Men’s Group Service Page

Men on a Mission Let’s use this page to keep in touch about the work we’re doing. September 19, 2014: Tomorrow, September 20, we will be doing a short work project to “re-plant” some of the tombstones in the graveyard. We will also help each other to recycle toxic and electronic waste. Please use the form […]

ICL: Reading and the Moral Imagination

September 22-October 6, 11:30am-12:30pm, in the Lounge Rick Osmer and Kristie Finley How does reading affect our ability to think and act morally? How can we encourage children and youth to explore their moral universe through reading? And how does popular fantasy literature like the Harry Potter books spur this kind of exploration? In the […]

Fall 2013 ICL

Institute for Christian Living Classes, Fall 2013 (Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm) This fall our focus is on how our faith calls us to live. What does it mean to be people of faith? How early does moral development start? How can reading to children spark their moral imaginations? Whether you are a parent, a grandparent or simply […]

Love, Pray, Eat: A Mini-Retreat for Couples of All Stages


Men’s Retreat 2013

The Un-Retreat Ever notice that the richest part of a gathering is sometimes what happens around the program – hanging out “between things?” Why not make that the retreat? This year, we’ll have a sort of “un-retreat.” There will be structure, and there will be a leader (see below). But the content and conversation will […]

Spring ICL

Faith and Free Will  (Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10 and 17) This five-week series will focus on choices: those we have and those we make. Picture this: You are offered the opportunity to visit heaven. You arrive there and are given the opportunity to stay but your travelling companions choose to return to hell […]

Winter 2012: Sharing God’s Story and Our Stories: Experiencing Advent as a Congregation (Completed)

Over two thousand years ago God gave the world a miraculous gift, Jesus Christ.  The season of Advent is the time when we remember God’s promise of a savior, celebrate its fulfillment in the birth of Jesus, and prepare our hearts to receive the new life, love and joy that he brings. Advent reminds us […]

Men’s Bible Study – Exploring the Beatitudes

Join us this fall as we begin a new Bible Study on the Beatitudes – a section of scripture found in both Matthew and Luke (in different versions), which speak to the core of Jesus’ teachings. We’ll be using the Kerygma Bible Study Guide, as we did in the spring. We meet the first and […]

Engages in Social Change

Is committed to reducing poverty Advocates social and political change to improve human welfare Believes faith demands global concern Believes the church belong in the public sphere “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny.”  (Martin Luther King, Jr.) […]

Cultivates Life-Affirming Values

  Pursues a healthy lifestyle Feels responsible for promoting human welfare Affirms religious diversity Embraces gender and racial equality Is accepting of other people Affirms the sanctity of creation “Is it not one of the problems of religious life today that we have separated ourselves from the poor and the wounded and the suffering? We […]