Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Awakenings Recovery Support
First Wednesday of every month
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.
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 A New Family: Throwing Open The Doors Of The Sanctuary with Rachel Held Evans December 8, 15, 22, 29, and January 12
Through her writing and speaking, Rachel’s work opened a space for people to become involved
with the evolution of their faith by example. Her books and gatherings created a safe space for
people to allow and examine their beliefs and doubts. She was a voice of inclusion and social
justice. She strived to be grace-full while admitting her imperfection. Her advocation was for the
heart of God which is for the people of God. All people, a diverse bunch of clumsy-yet-beautiful
people of different races, cultures, beliefs, faiths, genders, and sexual orientations just doing our
best to be human. She was a person who reached for the outsider and brought their voice and
perspective into the fold. She inspired change and sometimes provoked resistance. But as she
says in this series, her hope was to start more conversations than end them.
Book Discussion on Faith After Doubt by Brian McLaren
Tuesdays at 4 p.m., beginning November 2
In Faith After Doubt Brian McLaren, a former pastor, uses his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers to propose a model of faith development in which questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. Join our discussion and be introduced to a more honest and intelligent kind of faith.
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.