Last Sabbath, May 12, Rev. Vince led us in reflecting on “Jesus’ Family Values” and in one of those unforgettable Citylights moment, Sarah Edwards led us to our mother’s womb and back.
Next Saturday, May 19, our Marciana Popescu will lead us in reflection and discussion about “The Miracles of the Christian Story and the Stories of the Miracle.”
Participate in our our new series of Citylights services later in June, by helping us right now:
We spend a lof of time saying “no” to religion of the past, but what is our “yes”? Workign title of the series is ”Christianity After Religion,” focused on making our experience and discussions more re-constructive, rather than de-constructive (although sweet discipline of de-construction will always be at hand!). So, if you have a spiritual or life practice, way of being, or ritual that sustains you, please email me. We want to feature what we are really doing, believing in, hoping for, and practicing. If at all possible, I would love to hear from you, so we can learn from one another. It doesn’t have to be thought through, I will help you clarify and find a way to participate the way it works for you. Nothing is insignifiant or off limits!
Finally! Yoga class kick off date is June 2:
It will be every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45. Please count on helping with paying for space and other costs, $10 per session. You will need to sign up for four sessions: Jun 2, 16, Jul 7, 21. Feel free to invite your friends. To register and sign up for updates, please contact our Yoga teacher Carmen Rusu at: email@example.com, or phone: 201-805-1739
Kojic family with their newborn Teofil is home now, in good spirits, ready to get some wholesome food from their friends. That’s where we come in. If you would like to deliver vegetarian meal for the family, the date still available is May 24 (Thu) but you can choose a day before or after. Let me know and I can send you the logistics.
Our next Leadership Team meeting will be June 20, Wednesday, 6-8 pm at Cosi’s just South of Union Sq.
Facebook Group update: Bo and I are still lazy bums and have not done it yet.
I have registered! Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina is June 21-24 and it is time to meet with our sister communities from all over the country! And it’s time to register! Also subscribe to the updates. This year, we expect 3000 people, twice the size, twice the fun! Go to: www.wildgoosefestival.org Check out the new video! Here is the mission statement which I am proud to have participated in creating over a long walk on the streets of D.C.
The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation. In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps our greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!
Sabbath can’t come too soon,
Samir Selmanovic, Coordinator, Citylights Community