We are pleased to present you with the Recommendations from the LifePath Task Force on Racial Justice. These recommendations represent the culmination of nearly 10 weeks of thought, prayer, and discernment from our 6-person team, and were informed by survey and interview responses across our church and greater community.
This Sunday, our task force presented their recommendations during our gathering. Click here to watch!
Lent is coming to an end, spring is here, and at LifePath, we’re preparing for two of our favorite traditions: our Good Friday Sacred Space and our Easter Celebration Gathering
Good Friday Sacred Space: April 15 at Aspira
Drop in event 6-8pm
Drop in on Good Friday anytime between 6-8pm to reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life.
The story of Jesus’ final days will be read a few times throughout the evening.
This will be a quiet space for reflection, prayer, and introspection.
Easter Sunday: April 17th at Aspira
Coffee and Conversation starting at 9:30am followed by our Easter Celebration Gathering
Join us at Aspira at 9:30am to enjoy an extended time of coffee and conversation! Bring pastries or bread to share, if you'd like. This will be immediately followed by our Celebration Gathering, as we worship together on the most significant day of our Christian calendar!
Sunday: April 24th at Aspira
The Sunday after Easter will be a brunch gathering. We'll meet in the cafeteria at Aspira and set a huge brunch table to enjoy together. Bring a dish to share!
Hello parents and teens!! Here's the schedule for the next few months. We're sticking with (mostly) every other week for some Teens teaching during the gathering, and we've got a few fun events scheduled.
Sunday 3/20/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 4/3/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 4/10/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Friday 4/29/22 Craaaazy Game Night At Aspira 6:30-8pm (bring a snack to share, if you'd like!)
Sunday 5/1/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 5/15/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Friday 5/20/22 Board Game Night At Aspira 6-8pm (bring your favorite board game and a snack to share, if you'd like!)
Sunday 5/29/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 6/12/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Saturday 6/18/22 Cookout At the Winters (219 Lake Ozarks Dr, Bear, DE) 5-7:30pm (BYOM: bring your own meat to throw on the grill. Chips, drinks, and plates will be provided.)
Sunday 6/26/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
We're hoping to make a beach/boardwalk day happen 7/16, and a lock in 8/26, so pray for volunteers who can help make these happen!
Keith's message from 2/13/2022 is available on all our normal platforms, but we wanted to ensure that the dialogue we had as part of our Q and Eh time was also available to those who requested it. While our post-message dialogue is always helpful and insightful, the conversation after this particular message really set a tone and encapsulated where we hope the message moves us. Below is the full message and the dialogue.
In December 2021, the LifePath Vision Team directed the formation of a time-limited Task Force on Racial Justice. The aim of this Task Force is to explore blind spots in the church and to recommend ways LifePath can continue to grow in racial justice, both in how we act and work.
To inform these recommendations, the Task Force would like to hear your thoughts and experiences on the topic of racial inequality and how LifePath can pursue racial equity. We invite all members of our community to contribute, regardless of how long you have been with us or your view on the topic.
You can provide input through writing (via survey) or a one-on-one conversation with a Task Force member (Zoom, phone, or in-person). Either method takes approximately 15 minutes, and your responses will be kept confidential. For more details -- and to contribute your thoughts -- please see the form linked below (available in both English and Spanish).
For more information and to contribute your thoughts:
Formulario en Español
Thank you for contributing to this effort,
LifePath Task Force on Racial Justice
What: A discipleship course (companion to the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course we did in the fall of 2020, but you don't need to have completed EHS to join us for EHR!)
When: Wednesday evenings February 9th - April 13th, 8-9:30pm (we will not meet March 2nd, Ash Wednesday)
Where: Zoom so anywhere you can access the internet! **We will also have a group meeting in person at Aspira during our sessions. If you prefer to participate in person, join us there!
Who: Anybody! We just ask that you be available for most of the sessions, to get the most out of it. (Sessions will be recorded and available to watch at a later time, if you have to miss one or two.)
How much: Nothing! LifePath will cover the cost of materials.
Description from the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship website:
In this course, you’ll get equipped with practical relationship skills to love others like Jesus.
Discover how to:
Sunday 1/23/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 2/6/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Saturday 2/12/22 Movie Night At Aspira 6:30-9pm (bring a snack to share, if you'd like!)
Sunday 2/20/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 3/6/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
Sunday 3/20/22 Sunday Study During the gathering
The Holiday season is difficult for many. On the longest night of the year, we take time to acknowledge that long nights are a painful but true part of our journey with God.
Our Longest Night Reflective Service allows space for silence to remember loved ones and creates space for sorrow in our broken world, even as we celebrate the hope of Christmas.
We will guide you through space for reflection and prayer, with reflective music throughout. The service will last about 45 minutes. Because of the silence and reflection, we suggest that children not be included.
We invite you to join us at 7pm on Tuesday, December 21st at Aspira.