growth provides opportunities to awaken and sustain love, compassion, service and personal transformation. Our goal is to help each other discover how spiritual practice, learning, and community service can transform our lives and move the world toward peace and justice.

Our activities are guided by a set of seven principles. One of these principles affirms our intention to accept one another and encourage each other's spiritual growth. We will not judge the path you have chosen; rather we will offer opportunities which will help you strengthen your own disciplines

We seek the spiritual. Both adults and children come together on Sunday morning at 10:30 ready to greet one-another, listen, share, and appreciate our worship service. Some of us have had a head start. Choir members have rehearsed the morning’s songs and had a cup of tea, or our discussion group has shared a lively give-and-take about their latest book. The children stay with us through our “Story for all ages,” then leave with their teachers for Religious Education. At 11:30, we all gather in the parish hall to meet that new person we noticed in the sanctuary or share an idea spurred by the sermon – oh yes and to enjoy coffee and snacks.

Sunday mornings is not the only time we seek the spiritual:

Choir & Music Groups

Adult Choir meets every Thursday from 7-9 pm for practice, and at 9 am for rehearsal on the days the choir is singing for church service (twice a month). All are welcome.

 

 

Book GroupsSpiritual Book Cover

Groups arise as interest flows. A popular program example featuring “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser” by Lewis Richmond.

 

 

 

 

Early Morning Yoga

Thursday from 7-8:15 a.m. Start your day with a moderately paced Hatha Yoga class. All experience levels are welcome. All adults and teens are welcome. Donations accepted.

 

 

Outreach & Consultation

Reverend Lara goes to local community activities to meet and greet people. It is one of our ways to meet others and be known we care for all. All can schedule private time with her for personal consultation as well.

 

 

 

Ripples of Peace SanghaRipples of Peace Sangha

The Sangha is a community of friends learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha. Our weekly gatherings on Tuesday 5:15-6:45 pm begin with sitting and walking meditation followed by reading from a Buddhist teacher. The Sangha is an open gathering.

 

 

Small Group MinistriesSmall Group Ministries Circle

Small Group Ministries are intentional lay-led small groups that deepen and expand the ministry of a congregation. SGM helps build community and provides opportunities for deeper relationships and opportunity for deeper spiritual exploration and search for meaning.

 

 

 

Sunday Adult Discussion GroupSunday Discussion Group

This popular group meets from 8:30 to 10:15 am two Sundays a month. The Adult Discussion Group encourages an open exchange of free flowing ideas on broadly spiritual themes based on selected books and articles of interest.

 

 

Meditation GroupsMeditation Group

All are welcome to attend meditation sessions held in the Sanctuary or Parlor on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You are in solemn focus but in a group effort. All levels welcome.

 

 

 

 

Women for All SeasonsWomen for all Seasons

Explore and celebrate the cycles of nature and the seasons of our earth and our lives, share and discuss, and get to know each other. All women are welcome