Spiritual Formation

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart…
                                           — American folk hymn

The early Christians were called People of the Way because they were known to follow the way of Jesus—the way of justice, mercy and radically inclusive love. How can we learn about this way? How can we come to walk in this way so that we can be more loving, holy and like Jesus?

At First Church, Spiritual Formation is about shaping our whole lives—body, mind and spirit—to follow a particular way of living and being in our world. We approach these questions in various and creative ways at each stage of our lives—for children, youth and adults.

 

Regathering Community Dance & Potluck
Saturday, September 14, 2019
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

We are super-excited to announce a new opportunity for extending our regathering this September! On Saturday afternoon, September 14, join us for a community dance in Margaret Jewett Hall, followed by a potluck supper. An experienced dance caller will lead us through the simple steps of circle and line dances, accompanied by a pair of talented dance musicians. (If you’ve danced at our Fall Retreats at Craigville or joined the circle dance at Karin Case’s farewell party, you’ve gotten a taste of it!) People of all ages and experience levels are welcome, and those with lower mobility will be able to find ways to participate, as well. Onlookers are invited to sit on the sidelines, but all will be encouraged to find a partner and join the dance!

Be sure to bring a dish to share at the potluck table afterwards (the kitchen will be available for warming and prepping food). Don’t miss this chance to re-connect and make new friends while experiencing the joy of dancing in community! Questions? Contact Sarah Higginbotham.

 

All-Church Retreat at Craigville on Hiatus in 2019

In this season of pastoral transition, we are taking a break from the planning and facilitation of our fall weekend retreat on the Cape, but do not fear! We are booked to return to Craigville Retreat Center on September 25-27, 2020.

 

 

 

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