Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Awakenings: A Recovery Worship Experience

First Wednesday of every month

at 7:00 pm on Zoom

This is a faith community 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.


Sojourners 

Wednesdays at 7:00 via Zoom


Join a group of “Sojourners” who meet on Wednesday evenings to engage in discussions focusing on topics promoting spiritual growth. Our current film series is The Way of the Heart, by The Work of the People. This series is an invitation to be in communion with Jesus. The Stations of the Cross are a long-standing tradition among Christians who choose to hold a vigil in their hearts during Good Friday—the day Jesus suffered, died and was buried. Images of different memorialized milestones of Good Friday (points of vulnerability, strength, love, compassion, etc.) are typically set up as prayer or meditation stations for people to walk through, remember, pray, and experience Jesus’s marathon of suffering and ultimate death. This doesn’t sound pleasant, even though it’s called “Good” Friday; however, it provides us with a pathway to a softened and more transparent heart, and an opportunity to let go into God the things within us that are ready and willing die. Controls that keep us far from our Maker and our soul and create a barrier to wholeheartedness. The style and form of the stations vary widely and often reflect the artistic sensibility and spirituality of the time, place, and culture of their placement. The hope, in journeying through the stations of the cross, is that a sacred opening would be created for a time of slow, present minded prayer and contemplation. From the 14 original stations of the cross, we will view 10 films that embody 10 markers of Jesus’s journey and allow us to make the inward trek of death to resurrection alongside him. We hope these will be a blessing to your journey and open up
to you his Way of the Heart. This series will take us through Easter.


Book Discussion on Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way and Presence by Diana Butler Bass

Tuesdays at 4 p.m., beginning February 8.

75 minutes on Zoom  


Soul Food

Sundays at 11:30 (after worship) in-person and on Zoom.


Join us after worship—either in person or online—for Soul Food. Once called Bible Study, this time is much more than that. It is an opportunity to discuss the day’s scripture 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.