Pastor's Bible Study
The 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9-10:30 am in the Sanctuary Room 12. All are welcome, regardless of your familiarity of comfort level with scripture. Bring yourself, an open mind and heart, and willingness to explore how scripture forms, reforms, and deforms our faith practices.
The 3rd Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm in room 10.“I Love to Tell the Story”-
We will explore formative stories from Hebrew Scriptures. We will examine the stories from what we remember and what we know from our own lives today. We will utilize historical, cultural, literary, contextual, and theological methods for opening up the text for readers in today’s world. And we will consider how the Still-speaking still-acting God calls us to claim or change the narrative.
Bring a friend, a brown bag supper, an open mind and heart as we find our way to God’s Good News through these old texts. All sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, from 6-7:30 PM, in Room 10 (by the ADA restrooms). Following is for the rest of 2016.
September 21: Creation Stories (Genesis 1 and 2)
October 19: Noah (Genesis 6, 7. 8)
November 16: Sibling Rivalry – Jacob and Esau/Leah and Rachel (Genesis 27, 29, 30)
December 21: The Exodus Begins (Exodus 1 and 2)
Participant Led Adult Faith Development:
Inward/Outward Group Spiritual Development
A small group dedicated to intentional spiritual accompaniment, facilitated by Pastor Delle. More traditional settings of Christian spiritual direction are exclusively Christ-centered, and involve a relationship between director and directed that is unilateral: one comes seeking answers or direction concerning life’s big issues, and the other has all the answers, or at least pretends to. But spiritual direction, like other religious practices, has evolved to include ever-widening circles of peoples and practices.
Pastor Delle’s training at the Tucson Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction was geared more toward people from all walks of life and all religious traditions, who seek the guidance of the Spirit - God, Jesus, Higher Power, Cosmic Consciousness, etc - in individual and group settings. Such guidance is not “top down” but rather attends to Spirit in the many forms it takes through silence, study, and conversation in relationship with God, self and others.
The name of the group, “Inward/Outward” connotes both contemplative and interactive spiritual practices as well as the discernment of the individual’s and community’s “divine purpose” or “C/call.” In addition to the scheduled group gatherings, Inward/Outward members who wish to do so can schedule one private spiritual accompaniment session with Pastor Delle each month. The group is free to Rincon members and for non-members, a love-offering of $20 per group session and $50 for individual sessions is suggested.
The group normally meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in sanctuary room 12, 5-6:30pm. Occasionally the date, location, and time may change to accommodate Pastor Delle's schedule. Please check our calendar page to view the current information. All are welcome who come with open hearts and minds, and are willing to build a community of deep listening and trust. Call (520.745.6237) or email Pastor Delle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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