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Liturgy: Benediction

As we finish our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, Weylin Lee reflects on the Benediction and the blessings that we’re still experiencing and being sent out with [Hebrews 13:20-21]. Reflection: How can we create peace one person at a time? How do we respond to the fact that who we are pleases God and that he loves […]

Advent II: Preparing for Peace

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena Minnix speaks about how we prepare for peace and become agents of peace [Matthew 3:1-6]. Reflection Where are the wilderness places in our lives where survival feels like a struggle? What experiences (feelings, situations, conditions) do I find difficult or nearly impossible to welcome? What practices help me prepare for a […]

Passing the Peace

As we continue in the season of Easter, Jason Minnix talks about experiencing peace whether we’re in a season of belonging or becoming [John 20:19-29]. Reflection: How do we give and receive peace when we are practicing becoming? How do we give and receive peace when we are practicing belonging? How can we pass God’s peace to those in our […]


On the third Sunday of Advent, Matt Worthington speaks about how we approach our collective anxiety and experience joy in this season of Advent. [Philippians 4:4-7] Reflection: How do we tend to engage mourning? Do we brush it off in a dismissive way or are we willing to be guided into lament? How can we be a community of prayer […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.14.10

Liturgy O God of peace and love, Companion in solitude, Protector in exile, You inhabit the shadows of our communities. Show us the way to stand against injustice, to protect and nurture life, to live nonviolently. Help us to embrace simplicity, to be mindful of the value of all things, to care tenderly for others. Teach us to conserve and […]