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Educational Gala

  • Ecotrust 721 Northwest 9th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Our monthly Educational Gala provide a space for us to deepen into our Sacred Story by exploring theological and practical topics together. This month’s theme is Relationality. There will be two workshops to choose from:

A Trinitarian Theology of Relational Invitation: From Stranger to Guest (facilitated by Mike Roth) The Trinity is often a theology that mystifies. How exactly is “three-in-oneness” possible? Furthermore, what consequence does it have for life today? In this seminar we’ll explore the trinitarian dance into which every person belongs. Then, we’ll consider how the Trinity’s constant invitation to relationship sets an elevated vision for community that insists on relational movement from “stranger” to “friend.” Lastly, considering Henri Nouwen’s rubric for hospitality in Reaching Out, we’ll take time to reimagine a life together in which we share in the sacred work of nurturing a common table.

Reconciliation, Communion, Union: Foundations of Christian Contemplative Spirituality (facilitated by Ben Barczi) In the midst of our harried pace of life, the contemplative tradition witness to the voice of God calling us to be still, slow down, and learn to do our lives with God. This workshop will introduce the biblical, historical and theological foundations of the Christian contemplative way, and introduce practices that help us find the still, small voice of God in the ordinary places we inhabit. We’ll close with a change to engage experientially in a contemplative practice guided by Mindy Durias.  

Please RSVP with Ben Barczi to let us know which workshop you plan to attend.

Earlier Event: September 23
Book Discussion: A Timbered Choir
Later Event: September 29
Fall Youth Kick Off