Read About Our Summer Events and Small Group Activities
Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
August, via Zoom
Please join a few minutes early so we can start together. The meditation is about 20 minutes long.
Join Kara Johansen, Karen Noble and Pam Osborne for a brief meditation practice on Wednesdays. We will turn to a new practice every two weeks.
8/5 and 8/12 Guided meditation - Listening to the voice of a leader we will look to be led into a deeper state of mindfulness, stillness and peace.
8/19 and 8/26 Finger labyrinth - Labyrinths have been used for over 4000 years, traditionally as a form of walking meditation. We will replicate that experience using a finger labyrinth either printed before our meeting or before us on our computer screens. We'll explore a variety of prayerful and meditative ways to use this ancient practice.
We hope that you will take a few moments to find some stillness, while learning practices to carry with you during these challenging days.
Thursdays at 12:30 pm
August, via Facebook
HYMN TIME is a program featured on Central's Facebook page where we highlight music in our community. In August we will share a curated selection of music including videos by our choir. On select dates Ed Alstrom, Music Director and Organist, will play for us LIVE. Click below to enjoy the program on our Facebook page.
Ed Alstrom August dates:
Book Group: Talking to Strangers
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm
July 8, 15, 22, 29 via Zoom
Book Group – A Report
This summer, Christian Education said “yes” to us continuing the congregation’s conversation on race and equity in a book group on "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell. By hosting we hoped to provide some structure for a conversation that holds great meaning for us and is almost inescapable in our lives today. We are grateful to this community for coming together. The experience helped us feel seen and supported. But there’s more. We were moved to an unexpected degree by how people showed up. You were intimately earnest, courageous, and humble. For those who were not able to participate this time, we have seen here a commitment to eradicating the harmful impacts of racism and social injustice. We see members of our church body taking personal inventory, seeking new tools, and connecting with others in meaningful ways. We are heartened by you and proud to walk this walk of Christ with you.
– Frederick and Morgan Moulongo
Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Backyard Campout last month! Central families had fun making s’mores, putting up tents, and even had a “campfire” story via Zoom.
Photos: Miles Norton focuses on the story; Nina Moulongo hoists a lantern; Emily Osborne demonstrates the perfect s’more; Carolyn Buck’s dog, Blue, and his tent; Joel and Sam Waisanen mastermind their fort; Sidney Moulongo “tests” the marshmallows; summer food on the grill.
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