Beginning tomorrow, GCC will be on a three week digital sabbatical. Information about worship will continue to be posted to the homepage of our website - guilfordchurch.org/.
May this sabbatical give you space to connect more deeply with the God who wishes for all of us to know rest and renewal.
See you August 14th.
Let Us Rest by enfleshed - enfleshed.com/
God of Sabbath,
God of rest,
God who wandered off into the wilderness when everything became too much,
help us listen to the needs
of our bodies,
of our souls,
of our dreams,
of the communities we belong to.
You did not create us in the image of machines, in the image of production, in the image of never-stop.
You created us in the image of freedom, of beauty, of love, of compassion, of potential for deep and intimate relationship.
May we question all that would have us trade in the potential of our becoming for the ability to make more, sell more, buy more, or be more.
May we challenge all the structures organizing our lives to pit survival against creativity, individual against collective, private against public, working to meet basic needs against the ability to live abundantly in relationship and rest.
May we commit to boundaries. To breaks. To disrupting patterns of productivty-at-all-costs.
May we embrace what you have told us – before we were born, you delighted in us. Our value, our belovedness, our worth cannot be subtracted by doing less or added to by achieving more.
Give us the courage to believe it, the will to practice it, and the faith to overcome every system that keeps others from the ability to do so as well. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
There are so many ways to be beautiful! #nonbinary #enby #NonBinaryAwarenessWeek #ProtectTransKids #blacktranslivesmatterGod thinks you're ENBelievablY awesome!!
A prayer for International Non-Binary Week.
God Beyond Gender,
Praise to you in the diversity of your creation! We give you thanks for the many ways you break us out of binaries and lead us into a fuller rainbow of your love. As we celebrate non-binary people this week, make us mindful not only of the ways they make the world better, but also the ways we can make the world better for them.
In your many names we pray, Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
Help Atowi Project purchase and protect this sacred site which is going on the open market. 87% there! Fundraiser update below:Iawialtôgwat - Fourth Update
It's been four weeks and, with the generosity of the joint community, we are getting even closer to affirming a long-term safeguarding of this essential place. Our gratitude and appreciation for the support of all of those who have joined us continues to multiply. This donation portal has welcomed gifts large and small, totaling almost $27,000 now. Added to that are larger grants and gifts of almost $280,000, which puts us up to about 87% of our initial goal. We are working out the details needed for closing before the end of August, and leaving space for what may appear on its own. This work is in recognition of all who are here, seen and unseen, and an acknowledgement that there is much work to do toward restoring relationship here and everywhere. Ndalamizibna - we are grateful - that we are able to respond.
www.atowi.org/wantastegok-sacred-site-protection ... See MoreSee Less
In case you weren't able to join us onsite or online, here is the beautiful and joyful celebration of life for Margaret Dale and Tony Barrand. ... See MoreSee Less
Guilford Community Church, United Church of Christ updated their cover photo.
1 month ago
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