Meditation

Adult Forum

Racial Justice Journey Group (9:45 AM)

Meditation

Adult Forum

Racial Justice Journey Group (9:45 AM)

time 10:00 am

August 16, 2020

Guided, 20 minute “Four Bow” meditation with Eric Elnes

Click HERE to join in the meditation.  You are invited to prepare for worship each Sunday by joining Dr. Elnes and fellow Countrysiders in a guided, 20 minute “Four Bow” meditation. This form of meditation takes a person through four prayer foci, from gratitude, to intercessory prayer, to asking for guidance, and finally to resting in God’s Presence. It’s a perfect way to start each day on solid footing.  You may access the guided meditation the the same way you access online worship – either through LiveStream, Countryside YouTube channel or the church website. Be sure to come in time or you’ll miss the brief instructions. See you there!

Adult Forum is currently Studying “The Wisdom of History” – A Great Courses series.

Do the lessons passed down to us by history, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, even thousands, of years in the past, still have value for us today? Is Santayana’s oft-repeated saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” merely a way to offer lip service to history as a teacher—or can we learn from it? And if we can, what is it that we should be learning.  Click below to join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/7525410920

Racial Justice Journey Group (9:45 AM)

We will be reading and discussing the book by Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist. Here is an excerpt from the introduction of the book: “After taking this grueling journey to the dirt road of antiracism, humanity can come upon the clearing of a potential future: an antiracist world in all its imperfect beauty. It can become real if we focus on power instead of people, if we focus on changing policy instead of groups of people. It’s possible if we overcome our cynicism about the permanence of racism. We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let’s know how to be antiracist.”  If interested in participating, please email Sharon Royers.