Common Thursdays

Come join an open community gathering starting with soup and bread at 5:45 pm, followed by discussion or activity at 6:15 pm - 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
 
If you want to join the pastor in making soup or bread, and for conversation, kitchen office hours are 12 pm - 2pm.
 
The Stone Soup Pot
Your contribution to the meal, if you can: Either bring ingredients to the church kitchen on Sunday, or by noon Thursday. We’ll prepare a vegetarian soup, so bring boxes or cans of vegetable stock; onions, potatoes, carrots, other root vegetables, greens, farm stand produce, cans of beans, bags of lentils or beans; flour, yeast, oil, or butter. If you bring it on Thursday night, we’ll use it the next time.
 
January 2020 — Witness
Jan. 9 Spiritual practices: Bearing Witness—Presence and Consequences
Tempe Staples, who recently participated in a witness of presence at the US/Mexico border, will be talking about her experiences there. We will discuss how the spiritual practice of presence changes us and others.
 
Jan. 23 Asking the Hard Questions: Are we silent when we need to speak on questions of justice? When we are safe or in a position of privilege and others are not, how does Jesus call us to witness, to stand, to speak?
 
I would invite people to attend a Special Showing of GenSilent: The critically acclaimed documentary about LGBT older people going back into the closet to survive.
January 23, 3-5 p.m. in collaboration with Littleton Department of Elder and Human Services, as a part of our commitment of support as a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g
 
February 2020 — Identity: Transitions and Transformations
February 13 5:45 p.m. Spiritual Practices to Explore “Who do you say I am?” Using lectio divina and other reflection practices we will examine our answers to that question that Jesus asks, and how those answers shape our identity.
 
February 27 5:45 p.m. Asking the Hard Questions: “Who am I?” Every time we go through a transition, our identity changes as well. We’ll begin a conversation in answering that question, particularly in relation to our spiritual lives. Are we growing, are we a light in the world, are we salt that’s lost its savor?