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Posts from December 2013

Open Your Third Eye

Busy and demanding week? Think about joining us for lively, spirited discussion from a variety of viewpoints and having some good refreshments at the same time. Some of us stay after for supper, but don’t feel you have to. We are teachers, retirees, business owners, realtors, waitresses, scientists, and every one of us loves learning and being challenged to think outside our…

Short Books

Did you ever notice how some books in the Bible are long and complicated while others are barely a page?   Starting January 4th   Bagels and the Bible will begin looking at some of the SHORT books, alternating Old and New Testaments weekly. If you want to read them ahead of time, you may, but it’s also fine to show up without any…

Next Event – FuturFÊTE – FundRaising Event 12/30; 7:30pm

FuturPointe Dance presents PSYCHOPOMP & PAGEANTRY dance| ritual| magic :a passionate atmosphere of technical fireworks & virtuosic Reggae Ballet  Nu Moon Night December 30 | 7:30pm Max of Eastman Place | Atrium 25 Gibbs St. Rochester, NY Featuring: FuturPointe Dance Company Magician Nickle Van Wormer LIVE Music by Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People Do the FuturPointe ‘two-step’ to FÊTE with us…

‘Tis Love that’s Born

There are a few things that move me artistically … Barishnikov’s The Prodigal Son (which moves me to tears at the end when the son  literally climbs up his father who stands perfectly still and with his arms around his father’s neck manages to pull his legs up into a fetal position as his father’s arms slowly enfold his newly-returned son and he carries him…

Hope on Mt. Hope

Hope on Mt Hope Dear Friends, Neighbors, Family Members, and more. Three years ago, I took a survey of the groups who use our church building at South Presbyterian. Did you know that our doors opened 15,000 times that year for people coming to us for something OTHER than church or church-related programs? That’s right. And that’s just on their way “in.”…

Pausing and Reflecting

As for many of you, my experience of December is sometimes seen in the rear view mirror because it was so darn fast at the time I was driving through. But every once in a while, there are snippets of sanity … little respites of repose … little bowers for breathing … that come my way and this year it almost seems…

Walking to Christmas

I got to Fellowship Hall about an hour before the Centering Prayer / Casual Praise service last night. I knew it would be one of my few opportunities to be alone this week and have some time to myself. That’s one thing about this season for me: it can be kinda tricky figuring out how to balance personal and professional time demands,…

Symbols of Advent and Christmas

CLASS ACT (Christian Learning and Senior Spirituality: Applied Christian Thinking) – Tuesday, December 10th, 2 pm in the Private Dining Room of Chestnut Court (St. John’s Meadows): a one-session class on the Symbols of Advent and what they might mean for us. This event is open to everyone and is one of our ACTs of Faith.

Advent Healing Service

Tomorrow, December 8th, we continue our tradition of Advent Healing and Wholeness services. Advent and Christmas can be stressful and often painful times for people as they are reminded of things that were, or of associations with others who are no longer with them. Yet whether our discomfort is Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual … God’s love can and does bring healing,…

Labyrinth Walk and Centering Prayer

Stress gettin’ to ya??? Thursday, December 12, we will host a Community Labyrinth Walk & Time for Centering Prayer at 7 p.m. in  Fellowship Hall. The labyrinth opens at 6pm and Centering Prayer starts at 7pm. Please share the news and invite your friends. “Come this day and be fed” by quiet music, soft prayer and the moving meditation of walking our…