O Sapientia — Wisdom’s Feast

The butterfly lives in a seamless realm, a matrix, poetically in the palm of God/dess’s hand, not alien or estranged. Is it possible for us to find that kind of confidence, or trust in the nature of the Universe itself? Let’s take a moment or two to think about Wisdom, and our place in the Universe. What kind of liturgy, or worship experience, would celebrate the kind of inclusive, nurturing community the butterfly knows without thinking about it?

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Call to Worship

Drawn by God’s presence. . .
. . .we gather
Inspired by God’s spirit. . .
. . .we worship

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Call to Celebration

Hungry for meaning?
Welcome home.
Thirsty for purpose?
Welcome home.

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Monthly eBulletin- Prayer within Sacred Community

When Jesus prayed, he found a sense of sacred oneness, when Buddha meditated, he became awake to deeper levels of awareness. No one truly knows the effectiveness of prayer, but one thing is for sure- when we take the time to be still, to slow down, to go inward, we almost always discover something about ourselves and the potential awareness that we are not alone.

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Litany of Praise and Confession

Come to us, God of peace.
Come with your healing and your reconciling power.
Come, that fear may be cast out by love;

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LIfe Our Vision

In this New Year, let us lift our vision of what we can do and what we can achieve:

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God in the Belly

Full of God, full to birthing,
Mary howls: head back, hair tossed,
Hands skyward with joy
That wrongs are about to be righted,
Salvation’s about to be sighted.

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You Who Delight Me – Poems of love & Words of spirit and faith

“you who delight me” is in two parts:
poems of love—secular and spirited writing about people, places and events; and
words of spirit and faith—inclusive language, contemporary liturgies for individual contemplation and progressive faith communities.

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The Birth of Jesus

Born to a poor uneducated carpenter and his partner
All: Jesus was one with oppressed humankind

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Framework of Christmas – first Sunday of Advent in Aotearoa

In Advent, we build the framework of Christmas
together we put up scaffolding
signalling something’s being renovated
something new is being created.

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Opening Prayer

Gracious life-giving God, you call us to live out our faith in ways that honor you and bless our neighbors, and we recognize that worship is an essential part of our faith journey.

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Draw Us Closer

God in our distant places
Draw us closer

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