At the beginning of the year this year, my community group studied an oldie but a goodie: Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline and man, was it good. I wanted to let you all in on one of my very favorite chapters from that book, which focused on the discipline of Solitude...stick with me here, it’s much different than you may think.
During our worship service this week at Six:Eight, we’ll be celebrating the sacred act of Communion. This is something we do regularly: once a month on the first Sunday of the month. However, our Communion celebration will be a little different this week and in the months to come.
This week we're talking about Community Groups, also known as the system we like to describe as the "heart of the church"! We talk about it this way because, at 6:8, we believe that community really does matter; it's one of our core values.
The sun will shine brighter when the darkness has passed. God has written every one of us into the creation story. There is only one story, and we are a part of it. That story began in creation and shows us how things ought to be; how we were meant to live in intimate relationship with God reflecting his loving character in creation.
On Staying at the Table: A Spirituality of Community
By Parker J. Palmer
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, we hosted our first ever Celebration of Community at Six:Eight - an evening where we invited all of our local community partners to join us in a service to hear from them about their work as well as allow them a glimpse into our world.