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The Way of Love

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The Way of Love
2019 - 2020

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More than a program or curriculum, the Way of Love is a return to the ancient pathways and rules of life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. Earlier followers knew the power of committing to a core set of practices and gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. If we hope to, not only worship Jesus, but to grow more like him and bear his redeeming love in the world, we can adopt a rule of life like the Way of Love and find a community with which to practice it.

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UNDERSTANDING A RULE OF LIFE

A rule of life is an intentional commitment to a set of practices that provide guidance, rhythm and inspiration for living a beautiful, meaningful and holy life. As we place these practices at the heart of our daily lives and join with companions who share the commitment, we grow more and more in the unselfish, hope-filled Way of Love that Jesus embodied in the world.

EXPLORING AND LIVING THE PRACTICES

We invite you to take time exploring these practices for living a Jesus-centered life using the resources in this book. Also, join us for worship on Sundays and formation on Wednesday evenings, during which we will spend time together in these seven practices. Remember no one follows Jesus all alone. The ideal way to live the Way of Love is in a community of love, support and accountability.

WOL Events and Offerings

DISMANTLING RACISM WITH DR. CATHERINE MEEKS
Saturday, September 21 from 9:00a - 4:00p (Windsor Campus)

Dismantling Racism, led by one of the creators of this curriculum, Dr. Catherine Meeks is a timely training is designed to increase racial understanding, healing and reconciliation.

Click here to register today!


FOYER GROUPS
Kick-off dinner - Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00p
(Windsor Campus)

More than a program or curriculum, Way of Love is an intentional commitment to a set of practices which help us to follow Jesus.

Within this practice we invite parishioners to join Foyer Groups that will gather periodically to break bread together and share meaningful conversation about this rule of life.

Childcare will be available at the kick-off dinner. 


WEDNESDAYS ON WINDSOR
Wednesdays (Windsor Campus)
Please note: Nursery is open from 4:30p - 6:30p

This year, Good Shepherd invites parishioners of all ages to incorporate something new into their regular weekly rhythm: “Wednesdays on Windsor,” a relaxed and engaging evening of food, fellowship, and formation on our Windsor campus. Now the primary time for adult formation on the Windsor campus, these evenings will offer a free, healthy, and delicious chef-prepared meal available between 5:00 and 7:00; time and space for casual visiting and community building; and organized formation offerings centered around Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s The Way of Love.

Our hope is that you will join us for whatever part of Wednesdays on Windsor works for you, whether that be a quick bite with your family, a longer dinner and conversation with parish friends, a full evening of spiritual learning – or any combination of the above. Dinner is available to anyone on campus between 5:00 and 7:00, and adult formation programs will begin at 6:30 - see full schedule below.

4:30p – 5:15p
Children’s Program | EC 204

4:30p – 6:30p
Nursery Open | Nursery

5:00p – 7:00p
Dinner | PLC

5:30p
Healing Service | Nave

6:30p
All offerings will be on the second floor of the Education Center
Edge | Edge Lounge
Middle School Youth Group | Youth Corner
WOL Discussion Group led by Sandy Kress | Media Room
Moms’ Evening Book Club | EC 209
Dad’s Bible Study | EC 211

7:00p
Choir Rehearsal begins


WOMEN ON WEDNESDAY (WOW)
2nd Wednesday of the month beginning in September (The Hill)

Grow in friendship with the women of Good Shepherd and The Hill. Join us as we share our stories, learn new things and celebrate the many gifts of our community. Interested? Contact Donna White.


 

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