Spirituality (Page 2)

Spirituality (Page 2)

The Arts at St. Paul Depict the Gift of Christmas

I want to tell you the ultimate story of social justice. 2000 years ago, a King was born. Born in the midst of the most common circumstances. Word of this wonder made its way to kings and peasants. They were all offered equal opportunity to view this child, to feel the wonder, to share in the great hope that they are loved –in equal measure – and that they are offered abundant life. We know this story. It has been…

Dawn is Breaking

Dawn is Breaking By Amy Lee Carpenter, Director of Communications To my knowledge, humanity has never been separated from fear, anger, or loss. The ancestors of our ancestors worried, like we worry,  they have been hurt, like we get hurt. Crack open nearly any page of any history book and there is a story of tragedy, a reality that probably shook our predecessors to the point of quaking and asking “how could this happen?” We face a personal loss or loss of…

Kindness

Kindness By Amy Bishop, Director of Children and Family Ministries Kindness [kahynd-nis], noun the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate a kind act What goes around, comes around. And with kindness this really seems to be true. Research shows that when we give to others it activates the areas of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection and trust. Altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain and boosts happiness for us as well as the people we help. When…

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times by Lori Elbert, Worship Assistant I would like to confess that the times we are living in scares the living daylights out of me. When I see the violence and terror that plagues our world, I fear for my children and the world they will inherit. When I look at the places our political system is headed, I worry that things will not go well for our country. When I wake in the middle of the night, sometimes…

Online Spiritual Formation Retreats

ONLINE SPIRITUAL FORMATION By Cullen Hornaday, Director of Spiritual Formation Just in time for cold weather indoor activities, online spiritual retreats are popping up! These online resources offer meaningful ways to occupy the dark winter weeks ahead and nurture your spiritual life. Starting January 6, Spirituality and Practice offers year-long program on fostering a contemplative way of life Starting January 6, Sanctuary of Women offers a free online retreat for Epiphany with poetry and art by Jan Richardson Starting on January 11 and lasting…

Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival – 2015 Performances

36th louisville boar’s head & yule log festival The 36th Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be held on December 29, 30, and 31, 2015. Free tickets for the festival are available starting November 30. Festival and Dinner Tickets Free tickets will be available beginning Monday, November 30 for the 36th annual Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, a Christmas gift from St. Paul United Methodist Church to the city. This extravagantly costumed musical performance has become…
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