Naked Spirituality


NAKEDNESS AND CONNECTION


Posted By on Jan 21, 2022

It’s 6:30 am.  I give in to being awake.  It’s raining, and the sky outside is grey.  Nothing to see there.  My black and white cat Rachel jumps up to get some snuggles and scritches.  I comply, and she purrs and purrs.  She kneads my ribs and stretches out across them.  I manage to type as she lay on my left arm. I think about the terrible movie I gave up on last night, after over an hour of watching.  It won at the Cannes –...

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BrainStorm Topics for Jan 23


Posted By on Jan 20, 2022

This Sunday at 9:30am we want to brainstorm 3 ideas: What if once in a century weather events start happening every year ? What if you had to pay to throw away your trash? What words do you associate with ‘spirituality’ ? Topic 1: Americans, increasingly at risk for extreme weather As the climate crisis ramps up, new housing developments push into wildfire-prone areas, and ecological systems collapse, more Americans are...

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Reflecting on Spirituality


Posted By on Jan 20, 2022

By Mindy Black My Grandmother: Every year in January, since I was 9 years old, while my grandmother was alive, I received a birthday card from her.  I was born in November, and she knew that.  But her card wasn’t late, and I knew this because the card always had the word “spiritual” in my grandmother’s handwriting squeezed between the printed ones of “Happy” and “Birthday.”  My spiritual birthday, my baptism. I remember being baptized...

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Highlights from Sunday Jan 16


Posted By on Jan 18, 2022

Here are some highlights from worship this past weekend (Jan 16) aka Church in 20 min. Join us online any Sunday at 10:30 for big ideas, good conversation, and deep connection. You can also listen to the podcast here : https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/highlights-from-jan-16/...

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Thinking About Spirit


Posted By on Jan 18, 2022

Naked Spirituality I was baptized at The Parish of Saint Mark Episcopal in Portland OR. I don’t remember it. In my childhood I went to church with the neighbors across the street in La Mirada CA. That’s where the Presbyterians taught me to be a protestant. Ten years after high school graduation I joined the First United Methodists in Whittier CA. then moved back here to Portland 9 years later and joined Vermont Hills. If I were to...

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Naked New Year Schedule


Posted By on Jan 13, 2022

From January – May we are going to be using ‘Naked Spirituality’ as a conversation theme. The plan is really simple: each Sunday we will engage one of the chapters in the book during the sermon, then each day one of our team of writers will share a reflection. These conversation will frame our themes from January 16 – the end of April (including Easter). I hope that you will check out the daily posts,  join the...

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