Second Sunday at TRUU is called “Fellowship Sunday: An Open-Circle Conversation.” This event offers the opportunity to discuss monthly themes in a congenial, small-group setting. Gretchen Haley’s sermons on the first and third Sundays introduce and develop each month’s theme.
November’s theme, “Ultimacy,” challenged each person in the congregation to consider their understanding of that which has “Ultimate Meaning and Significance” in their lives. Some comments included: “What has Ultimate meaning for me is caring for others;” “God is the Ultimate Mystery;” “The tie that binds us together in community is what defines ‘Ultimacy’ for me;” and “’Ultimacy’ is something more than what I can grasp or explain.”
In her sermon Gretchen suggested, “God is not an idea to be believed in; God is work to be done in the world.” We explored what kind of work qualifies, based on our understanding of “Mystery.” For example, can we say God is the work involved in making weapons or transporting drugs across borders?
In her sermon Gretchen also stated, “Divinity is everywhere, everything counts and creates holiness in its coming together, and all we have to do is notice, and be grateful.” We explored what is involved if “everything counts and creates holiness.” We tried to consider the role of personal and societal pain and suffering.
Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Calaway Room for community-building and small group discussion of the meaning of “Grace” in our lives.