Cinco de Mayo, Zoom Style – May 5

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Telos (on Zoom). First things first, here’s the link: On May 5th, at 7:30 p.m., Katelyn will begin with the cocktail demonstration (first things first, amiright?). Then we’ll have a demonstration of how to make the official Disneyworld/Disneyland churro bites. By 8ish we should be just munching and snacking. If you don’t feel like cooking, no biggie. Heck – grab a pop-tart and a can of cheap beer – the most important part is YOU. It’ll be laid-back, so it’s also a good chance to invite somebody new to check out Telos. So – we need to get the stuff to make the stuff, si? (“si” what I did there?) And we need the recipes, to follow along (or not) at home. Margaritas: Grocery List:Mezcal (or tequila)Fresh limesOrange liqueur (optional)AgaveChile salt (or salt for glass) Recipe:Put the following ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass overice and then sprinkle with Chile salt.2oz mezcal or tequila1 1/2oz lime juice1/2oz orange liqueur (or double the agave)1/2oz agave Churros: Grocery List:• butter• salt• ground cinnamon• all-purpose flour• eggs• vegetable or canola oil• sugar• cream cheese• vanilla• powdered sugar• milk Odd Supplies:• piping bag […]

Wisdom for Our Times

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Dear Ones: During this time of social distancing, we’ll get to try some new things – like this blog. Yesterday it seemed in only a matter of hours to go from “we can still gather if we’re very careful,” to “it’s almost a civic duty to stay at home to protect not just ourselves, but our entire community. Below is what would have been my sermon today. I’m excited to see how this works! We are living in strange times, aren’t we?  I’m guessing that every generation, every era, probably every decade, has a moment when they can say “we’re living in strange times…”  I truly think that between the political divisions among us and the Coronavirus pandemic -and the tornadoes right here in Nashville – these days might qualify as our strange times. Things are intense, y’all!  So if ever there were a time to turn to scripture for wisdom – it’s now. From Proverbs 1: 20-23: 20 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. 21 At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will […]

Big Meeting Brunch – January 19th

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Come with an appetite and your opinions, ideas, hopes and dreams for and about Telos. At our usual brunch time, we’ll gather in small groups to plan ways to implement our 3 areas of focus: Worship, Service, Community. Each group will be a group for up to 8 weeks (unless they decide to go longer). This is all to get us closer to our Big Huge Audacious Goal for 2020: That we will be able to tell about how we flopped Godward in various ways. We’ll meet once a month during brunch. Each table at brunch will be an “ad hoc” committee, focused around one of our three areas of Worship, Service and Community. Each table will only exist as an “ad hoc” committee for a maximum of 8 weeks (unless they choose a longer project) Each table will choose something to do in their area, divide it up amongst themselves get-r-done! But what if I’m not there on January 19th? Just email Beth ( and let her know which area you’d like to be connected with, and we’ll let that table know (and hopefully they won’t give you ALL the jobs in abstentia…) Can you give me some examples? […]