As the world is becoming increasingly chaotic and civilizations as we know them begin to decline, order begins to take shape. The tension we feel so deeply is the space between these two stories, one in apparent demise and the other being birthed. Order follows chaos and vice versa.
The beliefs that supported the old may no longer help people adapt to the emerging world. As much as we want things to stay the same we learn the universe is always in flux, always creating new. This is certainly true of trying to understand one’s spirituality. Who am I? Why am I here? As these questions emerge it appears one of three things appear:
* Some people cease embracing those old beliefs, often blaming the
religions from which they come as inadequate, irrelevant, even part of the problem.
* Some people cling to those beliefs with great fervor and maintain
their loyalty to the religions that produced them.
* Some hold onto the beliefs they still find meaningful and go seeking new truths and thus new belief systems.
At Wellspring, we believe this is a conversation worth having. Is it possible to have a dialogue surrounding something that currently does not exist? Let’s find out! We are meeting at the Thoreau Center, 3500 Kingman Blvd., February 25th, from 5-7 pm. We are serving a meal and will engage in dialogue. Please RSVP (319-530-3781) so our chef knows how much food to prepare.
The church's annual business meeting will take place after Sunday morning worship.
There will be NO Sunday morning service on December 17. Join us for the Posada at 4:30pm as we look for the story of the Christ Child with the children of Wellspring.
Approximate Schedule for the evening: 4:30 - 5:30 telling the story; 5:30 - 6:30 Sharing meal together in the Inn; 6:45 - 7:30 Intergenerational Craft Project; 7:30 - about 7:45 or 8 Closing Act
Join us as we welcome our new co-pastor, Carmen Lampe Zeitler, and celebrate the gifts of both our co-pastors, Carmen and Naomi. This Sunday also marks the beginning of another year of Christian education classes for children and youth, starting at 9am. Regular Sunday worship begins at 10am. Stay for lemonade and cookies on the lawn after worship!
Organized by the Des Moines Area Faith Committee for Peace, the Procession starts at 3 pm at Grace United Methodist Church (38th and Cottage Grove) and goes to First Christian Church (25th and University), where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in 1959. Participants are invited to carry placards with Dr. King’s words calling for peace with justice. The Prayer Service begins at 3:30 pm at First Christian Church. It will include Dr. King’s sermon delivered at Riverside Church 50 years ago in April. The call of the service will be to end “racism, militarism, and materialism” and move toward what Dr. King called the Beloved Community.