Here are Christ Church, we have started offering two ways in which we can deepen our faith each week.
Living in Faith is a series each Wednesday night in the Chapel from 7-8 p.m. We use a book only to enter into conversation and prayer. But it is not a book study. Come: try it out.
Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. is our BibleWorkbench group meeting downstairs in the parish house. Again, give it a try. We look at one of the lessons for the upcoming week. Grab a cup of coffee and stop in.
Last Sunday the materials cited this wonderful Walt Whitman passage from "Leaves of Grass" (1855). I commend it to you.
This is what you should do:
Love the earth and sun and animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people...
reexamine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
dismiss what insults your soul,
and your flesh shall become a great poem.