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Over the past many months, we've been challenged to engage broadly about who we are and what we see the future of church can be. We'd be delighted to talk with you about it and have extended an invitation to congregations across the country to reach out if they are interested in having a conversation with us. It can be about what this "theologically non-exclusive" church is really like. It might be about the rise of the "Nones" and how we are engaging them. You might want to just talk about the review of our minister. Whatever your interest, we will find a way to engage. So be in touch and let's set a date. 

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Wednesday
Jan052011

Evolutionary Christianity

 

It was such an honour to be invited to have a lengthy conversation with Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, as one of the many voices working to enable the evolution of Christianity.  West Hill has a place in that work and being part of a community that risks everything in that evolutionary process is humbling.  Here you can find the edited version of our conversation.  Enjoy!  And, please, if you leave comments, perhaps double them up here as well.  Thanks!!

What Matters: How we live and die, not what we believe

Original post by gretta vosper

Monday
Jan032011

A reading taken from THE INTERNET - Jan. 2, 2011

The following is the reading from our service on Sunday Jan. 2, 2011


When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Cry with someone.. It's more healing than crying alone.

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

It's OK to let your children see you cry.

Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

Always choose life.

What other people think of you is none of your business.

Time heals almost everything. Give time time..

However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

Your children get only one childhood.

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

Offered as wisdom for the journey

Original post by John DiPede

Thursday
Jul172008

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