Join us this Sunday for a town hall meeting. The Pastor, and other staff members, will do their best to respond to questions related to where we've been, what to anticipate, and what we're praying about. Realistically, they won't be able to answer all of the questions that come up. However, we will collect questions … Continue reading A Word from Our Pastor: Significant Update/Summer 2020
Join us on the podcast this week as we talk about the science, the art, and the spirituality of gratitude. Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life. -Rumi Pray As You Go: The Examen Prayer St. Ignatius of Loyola was a 14th century catholic priest who founded the … Continue reading Soul Care Week Three: Offering Gratitude
Dear Parents, I hope this finds you well. Or well enough considering. Please know you are doing enough. There is enough newness going on in every home that it is going to be a challenge, no matter what. Now IS the time to slow the pace, look deeply into today's activity, and be present. Children everywhere … Continue reading A Note to Parents from TCCC Director Kristen OSullivan
It’s hard to believe we’re 40+ days into this wilderness. I continue to be inspired by the resilience of the church and the steady in-breaking of love in this chaos. When all of this first started, in our little corner of the world, none of us knew what to expect. In many ways, we still … Continue reading Making Adjustments, A Word from our Pastor
Are our bodies important for our spiritual lives? Join us on the podcast this week as we muse about how wearing skin, being peoples of flesh and blood, can shape and nurture our spiritual lives. The miracleis not walking on water, but on the earth." -Thich Nhat Hanh Pray as you go: Walking Meditation Today, … Continue reading Soul Care Week Two: Wearing Skin
Member Action Required. from Sterling W. Severns on Vimeo. This video features Kristen O'Sullivan, Director of our Child Care Center Ministry, and Terry McMahon, Chair of our Administrative Board. They offer timely and specific information on this week's vote on church approval of receiving funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. We have no idea when … Continue reading MEMBER ACTION REQUIRED: THIS WEEK’S VOTE ON RECEIVING FUNDS FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM.
The best preparation for a life of prayer is simply to become more intensely human -Kenneth Leech The practice of presence is about paying attention, waking up to the world around us. Each day this week we will post meditations, images, poetry and activities inviting us to become present--in our surroundings, with our deepest selves, … Continue reading Soul Care Week One: Becoming Present
We will partake of communion each Sunday during this Easter Season. The diversity of our unique theological heritages is one of our God’s greatest gifts at Tabernacle. One of markers of the gift is our diverse convictions about the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Jesus opens the table to everyone. That said, we also believe … Continue reading Partaking in Communion this Sunday.
We gather in quiet. Sunlight streams into the darkness as doors are opened. The very candle we extinguished on Good Friday enters the room. The candle is passed throughout the Sanctuary until it is finally placed amid a wreath of flowers. We light the candle and proclaim, “He is Risen”! ….and the celebration begins.