In his first sermon as our interim minister, Rev. Jonathan Rogers will share about one of his guiding philosophies, the Daoist notion of “wu wei.” How can this idea help us in our individual and collective spiritual journeys?Read more
To gain any satisfaction from gardening, you have to slow down and come out of your head. One has to wait for the plants to produce depending on the season, on the effort and nurturing one puts into it.
There is also a strong dose of better understanding our own mortality in the passing of seasons and reaping and sowing year after year.Read more
We are taught to work hard to control our destiny. And then conversely we are told happiness is about learning acceptance. Where is the line? How do we find that balance?Read more
We often think of holy moments in terms of miraculous events like the birth of a child or a heightened state of being in which we experience some awakening or “aha.” How can we step back and look at larger or longer experiences as holy? Could a meaningful relationship, or even a lifetime, be considered a holy moment?Read more
The tactics used and the teachings and wisdom exhibited by Martin Luther King (MLK) were a product of their time, but have relevance today with regard to how each of us deals with contemporary challenging social and political issues. This service will explore lessons learned from MLK and how we can individually and collectively utilize those teachings in our attempt to understand, survive, and perhaps start to heal our ever more divisive culture.Read more
Raising and preparing food can teach the value of work or the virtue of patience, that a harvest depends on the weather and the season, awareness of our ecological footprint and our place in the local food economy. They can also be means of fostering community. Tending a garden can be a spiritual practice. Think about what gardens you tend with us.Read more
The weather outside is frightful, but the warmth of Northwest’s delightful. It gives us some place to grow, Let us go! Let us go! Let us go! Wishing everyone a happy new year as we look forward to making great things happen at and through Northwest. We’re starting the year with a focus on food justice. Read about that and […]Read more
No service today. Happy New Year!Read more
Ring in the New Year with Worship Associates John and Traci Montgomery and others in the Northwest Sanctuary as we give ourselves the gift of walking the labyrinth, which has been generously provided to us again this year by The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.
The labyrinth and its many designs date back to pre-historic times. Some think of the labyrinth as symbolic of a spiritual pilgrimage and walk it with an intentional “destination” in mind. Others use the labyrinth to help them quiet the mind and achieve a contemplative state.Read more
No service today. Enjoy the holiday!Read more