Friday, February 26, 2010

Krishnamurti Calls

Neil will lead the discussion as we attempt to grasp a very different set of ideas about belief in God. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), a renowned spiritual teacher, asks us to consider that across the human race the different beliefs in God only divide people with dogma, doctrine and rituals and create confusion and intolerance. He suggests, in fact, that beliefs in God actually impede spiritual development. But what are we left with if we don't believe in God? Come explore this very different dimension of spiritual concept. and wrestle, perhaps, with an idea that seems to make no sense.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Genealogy of Soul

Catholic Priest Edward Hays said "Lent as a holy season challenges one to aspire to be as Godlike as possible in forgiving and loving. We've all heard how the average person actualizes very little of his or her potential mental powers; the same is true of our spiritual potential. Lent as a holy season challenges one to reach for that potential, to aspire toward the greatness of soul that comes from cultivating virtues like justice, mercy and love."

The Gathering will begin this Lenten effort at cultivating "greatness of soul" with a time of meditation and reflection.

Come and join us for this meditation experience as Neil, Ann and Karen help us discover our Soul's Genealogy. We will share soul food (anything that makes your soul and body sing).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Your Cup of Tea

Harold and Beth will educate us on Greg Mortenson's work in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They heard the author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools in Dallas. Greg has worked to reduce poverty and promote peace via education. It should be a heart warming experience.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Souper Bowl!

We'll kick off worship at 5:30 pm Sunday. Those in attendance will celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid and the Feast of Presentation, two little known feasts celebrated this past week, maybe even in Miami.

No tickets are required for the bread breaking. As Karen put it in the newsletter:

We'll enjoy great Celtic music, be warmed in body and soul with delicious soup and nourishing community, and do our part to add soul to the universe.

Care to join us at the Souper Bowl? We'd love to have you. A Saint riding a bucking Colt, that's pure West Texas.