The Creation Spirituality Sacred Gathering (service) is held on Sunday evenings at 6pm, an intimate service typically following a pattern of service of the Word followed by a service of Communion. Companions (participants) meet in the round and are often invited into dialogue during the reflection allowing the richness of the collective wisdom to help shape our learning.
Writings from both the Christian and Hebrew bible are supplemented by other theologians and sources of wisdom. Inspiration is often drawn from other faith traditions, such as meditation using bells and singing bowls, or Native American prayers.
All are invited to join our Sacred Gathering for worship and reflection on the theological perspectives of Creation Spirituality!
Cornerstone Counseling Center
Your well-being is why the counselors at Cornerstone have dedicated their lives to therapy practice and education. Cornerstone Counseling Center has been engaged with people in this community for nearly twenty years. They have assisted individuals and families in addressing emotional, interpersonal, and addiction concerns, allowing those seeking help to live rewarding, meaningful, and successful lives. They build relationships in their therapy sessions with individuals and families from all backgrounds and walks of life, of all faiths and of none.
Cornerstone counselors specialize in:
Marriage and relationship counseling, Family counseling, Parenting, Childhood and adolescent transitions, Clinical supervision, Aging, Sexuality, Job-related problems, Gambling problems, Life transitions, Situational stressors, Chemical dependency, Addiction issues, Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety or stress, Trauma, Anger management, Christian counseling, Counseling for clergy and clergy families, Spiritual formation
Call them at (410) 266-1153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an introductory session.
Christian eXplorations Youth Group
For youth over 12 years, Christian eXplorations is a hands-on youth program. We gather for monthly social gatherings and also for mission projects, including our annual Box Out Homelessness event in September.
God blesses us with abundance. Many people from some of the most war-ravaged parts of the world are seeking refuge in our community. Our missions committee has partnered with World Relief Anne Arundel County to help provide assistance to families from places such as Syria, Iraq, and many other places.
Entrusted with 3.5 acres of land in the South River watershed, we take our stewardship to creation seriously. In 2015 we were awarded a $50,000 Watershed Restoration Grant by the Alliance for the Chesapeake. Part of our ministry today is working to allow the native plants in our meadow, BayScape, and bioswale ample time to grow and become established. With composting and other practices, we find our faith rooted in the soil and take advantage of the opportunity to get our hands dirty in tending for God's creation.
Our church partnered with Interfaith Power & Light in 2014 to be provided with 100% sustainable wind power. Our Giving Garden provides herbs and vegetables to our neighbors, including those at the Light House, a homeless resource center in Annapolis.
There's never any shortage of need for a hand to help in our Creation Care Ministry. Just drop us a line and feel free to get earthy.
We're dedicated to holding conversations dedicated to finding racial equality in our community.
The next community conversation on race is on April 9, 2016, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, from 3:30-5pm.
UCC Annapolis is a founding member of the Light House Homeless Resource and Prevention Center. Today we continue to support Light House through weekly food collections. We also helped to pioneer Light House's BEST (Better Employment through Skills and Training) Catering Program by hosting a monthly community meal on the Third Thursday of each month. For a suggested donation of $10, you can enjoy some of the best food cooked by graduates and students of a program that helps give them a hand up.