Soul Matters January 2020: Imagination
Dear Channing members and friends,
This month’s theme is Imagination. Author Robert Fulghum writes, “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” What a powerful statement and worthy goal. We can make this a reality. The stories we tell, both in our minds and to those around us, provide hope and laughter and love when all else feels lost. This month, we join together to take control of the stories of our lives, to listen to children’s poetry, and to explore works of fiction that have changed our lives.
Imagination is our worship theme for September, and the theme for our small groups. These small groups are special because they allow each member to deeply engage with the topic in multiple ways. In preparation for each month’s Small Group, I will send each group member a packet. You are invited to select from this packet one spiritual exercise and one question to reflect on before our meeting together. While reviewing the packet ahead of time is a great way to prepare for group, please do not let a busy schedule deter you from participating. Whatever amount of time you are able to dedicate to preparation is just the right amount of time!
I ask that you sign up ahead of time. Please use the link below. Please provide me your email address so that I can send you the packet for you to review. I will also provide all attendees a Zoom link the day of the Small Group. If the slot that you can attend is full, just let me know. We have opened our small groups to the public to share our gifts with the community. Feel free to invite friends. I am excited to explore the topic of Imagination with you!
Young Adults (20s, 30s, 40s):
Wednesday, January 20 7:30-9pm
Wednesday, January 13 6:30-8pm
Saturday, January 30 10-11:30am
I hope to see you there!