spirituality

A Circle of Compassion:

seeking a spirituality without dogma


Some people believe much that the church has traditionally taught. Some believe little but have found ways to stay. Some have left or have thought about it. Some, believing little or none of the dogma of the church are struggling to stay. People holding all these positions are welcome to join the conversation.

At each meeting we will focus our discussion around a selected article, podcast or book. For this first meeting we will be reading “Finding God outside the church walls” by Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church. Participants will share in the selection of future readings and topics.

We’ll be trying this in person and online using Zoom.

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Poetry for the Fall

These poems were submitted by Administrator Margot Linken. Says Margot, “One poem, by Marge Piercy, celebrates the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur (Sept 20-22, and Sept 30 respectively, this year) and the other by Edip Cansever, a Turkish poet, is one which I’ve always thought highly eucharistic.”

Coming Up on September
by Marge Piercy

White butterflies, with single
black fingerpaint eyes on their wings
dart and settle, eddy and mate
over the green tangle of vines
in Labor Day morning steam.
The year grinds into ripeness
and rot, grapes darkening,Read More »Poetry for the Fall