Our August Theme is Sanctuary

August 6, 2017 |  Sanctuary

Service at 10:00am

This service will introduce the theme as we discover the various ways that the concepts around the word "sanctuary" speak deeper meaning to who we are as a community seeking to live faithfully!  

August 13, 2017 | Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project

Service at 10:00am

 Christopher Bakriges (pianist, composer, ethnomusicologist) and Gwen Laster (violinist) share original compositions inspired by the scissor cuts of Henri Matisse.

French artist Henri Matisse had rejected faith as a young man, but at the age of 72 everything changed. In 1941 Matisse was near death and bedridden, unable even to pick up a paintbrush, his sole solace for so many years. He found, however, that he could maneuver scissors through prepared sheets of brightly colored paper (what he would call "painting with scissors"). This new kind of creativity amid this strife and his own mortality brought Matisse to what he asserted was "a frame of mind closer to that of prayer."  

August 20, 2017 | There's No Such Thing

Service at 10:00am

"There's no such thing as a safe space. We exist in the real world, and we all carry scars and have caused wounds. THIS SPACE seeks to turn down the volume of the world outside and amplify the voices that have to fight to be heard elsewhere. This space will not be perfect. It will not always be what we want it to be, but it will be ours together, and we will work on it side by side."

- on the door of Carpe Locus Collective's The Sp(a)ce

August 27, 2017 | Death and Sanctuary

Service at 10:00am

This Sunday, we welcome guest preacher John Abraham.

John Abraham, Episcopal Priest and Thanatologist, is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant counselor, therapist, patient-care advocate, and health care administrator. He has worked with hospitals, hospices, religious institutions, schools, and social service agencies. John serves a wide range of individuals, corporations, non-profit agencies, and partnerships as an expert in Thanatology.

Presently John is the Arizona Affiliate leader of Final Exit Network: a right to die organization.


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