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Date: 1st and 3rd wed of the month
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Cedar Hill X Site
This fall the group will be looking at Brian McLaren’s book “The Great Spiritual Migration”. In it Brian looks at the trend away from organized traditional Christianity and his observations and insights as to why folks are no longer finding substance in much of the literalistic understandings of the Christian Faith and where this might be leading. A former evangelical preacher, Brian weaves his own story into the insights and research he has done and the conclusions he has reached. Contact Janis Evans firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Date: Session 1 Podcasts on Racism Wednesday Sept 30, Oct 7th, 21, 28
Session 2 Movies on Racism Wednesday Nov 4, 11, 18 , 25
Options: In person 2:30pm – 4:00pm Cedar Hill X Site Max 15
Zoom session 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Leadership: Mark Green
This two part series will explore writings, podcasts and movies that give us insight to the various incarnations of systemic racism and the impact it has on individuals and society as a whole. We will look at issues regarding white privilege, what it means to be anti-racist, why the “Black Lives Matter” movement is important, and sources of racism subtle and not so subtle in our Christian faith tradition.
In the first 4 week session, we will listen to a podcast in advance of the discussion each week. There will be both an online and in-person option for conversation. In the second 4 week session, there will be a movie for folks to watch in advance of the discussion each week again with both an online and a in-person group to choose from. You can do the Podcast series or the Movie Series or both. The choice is yours.
Date: Part 1 – 11 sessions: Wednesdays starting Sept 30 – Dec 2 (excluding Oct 14)
Options: In person: 10:30am – 11:30am @ Cedar Hill X Site
Zoom session : 12pm – 1pm (zoom link sent before the first session)
Leadership: Mark Green
Using James Hollis’ book “Living an Examined Life” we will work our way through the 21 chapters of the book, one each week. Part one will happen this fall and part two in the new year. Each chapter is short enough to make it easy to read in advance of the session but at the same time packed with insight and challenge that will create lots of discussion. We will break into small groups at times, see video clips of the author emphasizing certain points and engage the materials in such a ways as to enable each of us to be transformed in some way by the experience.
James writes about the wisdom we both have and need for the second half of our life journey and lays out a 21 areas to for inquiry and growth to address some of the unfinished business of your life. Topics include things like:
- How to exorcise the ghost of your past
- When to choose meaning over happiness
- How to construct a mature spirituality
- How to live into who you really are
- Bestowing love on the unlovable parts of yourself
Date: Tuesdays @ 9am via Zoom
This group has been meeting in different configurations over a number of years for a look at different books of the bible, their meaning for us today and the challenges they present. Engaging historical insights and context as well as current theological thought, this group seeks to make the bible come alive in new ways. This fall they will be studying the Parables of Jesus. Contact Janis Evans email@example.com for more information
Date: 4th Friday of the Month
Time: 7 pm
Location: Online – Netflix Watch Party
Leadership: Mark Green
Make some popcorn, grab your favorite beverages and snacks and settle down to watch a movie with your Broad View United friends. Using the Netflix Watch Party App, we will experiment with a new way to watch a movie together. Each month a movie will be chosen that amplifies the theme we have been looking at in worship. We will watch the movie in the comfort of our own homes, offering thoughts or comments in the chat box throughout and then moving into a zoom conversation at the end of the movie. If using the Netflix watch Party app isn’t your thing, you can still watch the movie (in advance or during the 7-9 block ) and then join us just on the zoom link for discussion after the movie.
Those who have registered will get instructions on how to watch the movie and how to connect with the zoom discussion afterwards.
To be human is to know that inevitably we will all face situations of loss and grief, sorrow and change, heartbreak and despair.
Learning to navigate the complexity of emotions as a result of the grieving process is a path that can be lonely, difficult and often overwhelming. Joining with others who are on a similar path can provide tremendous relief and the sense that we are not alone.
Approx. three times a year, Broad View offers an opportunity where folks can come together in a space of safety and trust to engage our grief, share our stories and participate in the healing process.
Once 8-12 people express interest, dates/times will be chosen with participants. If desired, folks can repeat the program as well. Please contact Margaret Harper if you are interested in attending or have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-477-2715