Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Holy Spirit in our questions: A special workshop at St. Paul's

We are embarking as a parish into a season of listening for how the Holy Spirit is calling us into a new commitment to mission. How are we called to grow? What ministries are vital? What needs to fall away?

We are providing many avenues for participation in this listening process, and I want to invite you to one of them: a workshop that I will be leading on Saturday Jan. 21 from 9 am to noon.

The method we will use was developed by the “Emergent Church” movement and is based on the idea that sometimes we can hear God in our questions rather than in the certainty of our own answers.

We will spend our morning in prayer, conversation and questions about our future. Come ready for the possibility of surprise.

The method has been successful used by the Diocese of Virginia for small groups and planning retreats. I won't spoil it by saying more about the method, but I've been a participant twice in the method and found it fruitful on many levels.

You can also find out about other kinds of listening groups by going to our website HERE.

And please let me invite you to the read the report about our parish and the context where we live. This report was prepared over the last year; it is quite readable and rich with information. You can read it by clicking HERE.

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