Upcoming Events

"The Five Love Languages"
Sunday, October 6, 11:15 a.m.
Sylvan Community Center

The best way to build community and lasting relationships is to understand yourself and others. We take a brief self-quiz to determine how we each express and accept love. By sharing our differences, we gain deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP: "The Hero and the Shadow"
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-8 p.m.
Sylvan Community Center

Using the myths of Procrustes and Inanna, we explore the development of our persona and shadow sides through this participatory workshop.
 

Procrustes was a mythological giant who guarded the road to Athens. Anyone who wished to travel to Athens, the center of the known world and hope of a good life, was required to lie on Procrustes' iron bed. The giant then lopped off the parts of their bodies that did not fit on the bed, or put them on a rack to stretch them into fitting. This myth symbolizes the way we delegate parts of ourselves to the shadow, and develop a persona, in order to have success in life. In this hands-on exercise, we rediscover the buried gold within us. 

Inanna was the Queen of Sumeria, Goddess of Heaven and Earth. Her sister Ereshkigal was Queen of the Underworld. Their story is considered to be the oldest Goddess myth in recorded history; it was inscribed on clay tablets around 1750 BCE. This famous tale of the Goddess' descent into the netherworld provides us with a testament of a time when the Goddess, women, life and love were the heart of religion.

In this experiential workshop, we follow Inanna as she responds to her sister’s cries and journeys into the underworld. We learn that we each have a shadow side, and explore ways to attain integration and wholeness. $15 Love Offering.

 

COMMUNITY CIRCLE
Sunday, October 13, 11:15 a.m.
Sylvan Community Center

We come together to share our church accomplishments and make plans for the upcoming holidays.

 

 

POTLUCK AND POTLATCH
Sunday, October 20, 11:15 a.m.

Sylvan Community Center. 

Please bring a dish to share or put some money in the pot!

The Potlatch is also called a celebration of giving. It is based on northwestern American native customs, and consists of bringing things to give away. They can be new, they can be old, they can be handmade, they can be whatever you are moved to give. You are, of course, invited to take those things that others have brought. Come and explore this ancient prosperity practice on the third Sunday of each month.

 

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