(O Lord,) where can I go from your spirit? Or where can
I flee from your presence? -- Psalm 139:7 (NRSV)
Weekday Email Meditations: Interested?
Rev. Chuck shares "Grounded" reflections beginning Monday!
If you'd like to receive these, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
a brief uplift
Join in on a trial business -- no harm/no foul if you do not wish to continue after a week or two, a month, two, or three.
Each Sunday July 10-August 21, our 10 am Worship Celebrations frames our 11:15 am Summer Book Discussion that follows. And the book is titled ... well, see the image above! Buy a copy here, or simply borrow this popular item from a public library.
The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many leave behind traditional religious practices. Author Diana Butler Bass contends that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God.
The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us all. In short:
The sacred is near -- in the community no less than in the church! And that's Good News, in our BPC congregation that's about "Love in Action: Our Church in Our Community!"
Sunday's Message -- "Grounded: Finding God in the World" -- sets it all up, as does the discussion of the book's Intro that follows (copies available at our Fellowship Hall discussion): Come Worship...& Let's Talk!