April 1, 2017

Spiritual Growth

Dear Church,

“I always give thanks to God when I pray for you.” (Colossians 1:3)

I truly do give thanks for each one of you when I pray. And, I’m praying a lot these days. It’s not easy being isolated and disconnected, but we are here for each other in ever-changing ways in these days. I hope that you all are well and taking care of yourselves.

With everything changing so quickly, we are living with higher than average amounts of stress and anxiety. If you notice that in yourself, know you are not alone. Prayer and meditation are great ways to rise out of anxiety. Also, reaching out to a friend or making a list of things we are grateful for are known techniques for spiritual grounding.

These are uncharted waters for many of us. If your usual strategies for your emotional and spiritual health do not seem sufficient, there are deeper wells we can draw from in this time. Know you are not alone, and we are all trying new things together.

One of the ways we are feeding our souls right now is in starting a mid-week Bible Study. Wednesday nights at 6:30. See the online calendar for the zoom link.

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study meets on Monday evenings 7 to 8:30 at a private home in the area. We are a casual fellowship, enjoying a relaxed study of scriptures based on a topical study guide selected by participants. We are all learners and leaders of the group and welcome your participation!

Our current lesson is Parables, The Greatest Stories Ever Told, A LifeGuide Bible Study by John White. Please contact the church office for additional information: 310-398-3071 or info@culvercitypres.org

 

 

Online Devotionals

D365     Many people find meaning in this online devotional that is written with students and young adults in mind. Create a quiet space in your life for meditation and prayer.

Pray As You Go     Pray as you go is a daily audio prayer session, designed for use on mobile devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work, study, etc.

Our Daily Bread     A non-denominational online devotional with a scripture reading, reflection and prayer for each day.