A Vision for the Future and The Poetics of Faith

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life




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Summary of October 26, 2014

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Dear Folks -

There are two new audio files posted on the Ordinary Life website. There are no text copies of the two most resent presentations.

This week Senior Minister, The Rev. Tommy Williams, talked about the vision for and mission of St. Pauls. Though Tommy has been at St. Pauls for over a year, his schedule has been such that this is the first time we have had the opportunity to hear him. He is a thoughtful, energetic and passionate person. Tommy has spent the first year of his tenure at St. Pauls listening to the members. In this talk he reflects on what he has learned about the deeply held values of the church including matters such as embracing inclusivity, honoring diversity and excellence in worship. Please listen to the audio to learn more. The talk ended with my asking Tommy questions about his love of poetry and his own daily spiritual practice.

The other audio posted with this weeks podcast is the presentation The Rev. Eleanor Colvin did in Ordinary Life on October 19 on the Poetics of Faith. Ive listened to it and have heard several who were in attendance to hear her say what an outstanding presentation she gave.

I want those of you who are able to attend Ordinary Life in person to be aware that we are in the process of doing some leadership organizing. Ordinary Life is growing and we need to be more effective and efficient in matters of communication and in honoring the very values Tommy talked about in his presentation. How can we build community, be a welcoming group, and provide addition growth opportunities for those who desire them? A group of us convened after the third service on Sunday to hear Dr. Matt Russell talk about some of his visions for the future that might involve Ordinary Life. Youll get more information as we move forward. Exciting times!

Be well!

Much love,

Bill Kerley 

To listen to the audio version of the talk by The Rev. Tommy Williams use the link below


To listen to the audio version of the talk by The Rev. Eleanor Colvin use the link below