Six New Things

From The Mindful Christian (Broadleaf) to What’s in Your Mind Today? (Beaming), everyone’s growing in the awareness that self-awareness is good for the soul, good for community and good for the earth. Other tools for listening to/for your True Self: Holy Living: Confession: Spiritual Practices of Building a Life of Faith (Abingdon); Eliza Griswold’s introductory article, Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe; and the Upper Room’s online Lenten calendar for family’s to share and grow together.

For more experiential approaches to self-care and spiritual growth, join the UTS community for Wellbeing Wednesdays/Treat Yo’ Self; go full-on with Shalem Institute’s, Living from the Spiritual Heart; or participate in any number of events suggested by Thin Places.

Looking for inspiring new ways to be the church? Look no further than Bishop Karen Oliveto, speaking at Hamline University’s Mahle Lectures: Imago Dei in an Age of Selfies, Separations, and Schisms; bring a group to UTS‘s filming and facilitated discussion of White Savior: Racism in the American Church (Spark House), Friday, February 28, 7-9 PM; show up for House of Hope Presbyterian‘s Didier Seminar on The New Cosmic Story: Inside our Awakening Universe; participate in Hazel Park UCC‘s Dementia-Friendly Worship (Mondays, March 30, April 20 & May 18) as a volunteer assistant or a worshiper; or join the Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA, Allies and Friends Workshop, exploring ways to stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors; chaplains are invited to join UTS’s Karen Hutt in offering Friday Public Chaplaincy; and anyone can read together J.J. Warren‘s Reclaiming Church: A Call to Action for Religious Rejects (Abingdon) or Katie Hays‘, We Were Spiritual Refugees (Eerdmans).