The Invitation

Rev. Wayne Walder: The Invitation

by Reverend Wayne Walder It is flattering to be invited to a special event or a special place. We feel that someone wants us. Maybe it is a dinner invitation and we will have a nice meal with others of like mind. Maybe it is a party or get-together where we will connect with others.…

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Our Music: On Inviting Musicians to Neighbourhood

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood I invite musicians to Neighbourhood regularly. And I love to. I am proud of our congregation. It is a special, warm place for musicians to share their gifts. Musicians by trade are asked to open themselves up and be made vulnerable to their audience. The supporting, loving, and…

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Families Growing Together: Our Whole Lives (OWL) Program

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning This past summer, several people from our congregation were trained as Our Whole Lives (OWL) facilitators, a program that teaches children and youth about healthy bodies, relationships and sexuality. This program is a holistic approach to understanding our bodies and our relationships in a healthy environment. This is…

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The Invitation: Spiritual Questions and Practices

Could you invite someone to get to know you? Or can you ask someone if they are willing to let you know who they are? It is not hard; you can invite them for a coffee. “A real conversation always includes an invitation”.   Have you ever felt “invited” to nature? Has there been a…

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The Invitation: Inspirational Quotations

“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” – David Whyte “As a vulnerability researcher, the greatest barrier I see is our low tolerance for vulnerability. We’re almost afraid to be happy. We feel…

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The Invitation: Internet and Movie Resources

INTERNET: Inviting Mara to Tea by Tara Brach, 55 min Mara is the god of selfishness, greed, anger, fear, doubt and shame. Each time he appeared to Buddha, Buddha would invite him to Tea until both became transformed. http://tinyurl.com/yakadso6 The Invitation – a poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer Oriah is first and foremost a story-teller,…

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