Grace Waves/Pastor’s Blog 1.12.19

Enriching with Story:  This Workshop happens on Saturday at Beth Chaim.  It will  demonstrate the power of facilitated storytelling, present a simple process of story creation and sharing, and demonstrate a path to deepen the connections within families and congregations.  5 people from Peace are attending.  Many joyful details to come!

Just Faith Workshop – this Sunday from 2 – 4:30 at WC Methodist Church.   12 people from our Peace Justice Advocacy committee are attending

Contemplation

Attention is the beginning of devotion.

—Mary Oliver, Upstream

 

Faith sees best in the dark.                  

   —Soren Kierkegaard

 

Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

–Friedrich Nietzsche   

Memories of a delightful eve of Christmas Caroling at San Damiano

Pr. Steve

Grace Waves/Pastor’s Blog 01.04.19

Friends:

“The heavens declare the glory of God…..No utterance at all, no speech, no sound that anyone can hear – yet their Voice goes out through all the earth, and their message is made clear to the ends of the earth.”  (Ps. 19: 1 – 4)

We celebrate Epiphany this Sunday – The Arrival of the Wise Ones.  Come and join those who are searching for wisdom.

Jazz Church West welcomes The Gerry Grosz Jazz Kitchen this Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come see what’s cooking in the New Year!  It will be organic and delicious!

Story Telling Workshop with Maggid Jim Brule, sponsored by I-SRV and hosted by Beth Chaim.  Saturday, January 12th;  9;00a – 5:00p.

JustFaith Workshop with Founder Jack Jezreel:  Sunday, January 13th, 2:00 – 4:30p at Walnut Creek Methodist Church.  Members of the Justice Advocacy committee are attending.  Want to join us?  Talk with me.

Martin Luther King Sunday – January 20 with special guests.

“Hate can be a deeply stimulating emotion.  The world becomes much easier to understand and much less terrifying if you divide everything and everyone into friends and enemies, we and they, good and evil.  The easiest way to unite a group isn’t through love, because love is hard.   It makes demands.  Hate is simple.”  (from Bear Town by Fredrik Backman)

Joyful Epiphany,  Pr. Steve