re:Connected

Feeling a little bit… disconnected? You’re not alone. As we carve out a new reality together, what role does faith play? We follow the early church through the book of Acts as we learn how Jesus’ resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit prepared them for a whole new reality. What does that mean for us? It’s time to get reconnected!

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God is Not…

When you picture God, who do you see? Old guy with a white beard? A mysterious rainbow force? A middle eastern peasant? St. Aquinas warned that we always make God into what God is not because God is beyond us. So in this series, we’re going to focus on some common ways we get God wrong. By confessing what God is not, we get a better picture of who God really is.

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Deep Breath

JR. Forasteros - January 9, 2022

God in Solidarity with Us

Deep Breath

As the pandemic wears on, more and more of us experience a deep sense of loneliness. At the beginning of this new year, how can we find God present with us in a way that doesn't ask us to ignore that pain? How does God's solidarity with us actually speak to this deep sense of isolation so many of us carry right now?

From Series: "Deep Breath"

We look for the new year as a time to recenter and refocus. But after the last couple of years, maybe we need to be restored and refreshed. How is the Holy Spirit working to heal us as we prepare for 2022?

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