Nov. 8 Gathering: Spiritual Practices — Listening


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Listen.

The word itself gets our attention. But how good are we at actually doing it? And how can the act of listening be a spiritual practice?

We can practice spiritual listening in conversation, in meditation, in prayer, and in studying scripture. But like other spiritual practices, it requires–well–practice. We have to learn to turn off our internal monologue, stop planning our response before our conversation partner is done speaking, and stop thinking “how does this affect ME?”

Elijah encountered God not in the wind, or the earthquake, or the fire, but in the still, small whisper. Hearing that voice requires patience and inentionality. Join us this Sunday, Nov. 8, in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company to enjoy food and drink together as we discuss the spiritual practice of listening and learn from one another how we can all listen better and more effectively.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm

Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

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Feb. 22 Gathering: Spiritual Practices


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Prayer. Meditation. Study. Worship. Fasting. Silence. Sabbath. Service.

Our spiritual life brings with it many opportunities for activities that help us grow closer to God and one another. Many bring us deep joy and satisfaction, but others sometimes seem to be difficult.

Join us this Sunday, Feb. 22, at The Marietta Brewing Company as we talk about the various practices and disciplines we employ in our spiritual journeys, what barriers get in our way, and perhaps even encourage each other to find new and engaging ways to grow deeper in our faith.

Come ready to ask questions and share your own practices, as well as to openly and honestly discuss the things we wish we were better at!

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm

Conversation Begins: 7:00pm