The readers have selected their next book, and it’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Phillip Newell. This is the book I’ve been mentioning in my messages lately about Celtic Christianity. It highlights features of the faith that might help us in dealing with a myriad of contemporary issues. You can be a reader too-all you have to do is read the book. And then join our discussion on Wednesday, March 29th at the very top of the stairs.
So, you’ve been hanging out with Spirit Garage for awhile. Want to take this connection to the next level? Pastor Holly will be hosting a “New Member group.” A chance for you to connect with other folx who have also been hanging out at Spirit Garage, but didn’t become members yet. I will host a couple of after-church sessions to talk more directly about who we’ve been, who we are, and what we’re about, and talk about any ideas and questions you have too. Then, if you want to “join the church” officially as a “member” we’ll do that on April 2nd during the church service. Contact Holly at [email protected] to make sure she knows you plan to attend.
Join us for a look at the gospel according to The Dollys! Learn more about the musical group here and be sure to bring a friend or two! This is a great chance to catch some wonderful local musicians in a cozy, intimate setting.
Middle schoolers (or those close to that) Invite your friends and family members to the Wood Lake Nature Center where we’ll clean up litter, participate in a prairie restoration project, and visit booths at the Earth Day Fair. Food Trucks will be onsite for this free event for the public. We’ll care for creation together and discover new ways to be good stewards of our communities. Sign up here: Earth Day registration
For middle school kids (or close). Physical places can hold many stories at the same time. Bdote is a place for beginnings: creation and the confluence of two rivers. It was also a military post that functioned as a prison camp for Indigenous peoples in the winter of 1862-63. Today it’s a state park where people come to bike, fish, ski, run, and hike. We’ll remember these stories and the tension they hold while walking the trails, becoming part of a sacred place and its layered history. Maybe we’ll be changed by the journey, like so many people in the Bible are changed on their way from one place to another. Sign up here: Walking Bdote registration