Are you missing your faith community? Do you wish you could find some progressive, inclusive, contemporary liturgy while you can’t get to your regular church service?
This time of government or self-imposed isolation is ideal for polishing off those projects we’ve had in mind for a while: stash-busting for crafters, jigsaw-making for puzzlers, housework for procrastinators…
Various worship leaders and liturgists are sharing their Lockdown Liturgies with us, and here at Progressive Christianity Aotearoa we’ve collated the ones which have been emailed or links we’ve been directed to; you’ll find them here: Liturgy in a time of isolation.
We’d love to hear from you with prayers, poems, reflections, blessings from your faith community during this strange new reality. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or share via our Facebook page.
Hallelujah! For we are the Easter People, embodying the risen Christ in word and deed.
If we love to sing, discuss, celebrate, reflect, hear and act with spirit and faith and meaning, church is a good place to do it!
Would you be part of a faith community if you weren’t expected to believe the impossible or become more than fully human? Many of us still enjoy traditional forms of worship, but we want and need a human-centred, inclusive and green theology.
Progressive, reconciling, inclusive and transitional churches – whatever the label – can retain people of faith and attract people who wish to live meaningfully but (as Bishop John Shelby ‘Jack’ Spong puts it) don’t want to check their intellect at the door.
That’s why I’m part of a church community, and a part of why I believe (and these days, I don’t “believe in” many things) that Progressive Christianity is important.
Bronwyn White is a Kapiti based poet and liturgist.
You can read more of her work at http://www.spirit-and-faith.com/
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