Summer Sermon Series | Walking on Holy Ground: Learning to Walk Gently on the Earth
Jesus’ invitations remind us that becoming attentive to the created world around us opens us to beauty, glory, wonder, and truth that we often miss in our busyness. As Quakers, we believe that all of life is sacramental. In other words, God’s gracious presence is not only mediated by bread and wine in communion or waters of baptism, but in the streams and trees and flowers and creatures that we encounter in our everyday lives.
When we become aware that creation is a sacred gift, we are inspired to care for that gift. We know that our lifestyles and systems have deeply wounded the earth and if we listen, we can hear her groaning for healing and care. But we will not save or care for what we do not know and love. So it is important for us to learn our place, our land, our bio-region. Perhaps we can start with our garden and backyard, or perhaps the land we have been entrusted with as North Valley Friends Church. How intimately do you know your place? How do you join the Creator in heal- ing and caring for creation? What steps can we take, individually and communally, toward sustainability? Learn more about the sermon series here.
Summer Wednesdays with Friends | June 26, July 17, August 21, 5:30 pm (dinner), 6:30 pm (programming)
Mark and Lisa McMinn will be leading our once-a-month summer Wednesday with Friends gatherings in June and July. They will be sharing with us about our summer theme and taking us a bit deeper into some biblical and pragmatic discussions of taking care of creation. Lisa will also be sharing in Sunday morning worship on June 23. They are authors of, among other things, Dirt & the Good Life: Stories from Fern Creek, and they run a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm just outside of Newberg. Mark teaches at George Fox University, and Lisa formerly taught there before becoming a writer in residence and devoting her life more fully to their farm. Learn more about the McMinns here.
June 26, July 17 and August 21, please join us for dinner at 5:30 pm. The cost is $3/person or $10 max/family. Programming for all ages begins at 6:30 pm.
You are welcome among Friends!
4020 N. College Street in Newberg, Oregon (directions)
Phone: 503.538.5340 // Fax: 503.538.5141
Unprogrammed meeting: 9:30am
Sunday school (age 4+): 9:30am
Programmed meeting: 10:45am
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North Valley Friends Church (NVFC) is a member of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.