From Victor’s reflections on the Holy Spirit:
For me, I see the Holy Spirit as the power to live my values:
My comforter when I’m lonely (other than my dog, Charlie, of course).
My advocate for a difficult situation at work when I want to defend myself but can’t.
The teacher who shows me what love really is, and what it isn’t.
The one who gives me peace when I’m so stressed I can’t go to sleep
The voice that reminds me to be kind because I’ve received so much kindness
Through it all, I’m learning to accept and embrace my humanity. Because God does and always has. The Spirit empowers me how to be my best version of myself. I hope that for you too!
A conversation on why we gather.
This past summer and fall we spent time in small groups brainstorming ideas about what we would like to do in community with one another. This spreadsheet has the compiled notes from those meetings. If there is something you would like to do related to these ideas or any other idea you might have, contact Victoria.
Community Cohorts of Belonging:
Advocacy and Action
Service and Benefit
Spiritual Formation and Growth
Personal Connection and Transformation
Learning and Exploration
Paid 1-3 month Residencies throughout the entire community
Alternating starting and finishing schedules
Staff to Support the Structure
Children (Children’s engagement in and through our community)
Direction and Integration
Connection and Interaction
Built on a 4-8 week series model utilizing the Residents along with core organizers.
Fresh start of content and style with each series
Emphasis on Christian formation
Utilizing varied modalities of engagement
Easy access to entrance with intentionality given to welcoming new people