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.
You are in control of your spirit. What you put in you will ultimately come out of you. In other words, what you read, watch, and listen to online ultimately shapes who you are and how you feel.
As our individual truths become more aligned with a collective truth, so are our individual spirits more aligned with a collective Spirit. After we show up, after we give of our time, talent and resources to one another in community, and after we get tired, what do we do with the Spirit?
You are not your circumstances and your value is not determined by how many “likes” you get on Facebook or by how much money you have in the bank.
That troublesome co-worker, that difficult project, the noisy neighbor…all these situations are opportunities for you to exercise strength and to grow into your highest self. When you walk away instead of fighting, when you hold your tongue instead of arguing, when you smile in the face of hardship-you are taking the high road and the high road is always the better road.
How are people of faith to respond to the recent agreement between the world’s countries and Iran on curbing nuclear development for the lifting of sanctions?
Celebration of the U.S. Women’s Soccer championship can also raise our awareness of inequalities in women’s compensation and continued issues of women’s treatment and rights.