The Lenten theme was a four-fold focus to move from belief to action (as suggested by Sallie McFague):

  1. Experience of Voluntary Poverty: models of self-emptying
  2. Focus Attention on Needs of others: seeing our interdependence
  3. Gradual development of a “universal self” : widening circles of compassion and empathy (increase delight as self/ego is diminished)
  4. New Models of ways of Living: Take only your share/clean up after yourself/keep house in good repair.

Our Advent series was based on the book The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up each morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging”.

Earth Sunday

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: April 22, 2018

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Living in an "Us vs Them" World

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: April 8, 2018

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Finding Our Way This Easter

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: April 1, 2018

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Lent V House Rules

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: March 18, 2018

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Lent IV: Say "Friend" and Enter

Speaker: Ruth Cooke
Date: March 11, 2018

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Lent III: Faith and Consumerism

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: March 4, 2018

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Lent II: The Act of Self-Emptying

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: February 25, 2018

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Lent I: Self-restraint

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: February 18, 2018

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Letting Go of Always in Control

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: February 11, 2018

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Letting Go of Self-doubt

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: February 4, 2018

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Letting Go of Anxiety

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: January 28, 2018

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Cultivating Play and Rest

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: January 21, 2018

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Letting Go of Comparison

Speaker: Rev. Gaylyn McLean
Date: January 14, 2018

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Letting Go of the Need for Certainty

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: December 31, 2017

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Letting Go of Numbness and Powerlessness

Speaker: Rev, Gaylyn McLean
Date: December 17, 2017

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

Speaker: Rev. John Benham
Date: December 10, 2017

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