I am so looking forward to spending the summer with you as Susi Kawolics takes some much needed time away. Once I knew I was coming, I knew right away that I wanted to share with you a new program that we have been using with great success at my church in Florida. We call it "Spirits and Spirituality" and it is a program where people gather casually in a local pub to discuss intriguing questions about life, spirituality or theology.
An example of prepared questions might be:
"What drains life from you,and what replenishes it?" or
Why does God allow pain and suffering?" or
"What do you believe about the afterlife?"
This is also a wonderful program to which to invite your un-churched family and friends. In fact, people of all faiths and people of no faith are invited.
All we ask is that:
*Participants agree to be respectful of all opinions, even if you disagree.
* Participants remember that there is no wrong answer.
* Participants agree not to interrupt one another.
* Participants agree to monitor how long they talk so there is time for everyone.
I very much look forward to these casual conversations about things that matter.
- Judy Bagley-Bonner