Our second small group discussion, led by Ann Cherry, will kick off on October 5 at 4 PM at Laurel. We will be reading and discussin The Way to Love by Anthony De Mello, and we will talk about how we claim the image of God inside of us, which De Mello suggests is everything we need to be content. This group will also discover how to practice contemplation.
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, September 26th, immediately following worship, for the purpose of hearing the report of Session, convening and electing our Corporation trustees, and electing our Nominating Committee.
Join us on Wednesday September 22nd at 6 pm at Bruster’s for some fun conversation and great ice cream. We are meeting earlier because it is getting darker earlier.
We are thinking again about who we really are as a community and who God is calling us to be. From our discussions so far, one idea that has been proposed is that Laurel is “a small country church in the city.” Another is that Laurel is “a place where everyone knows your name.” Bring your thoughts to share with the Task Force on Sunday, September 19, in the Fellowship Hall immediately after services.
Our first small group discussion kicks off on Thursday, 9/9 at 1 PM at Laurel. This group, led by Chris Rhoden of VCU, will be reading Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott. The focus of our discussion will be thinking about the third third of life as well as the perceptions (and misperceptions of) beauty. We will be intentionally identifying meaning and purpose in our lives.
All those interested in singing in the choir, please join us on Thursday nights at 5:30 PM. All choir participants will using the Broadway Relief singing masks, which are available to order at: broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask