Summer Spiritual Life Series

“Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. 

Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.”

Macrina Weiderkehr


Join us at First Congo this summer for small group gatherings for fun and spiritual reflection. Contact Ann for more information or to sign up for any of the events,

Sign-up sheets are also in the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.

Container Gardening As Spiritual Practice

Come create a container garden and reflect with others on how this encounter with the earth can enhance your awareness of God’s creation. We will meet at J. Kinney Florist/1835 Monroe St. THURSDAY, JUNE 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bring your own container. Cost is $15.00 (includes the soil) plus the cost of items you purchase for your garden. (limit 8 people)

Make, Bake, and Share Bread As Spiritual Practice

Bread making is a sacred task. You use ingredients from the earth to create something that fills your body with what it needs. You use your hands and devote time to the task. Making bread brings warmth, smells of divine baking, and time for conversation with friends. We will meet in the First Congo kitchen on Saturday, JULY 12 from 9:00-11:30am to bake bread, eat bread, and visit about how the process can enhance our awareness of God’s presence. Cost is $5.00.

Hands & Heart: Service As Spiritual Practice

We will meet at Second Harvest Food Bank for a morning of outreach doing “produce recovery”. This involves tasks such as inspecting produce, sorting pre-packaged food, packaging bulk food into individual or family portions, labeling, boxing, and preparing food for distribution. Saturday, JULY 26 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (limit 10 people).

Running The Spiritual Path: A Runner’s Guide to Breathing, Meditating, and Exploring the Prayerful Dimension of the Sport. (book by Roger Joslin)

Meet up with other runners for an early morning run and then enjoy a continental breakfast and conversation using Joslin’s book. Saturday, AUGUST 9 from 7:00-8:30 a.m. Cost is $15.00 and includes the book and breakfast.  Books will be available through the church office beginning June 22.


Posted on June 3, 2014 at 10:09 am in Featured Content.

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