HERITAGE Discussion Groups
Finding God outside the walls of the church
Faith flourishes when grounded in community. As "The Teacher" in Ecclesiastes tells us, "A rope made of three strands is not quickly broken" (4:12). It seems that we are stronger together. Heritage Home Groups are designed to bring us closer together in a small group setting. This is more than Sunday School, and it happens, much like the early church, in the homes of fellow believers.
Groups are designed to meet weekly for 6 weeks with a Kickoff Potluck Supper at Church Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00pm and Wrap-up Potluck Supper on Wednesday, November 28th. Groups will be arranged around time preferences and geographical location.
Our discussions will focus on Barbara Brown Taylor's book An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. This is a book about experiencing God in a variety of ways and learning to pay attention. In it, "Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in."
The church will provide copies of the book, accepting donations of $10 to help cover the cost.