The 10 o’clock hour offers a variety of Spiritual Formation opportunities; today’s are listed below.
Conversation on issues related to the Guild Hall embroideries, facilitated by clergy in Guild Hall. this is the second of four conversations, each designed to stand alone; another is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. The fourth is scheduled for Nov. 25, directly following the Second Service (about noon), in the Sanctuary.
Meditation—This ancient Christian spiritual practice includes three parts: opening meditation, walking meditation and closing meditation.
Church School—a safe, loving and fun experience for young people age 4 through 12th grade. We ground our study of God’s ways in Christian and Hebrew scripture, interfaith perspectives and faith stories. We are open to questions about faith, and equip children for their lifelong faith journey. We help our children and young people understand how faith intersects with what happens in their life and in the world around them, as well as how they can be change agents to create a most just world. Allowing the freedom of the seeker of any age is a core value of our progressive Christian community, as is respecting all faiths. We embrace diverse families.
Spirit Moves—Would you like to explore your spirituality through movement? With yoga, dance and guided imagery, we will explore what it means to use our bodies to discover our spiritual selves. Each week, we will express a different theme through the medium of our bodies. Using a wide range of music, we will find the moving person inside each of us. This class is designed for all ages and abilities.
Spiritual Care for the Kids You Love—This exploration time is designed for any adults—parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors or others—who wish to learn more about how to deepen their spiritual relationships with the children in their lives.
Forum—The Re-imagining Community. The Re-imagining Community is an ecumenical, radical Christian movement, which evolved out of a 1993 conference marking the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Decade: Churches in Solidarity with Women 1988–1998. Re-imagining embodies a search for God, justice and a challenging, empowering and inclusive church. It held a well-attended and much-praised workshop at Plymouth earlier in 2018. Mary Kay Sauter, a retired UCC pastor, was co-chair of the 1993 Re-Imagining Conference and is the current board convener/chair of the Re-Imagining Community.