Collective Podcast Sermons for threshold faith communities.

As we continue through our Fall series, |Re|Form, Caitlin, Kathy, and David will be speaking this week! Come as you are. All are welcome.

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This week, we begin a month of celebrating, honoring, and learning from the leadership of women in our tradition, in communities of faith, and in the life of Collective, specifically. From naming the patriarchy that has shaped religion and excluded women, to the motherhood of God, to the heroic women, storied in our faith tradition, to the faiths of women of diverse traditions, Join us as we emphasize women in leadership, honor the radical equality and inclusion of the Christian faith, even as we transcend traditional gender binaries.

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This week we get to enjoy one of the most powerful evenings together at Collective. On Dia De Los Muertos, we pull together three of the most important disciplines of spirituality, of the Christian tradition, and of sacramental practice: Eat. Drink. Remember. We'll connect the center of our faith with the intuitive human connections between food and the dead, memory and celebration, facing loss and living fully. We'll do this most fully by practicing the communal meal together. A brief service will be followed by a potluck, featuring the foods you connect with passed loved ones, family, memory, and values. Bring a dish and beverage to share.

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This week we wrap up our season in the Psalms. We'll end with a bit of a double reading, examining both the literal final Psalm in the collection, as well as a Psalm that serves as a benediction, or a sort of sending blessing of closure. We'll make some connections with last weeks look at breath, as well as raise some questions about praise, God, blessing, and who all of this is ultimately for and about. Join us!

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This week we'll travel familiar territory, but will do so by an unfamiliar path. We'll ask some questions about the revival of the soul, spoken of in Psalm 23, getting behind some the specific words and phrases that bring that understanding to life. We'll also engage in some very practical, tactile engagement with how we might experience this.

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