December 2-3, 2022
A group of about 40 people gathered with Robin and Kathy Davies (Pacific Mountain Region) to explore the intersection of God’s yearning for the world and Trinity United Church’s unique and particular call in response to that yearning in this time and in this community and in this context. The intention was to engage these as spiritual questions for discernment and prayer and to listen deeply to each other, to the world around us and to the movement of the Spirit. Discerning ‘Who are we?’ as Trinity United Church (identity question), ‘Who is our neighbor?’ (context question) and ‘To where/what is God calling us’ (purpose question) creates possibilities for wise and Spirit-led action.
On Friday we focused on the identity-question by looking at the history and stories of TUC and how they have shaped our current sense of identity and values. Saturday morning, we focused then on the context-question of ‘who is our neighbour’. Saturday afternoon was spent in a process of purpose-discernment, listening for where and what Spirit may be moving and calling us to be and to do at this time.
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