Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Awakenings: A Recovery Worship Experience
First Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET on Zoom
This is a faith community from around the nation that blends the gift of recovery found in programs such as the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the power of the Christian faith. Anonymity is expected.
Join a group of “Sojourners” who meet on Wednesday evenings on Zoom to engage in discussions on topics promoting spiritual growth.
It’s not too late to join us! In May, Sojourners will continue our film series, Church: A Community Called for the Future. The core question for this series is, “Is the church dead or is the church alive?” It depends on how you look at it, observes Bishop C. Andrew Doyle. For some churches, attendance is on the decline and dying, especially in transitional areas. But in other congregations, church is a living breathing organism. As the body of Christ, the church lives and breathes not through self-survival and protection, but through self-giving and connection to the web of life that exists in the world. This is how Christ continues to be incarnate in the world, through the assembly of Christ’s followers who are called to live out their lives in generosity and grace.
This curriculum is crafted from Doyle’s book Church: A Generous Community Amplified for the Future. Although written specifically for the Episcopal Church, this film series will take important aspects of Doyle’s work and share it with the church universal in order to show how the life-giving and life-sustaining work of the Spirit can spark and ignite churches across denominations. In order to see the possibilities for the future, the church needs to assess what it has done in the past, grieve, and move forward, keeping what is essential and leaving behind what is detrimental. Only then will the church be able to capture the vision of a life that awaits it and a people who are called to become it.
Sojourners meets on Zoom every Wednesday except for the first Wednesday of each month. There is no preparation required. We’d love to have you join us.
You are somebody. This is your journey; welcome to Sojourners!
For this series we will meet:
We do not meet on the first Wednesday of the month which is dedicated to our Awakenings: Recovery Worship Experience service.
Soul Food (Hybrid)
Sundays at 11:30 (after worship) in-person and on Zoom.
Join us after worship—either in person or online—for Soul Food, our time for scripture discussion. This time is an opportunity to discuss the scripture used for worship and savor its meaning for each of us in our own lives. It’s also an opportunity for making friends and building community here at Williston-Immanuel.