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Mutual Blessing Through Presence & Relationships

If we were to distill the essence of the Christian faith, we would always come back to the reality of love - not as a sentimental feeling or a sugary concept- but as a disciplined and spiritual way of life.


Learning to Meet People Where They Are

When God’s Word becomes ingrained in our lives, we can better see God’s activity within and around us and others. We can then tell that story in ways that are authentic to us and that others can understand.


Turning to Hope for the World and in Our Lives

Just like the disciples who heard the call to turn from their fishing nets toward Jesus, we are each beckoned to reorient our lives to God, falling in love again, again, and again. But what exactly are we turning from? And what are we to turn toward?


Worshiping in Public as Witness

When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. So many of our worship experiences take place within a church building - it can be hard to imagine worship without candles and stained glass and pews - but there are many ways we can bring worship out into the wider world, knowing that God is waiting out there, too.


Going into the Neighborhood to Listen Deeply

When we go on the Way of Love, we cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus. Whether God calls us to go across the street or across the world, we are sent beyond our circles and comfort, to witness to the love, justice, and truth of God with our lips and with our lives.


Praying with Our Bodies and Our Creativity

Prayer is inviting and dwelling in God’s loving presence - a practice that can sometimes be daunting, but is ultimately one of the most important things we do as Christians. Whether by boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God, simply listening for God’s voice in our lives, or infusing our work with prayer, we can find ourselves drawing nearer and nearer to him.


Resting in and with the Land

Rest is more than sleep or mindless consuming - it’s a deep-seated principle and practice that God invites us to undertake for our own health and for the health of this fragile earth, our island home.