Embracing story means to make room for and to graciously consider our own life, others lives, and the Big Story of life and God. Our lives are all unfolding stories. My story is unfinished, it’s broken, but it’s also saturated with beauty. To embrace story is to believe that everyone’s story (not just my own) is just the same as ours. To embrace story is to also consider the larger, big story of all of creation and how it may be intertwined with our own.
It often take community life to help make room to embrace story.
We see through a glass darkly . . . These words of Paul, the ancient Jesus follower, have become words of comfort for me. In fact, they’ve become more than comfort–they have shaped my expectations of a life of faith. The Convergence Community sees EMBRACING MYSTERY as the willingness to let things be a little blurry in life–a little undefined–which makes us more open and compassionate people.
Websters defines ‘collaborate’ as – to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. How much does our life really involve collaboration? How often are we open to listening to others? Is the trajectory of our life affected–at all–by those around us, who love and care, and live out a shared life with us? What would it mean if we expanded that collaboration beyond the intellectual (but not excluding) to a collaboration of the spiritual/faith aspect of life? What about a collaboration of financial generosity? What about a collaboration of civic/city life?
As a community, we “embrace collaboration” believing that it’s a shared life that is the most full. It’s when we let others in our life and when we join others for a common way that we see so much more value in life. (more…)
rethread is back!
Rethread is back – and ready to neighborhood families BACK TO SCHOOL.
Check out the latest email update for info (or read below):
“Back To School Store” Saturday August 14
Rethread has returned and is ready to help make Back to School easier on families in the greater Plaza District area. As always, we are relying on YOU for donations to stock the store. But, this year, we’re adding both USED + NEW items to the store. You can help build Rethread’s *FREE* Clothing Store in 3 ways:
1. DONATE JEANS & BACKPACKS
Bring your gently used JEANS & BACKPACKS by Convergence(1755 nw 16th street) by appointment, please call Daran at 405.209.7429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need toddler through teen sizes.
2. TAKE ACTION
Sign up to play one or more of the many different volunteer roles to make the Rethread Store happen.
3. PURCHASE SHOES FOR A CHILD
Buy (donate) a new $10 pair of kids shoes on our new website. Simply click the Donate New Shoes button and we’ll shop to stock the store with brand new kids shoes.