Why Belonging to a Religious Community Matters

Grace. Spiritual Practice. Letting Go. Salvation. Truth. These are the themes the congregation will explore together over the next five months.

These themes describe the work I do with Veterans and the larger community in Philadelphia. Jonathan and Amy visited Philadelphia last month and joined in a Community Healing Ceremony I led. Please read their reflection on the experience in this newsletter.

They also describe what we do best when we gather together on Sunday mornings in religious community. They name why belonging to religious community matters.

Our congregation is a place of grace; a place to explore and deepen spiritual practice; a place to let go; a place to experience greater human fulfillment and flourishing, whether you name that “salvation” or “enlightenment” or something else; and our congregation is a place to journey with fellow travelers on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

See you on Sunday!