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The Church Has Left the Building: And It’s Church Anyway!

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Feature Stories

The Church Has Left the Building: And It’s Church Anyway!

These weeks are full of reasons to mourn, worry, even despair. Especially during this time of social distancing, give yourself this gift. Connect if only for an hour or a moment to what’s lasting and most true: that the life of the spirit will continue...

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From Rev Dave in a time of pandemic

Posted on Apr 7, 2020 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

From Rev Dave in a time of pandemic

This is not the spring that most any of us had imagined. Yet here we are. Holding each other when we can’t touch. Gathering together at miraculous digital speeds while sheltering in place. Being there for each other far apart while we #stayawayandstayconnected. Here we are.

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Resilience as spiritual practice

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

Resilience as spiritual practice

Resilience is the whole-hearted, courageous act of allowing ourselves to be inspired by all life, to live more deeply because of adversity, to thrive through discomfort, to be transformed by challenge, and to allow all of life’s experiences to inspire us to fully occupy the soul.

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Integrity as Spiritual Practice

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in From Rev. Dave

Integrity as Spiritual Practice

Year after year, day after day, step by step, moment by moment, breath by holy breath. Welcome the new year by joining in spiritual community throughout the month of January to explore the spiritual practice of “integrity.” Integrity as spiritual practice. A good way to begin a new year. The way to live a life worth living. A life worth dying for. See you at church.

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It’s December, a Time to Live in the Spiritual Place of Awe

Posted on Dec 1, 2019 in From Rev. Dave

It’s December, a Time to Live in the Spiritual Place of Awe

“Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.” — Carl Sagan Throughout December, explore together the great mysteries of the season: healing into life and death, leaning into the dark, discovering divinity within our humanity. God or the Great Mystery was once considered to be in the elements or in the forest or the cave or in some sacred object. Then the more scientific facts we discovered, the further away humanity pushed concepts of God. Now to the clouds. Now to the sky. Now into space. Now to another dimension. At Allegheny, we...

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