St. Croix Church on Victoria
A Homily of Hope (First Sunday of Advent)
A beautiful service for the First Sunday of Advent came in the form of our second "communion liturgy Sunday." With music, readings and a homily on hope by Rachael Barham, we ushered in the season together.
A Doula’s Approach to Pastoral Care
Jess Williams reflects on her understandings of pastoral care as she takes on one of the pastoral roles at SCC. Click to see her slides and listen to the talk at the link below.
Blue Skies (2nd Breakfast)
Today we had our first "2nd Breakfast" since the pandemic began. After a potluck breakfast, Jess and Alex introduced a "Blue Skies" exercise to imagine how we might all be most interested in getting more involved.
Rooted in the Way of Jesus
Walter used the painting that arrived recently from Krista Heide to talk about our commitment to being "rooted in the way of Jesus." The powerpoint shows some pictures from the SSU week at Camp Chiputneticook, which Walter used as an example of the importance of rootedness and commitment.
Blessings on Imperfect Saints
We had our first communion liturgy service (downstairs). You can hear the readings and listen to Jess Williams share some reflections on All Saints Day with the help of Nadia Bolz-Weber and some responses from those gathered (you may have to turn your volume up to hear some of them).
Diversity, Inclusion and Interdependence
Jess Williams begins sharing about the four "core longings" that the Imagination Team heard from those that they interviewed on their hopes for the SCC community. The first is the longing for continued growth in diversity and inclusion, and Jess connected our need for diversity with Jesus' emphasis on including the marginalized and on the interdependence that is named for us so well in 1 Corinthians 12.