Extending Hope, Expecting Peace and Extolling Justice
Each week Extravagance UCC hosts a virtual Bible Study via zoom.us called: Transformed by Scripture.
The term “thin places” emerged from ancient Celtic spiritually to describe places where the veil between this world & the eternal world is thin.
Extravagance UCC is a geographically dispersed, online faith community, that welcomes persons of all faith traditions or none, ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, family configurations, economic abilities, and mental and physical capacities. Digital natives, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees are welcome.
Some people believe that “the end” is already upon us and that marginalized people have been experiencing “the end of the world, as we know it” for quite some time.
What is it about the immediacy of one of these physical undertakings — whether you’re running a marathon or washing a large pile of dishes by hand, or shoveling snow — that is profoundly grounding and centering?
In this season of Advent waiting, we are not going to sit idly by and wait for Jesus to come again. We are going to live into his vision of Kin-dom that breaks down these systems of oppression through the power of relationships. Will you join us, white people?
“I had no idea what this strange, overwhelming and fiery call meant to my life. I didn’t even know if I wanted to follow this Jesus character. All I knew was the power of that moment, compelling me to walk a different path.”
I have just finished reading a book by Benjamin L. Corey entitled, Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus.
I’m here to tell you that I don’t care one iota what your family looks like — whether you are a same-gender couple with or without children; a single person making “framily” away from your biological relations; a grandparent raising a grandchild because of death, divorce or mental illness; or a single parent working three jobs just to make ends meet — YOUR family bears the blessing and responsibility for passing on faith to the next generation. Your church should support you and your wonderful, unique family in living this ministry of the home.