Soul Matters for November

Soul Matters Sharing CircleSOUL MATTERS at First Parish is a curriculum of monthly spiritual themes, used throughout the denomination, that our congregation is exploring, both in our worship services and in our chalice circles/covenant groups.

November’s focus is “What does it mean to be a people of ABUNDANCE?”

When it comes to abundance, our culture and our religion are clearly at odds.

Our culture cries, “Accumulate!” Our religion counsels “Appreciate!” The mantras couldn’t be more different: The commercials tell us to “Go out and get what you want!” The pulpits plea with us to “learn to want what you have.”

Here are some examples of  questions we are considering this month in the groups:

  • Does time no longer feel abundant? Is that being forced on you? Or might you have a choice?
  • Are you a swamp or a stream? Do you collect and hoard abundance or let it flow through you?
  • For many of us autumn is abundant with leaves blazing full of color. But if you blink, they are gone. What temporary blaze of abundance do you need to pay attention to before time runs out?

If you are interested in participating in a group, please contact Lisa Maria Steinberg, Rev. Anne Mason, or Debbie Armstrong.

For more information, click here:  Soul Matters Participant Guide