Calan Gaeaf (First day of Winter) and ALL SAINTS

Being an accurate rememberence of our All Age All Saints Evening celebration... Who wants a cuppa?...   so, this is traditionally the first day of Winter… what are the signs of it beginning? Children Reply, "It's freezing... it's darker...it's misty." Some say this was also the, “Celtic New Year” … new year beginning in the … Continue reading Calan Gaeaf (First day of Winter) and ALL SAINTS

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Summer Solstice 2015

For those that might wish to have a recap... this was the rough gist of our small ritual around sunset on solstice day... We greet one another with the old priestly blessing: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn … Continue reading Summer Solstice 2015

The Overnighters

This week's videodrome was a discussion of a documentary film... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_50-lKvqF4 Actually, it was mostly watching it, there's so much that could be discussed!!! So I found a few interesting reads and pages to feed our thinking on it... Also please note SPOILER ALERT for some of these pages. http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/10-things-to-know-about-the-overnighters#.ij00zqPdy http://bombmagazine.org/article/8421211/jesse-moss http://nonfics.com/the-overnighters-double-interview/ http://truefalse.org/news/unto-others-a-conversation-with-jesse-moss-of-the-overnighters/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IedmIG8Sw3c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrNlcQBRukContinue reading The Overnighters

Definition of a Christian

An interesting article that speaks to our group about how Christians are defined. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/being-christian-doesnt-always-look-you-think-it-should#JD85hfbgS5Lwrk2G.99 'God meets us in our mess and pushes holiness out the other side... the real stuff. The holiness that serves the poor, prays without ceasing, redeems the arts, loves enemies, elevates community above corporate success, and preaches the life-giving Gospel of … Continue reading Definition of a Christian

The Comfort Zone

I was trying to think why I consider our community the cornerstone of my life in this city... and then I cam across this Poem: The Comfort Zone. It's describing a different community, but it seemed apt... yes I'm feeling soppy at the moment...