Tag: Worship

Thoughtful Tuesday: An artful response

Thoughtful Tuesday: An artful response

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Argh! I am just beginning sabbatical. I packed everything. And the tiny suitcase of my art supplies is sitting. at. home. So, pleh. I am officially on sabbatical. It started Sunday just after launching Manna: An Online Worship for All. That effort, to launch a new service, in a new way, on time, and with zero budget, I suppose, was an artful response to the woes of the world. We created Manna to stand in for those people who are in places where they cannot access a Christian community that affirms who they are. It is planned and led by LGBTQIA+ people. We had people as far flung as Cambodia, Sierra Leone, the Congo, England, and of course, all ends in the US, but especially, I noticed, the southern ends. It is true that the Christian south has a reputation for not including, aff...
Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

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Hi all! I'm taking a point of personal privilege to release a press release. Thank you for allowing me this privilege! Contacts:       Rev. Terri Jane Stewart.         revterrijane@outlook.com Rev. Katie M Ladd.                 katie@thewellqueenanne.org.     PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW GLOBAL ONLINE METHODIST WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR AND BY LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES Who:  Manna: Online Worship For All Methodists WHAT:  Methodist LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity are offering a new worshipping community that launches its first worship service for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies WHEN:  June 9, 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST HOW:  Information about the inaugural worship and community can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Methodi
Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…

Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…

Meditation Last night for church service in juvenile detention, I brought together a rag-tag group of folks. We were primarily Christian but quite a mix - United Methodist, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic. And there was one Brahma Kumaris among us. Brahma Kumaris is an Indian (from India) philosophy that focuses on peace through meditation. And, on top of this mix of folks, we used the Peacemaking Circle method to explore the scripture story. Peacemaking Circles come to us from the Tagish and Tlingit First Nation people of the Yukon territory. I learned it from Saroeum Phoung. So we had an interfaith service! And, on top of bringing this mixture of folks to see the kids in detention, I decided to borrow a lesson from Rev. Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Church of Renton, WA. In this lesson, she...