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 […]
Telos on Tap – Who says you can’t drink at Wednesday night church? You can when it’s Telos on Tap and it’s held at Black Abbey Brewery on Sidco! Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6-8. This month’s topic – What is the Beloved Community?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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? […]
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 st – It’s Movie Night! Our next worship series uses a lot of references from the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Clearly – we needed to give you all a chance to watch it. And THAT sounded like a chance to have some fun! We’ll gather just after 6-ish, have some pizza, popcorn and other surprises as we watch the movie. For those who have seen it enough to be “over” it, we’ll have some “It’s a Wonderful Life” Bingo with prizes. For those who haven’t seen it – this is your chance to right a wrong! And – we’ll have childcare folks on hand to help the kids enjoy their own movie. Or – if you want to be up to speed on the movie but can’t come on Friday and can’t watch it on your own before then – here’s a handy-dandy plot summary: https://www.filmsite.org/itsa3.html
Join us to try out your wonderful Halloween costumes and spend time with your neighbors. We’ll have food and treats along with a bounce house and face painting. Bring a friend. Saturday, October 26, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the back parking lot. We look forward to seeing you!