Are you looking for community? You will find it here. Whether you find it through book discussion, singing, in thoughtful discussion over a casual drink, studying scripture or more, there is a small group for everyone.
Redemption. In our season of re-churching there are quite a few church words that didn’t make it, yet they present us with challenging questions about how we acknowledge the past in a way that prepares us to create a better world as we move forward. Redemption is one way to enter this conversation. As we approach Thanksgiving and reflect both on the joy of harvest and the atrocities committed against the Native Peoples, what does redemption look like? Is it needed? Join us for a casual conversation at the Kirk on November 14 at 4 p.m.
Every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. we gather in the sanctuary and online to enter into a conversation about and with scripture. We are currently studying the book of Jeremiah. All are welcome to jump in on the conversation! You can join us in personal at the church, or on Zoom by clicking HERE
Jan 4: Jeremiah 1, Jan 11: Jeremiah 2-6, Jan 18: Jeremiah 7-10, Jan 25: Jeremiah 11-20
Do you like to sing? Have you enjoyed the offerings of the Kirk choir in the past? Our choir is back to weekly practices and is looking for new members to join in on the singing and the community! We are gathering in the Sanctuary to rehearse on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. We welcome singers of all skill and music levels. Contact Greg at Greg@gregorycooke.com with questions.
For 10 years the Kirk has been living our faith through caring for our shared earth, installing solar panels in 2007, making building decisions based on their environmental impact and educating ourselves on earth stewardship. From brick and mortar decisions to educational classes on composting, and this year's effort to be attentive to our water use while providing water filtration systems to our partner community in Fondwa, Haiti, this team guides our church to honor God's creation as an act of love.
A Year of Resolutions:
A positive side effect of last year’s COVID pandemic isolation was cleaner air worldwide. We all marveled at the before and after photos showing a 30% reduction in air pollution in only four months, January to April, in major cities like Los Angeles, Shanghai, and New Delhi. Why?Because people were staying at home and not driving. Now that the economy is getting back to normal, climate activists are concerned that pollution and carbon emissions will return to pre-COVID levels or worse. A more optimistic outlook, however, is possible.Now that we are all Zoom savvy, perhaps our “new normal” will include a greater use of video conferencing, freeing us from our previous demands for daily travel.
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