Come join us at the Creekside Lodge (map), Ellison Park, on Sunday, October 25, at 5:00pm for a potluck followed by worship at 6pm.
All are welcome! [Read more…]
October 11, 2015 Gathering
Encountering the holy You we call God can be a tricky thing. First, it can often seem easier to experience God as an It, than a You. When we talk about God instead of talking to God, when we seek God out only as a means for help, when we forget that we can affect God as much as God affects us – in all these ways, we create an I-It relationship with God.
But we can enter directly into relationship with God through things like prayer and discernment. When we spend time with God, whether the time is joy-filled or filled with upset, we rekindle the I-You relationship with the Eternal You. [Read more…]
October 4, 2015 Gathering – “New Monasticism – Rule of Life”
Since Companions on the Way began, we have described ourselves as “inspired by both Celtic Christianity and New Monastic Christianity.” (For details on both of these inspirations, click here.) One of the elements of New Monasticism that particularly interested us was their commitment to a “Rule of Life.” What is a Rule of Life? The Northumbria Community describes it this way:
“A Rule of life is absolutely essential to any monastic expression, and is a spiritual rather than a legislative document. It says this is ‘who we are, this is our story’ and reminds us of those things God has put on our heart, and calls us back to the story that God has written as foundational. Monastic stability is to be accountable to a Rule of life as a framework for freedom, not as a set of rules that restrict or deny life, but as a way of living out our vocation alone and together. It is, to use the words of St Benedict, ‘simply a handbook to make the radical demands of the gospel a practical reality in daily life’.” †
Come join us at the South Lodge, Ellison Park, on Sunday, October 4, at 5:00pm for a potluck followed by worship at 6pm.