Collective Podcast Sermons for threshold faith communities.

Join us this week as Ben continues through our newest series. Come as you are. All are Welcome.

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Join us this week as Ben continues through our newest series. Come as you are. All are Welcome.

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The fourth installment of our Re|Form series.  All are welcome

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Tonight's sermon looks at the bible stories as narratives.  Come as you are.  All are welcome.

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This week we begin a three week exploration surrounding the theme of children. We often think of children as hard drives which download data, and call this learning; Or sponges, which simply soak things up. What if, instead of viewing children as data receptacles, we looked at children as the ones from who we have so much to learn. What if we could not only recall, but relive our childhood postures of genuine curiosity, wonder, joy, and trust? Join us as we look to children to guide our formation.

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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'll explore a psalm that expresses not only the value of refuge and stillness, but advocates the practice of stillness as an avenue into the experience of refuge. Join us to think about and to be... still.

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This week we begin a season of plundering the treasure of the biblical songbook. The Psalms invite us, by song and prayer, poetry, ecstasy, and tragedy - to feel, to think and re-think, to touch the depths of our inner light and darkness, and to listen as our inner songs harmonize with the songs of light and darkness among our community. It draws not on intellectual theology, but the experience of life held in the suspension of a dynamic faith. Psalm 88 invites us, maybe more than any other Psalm, to apologetically unfiltered, and even offensively honest, expression.

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Wine to Water is our way of supporting and acknowledging the worldwide water crisis. Wine to Water is a non-profit organization aiming to assist those in water crisis areas around the world, by drilling wells, and distributing necessary water filters. This organization not only distributes the products essential for clean drinking water, but also assists individuals in the community in utilizing their own products and materials, to sustain a clean source for years to come.

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This week we explored water's ability to suspend us (and our stories), which brings us to a place where transformation is possible. We drew connections with the way our community's practice of meditation offers similar gifts. We engaged in reflection and practice through song, word, silence, readings, conversation, Eucharist and more.

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