As we leave worship, let us together commit ourselves:
- to give thanks each day for the abundant gift and beauty of life
I believe in the hidden God of love,
the spirit of love and compassion
found at the breadth and depth of every human life.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And because there is only one of you in all time,
This expression is unique.
The terms faith and beliefs are sometimes used interchangeably, but I think it is useful to make a distinction between them. Beliefs are things you think are true, like “I believe in God.” “I believe that there is life after death.” These are improvable opinions (or they would be accepted by all as “facts”). A list can be made of beliefs.read more
to acknowledge faith
CLEAR is what I want to feel and be when it comes to something that means as much to me as FAITH. I want to be at peace with what I believe and choose to say and do, with regard to my way of living in faith. I want to own it whole-heartedly. I don’t want to apologize or make excuses for beliefs that don’t make sense, saying things like, “You just have to take that in faith. Someday it will make sense to me, even if it doesn’t now. God’s ways are not our ways.” With Clear Faith, I am at peace.read more
We believe that Jesus has called us to show selfless compassion for others, regardless of how different they are from us and to help others grow and develop their potential – to facilitate human becoming.
All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus
Let our community not be a circle with people
inside the circle who feel part of the club and
those outside the circle who feel excluded.
Today, like Jesus, we may be facing a barren desert
We may be tempted to do the wrong thing
To do something selfish
To do something hurtful.