Life and Faith

red UCC comma featuring the words Life and Faith
As always, this is a fluid group - just drop in!  We meet on 1st Tuesdays.

June 5   Topic:  One way of thinking about the church is that it is a "school or studio of love" where we all learn and practice (and make mistakes) together as we seek to be disciples of our teacher Jesus.*  Bookish soul that I am, I'm intrigued by the idea that a church is more like a dojo than a classroom, where wisdom is passed from experienced person to novice, and skill is learned by practice in community, not the solitary work of memorization, reading, and essay-writing.

Let's explore this way of thinking about the church.  Where have you experienced the school or studio of love?  Who have been your guides?  What feels comfortable about learning this way and what feels repellent?  Have you ever found yourself in the role of guide?  What would you miss about church-as-teacher-of-beliefs?

*These questions are inspired by Brian McLaren's The Great Spiritual Migrationa hope- and idea-filled mix of imagination and storytelling about the church that Spirit is creating.

O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant
5228 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh

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What is Life and Faith in Raleigh?  This ever-changing group of CUCCers and friends meets on first Tuesdays to bounce ideas, support and challenge each other, and enjoy good company.  Jane Smith brings an open-ended question connecting the nitty-gritty of life and faith, but prefers when members of the group raise a question they'd like to discuss.

New folks and friends are always welcome.  Come when you can, or come often.  Look for the comma in the vase on our table.

What is said at Life & Faith stays at Life & Faith!  We seek to be a safe place for one another.

Discussion starts at 7PM, so arrive by 6:30 if you want to order food.  We try to model God's generosity by tipping well, whether we order water or a full meal.  The discussion wraps up at 8PM.