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On Being Human Pt3 - Physical Health

On Sunday we continued our On Being Human conversation as we reflected on what it means to seek health with our physical selves.  Often times things like fitness, diet, sleep, and self care get separated from the life of faith, but as we engaged with scripture together we wrestled with the Biblical idea that our bodies are "temples", and that we are the body of Christ. 

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On being Human Pt2 - The Internet

On Sunday we continued our On Being Human conversation by having a thought provoking discussion on how our digital lives intersect with our faith.  Specifically, we wrestled with what it means to walk the path of Christ in a world that is completely immersed in the internet.  As various folks in the community shared, it was so encouraging to reflect on the ways we're all in this together.  

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Roots and Branches Pt4 - Work

This week we continued our Roots & Branches conversation as we reflected on something that affects all of us, our work in the world.  Often we think that our work and our faith are separate things, but in reality our activity in the world deeply intersects God's heart for us all. As we looked at a few different frames for our work in the world found in the Bible, our hope is that we'll each enter into God's sacred work more deeply and find our identity in God more than anything else. 

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Roots and Branches Pt3 - Seasons

This week we continued our Roots & Branches conversation by showing some love to our moms and also reflecting the wisdom of seasons and cycles. In our culture and in our faith it can often feel like our lives are always supposed to be going great, that we're always supposed to be in Spring or Summer, but what about the times in our life where things aren't going that great?  As we engaged scripture together, it was encouraging to see that part of the faith journey includes seasons and cycles like Winter and Fall, and that God is with us through them all. 

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Roots and Branches Pt2

This week we continued our Roots & Branches conversation by reflecting on a few scenes from Jesus' life together.  As we considered the reasons why we gather each week, we remembered that church is not a Sunday event or a building, 

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Easter Sunday with Oaklife

On Sunday we finished our Lenton series as Rachel led us in a conversation around Jesus' journey towards Easter and one of the stories he told along the way.  Lent is meant to be a time where some of the heavy and challenging themes of our faith and lives can be reflected on, all with the hope that Easter is around the corner, and that in the end love wins.

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Finding God in Isolation

On Sunday we continued our Lent conversation through a panel discussion on the topic of isolation.  As we heard from various voices who shared about their unique experiences, it was encouraging to remember that we're never actually alone in the desert seasons of life.  

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Revisiting Lent Season Pt.2

This week we started a new conversation where we revisit the ancient practice of Lent. For many of us this experience is brand new (not to be confused with dryer lint), and for others it's as familiar as family.  Wherever you're at, we hope we can journey together. 

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Lent Revisited

This week we started a new conversation where we revisit the ancient practice of Lent. For many of us this experience is brand new (not to be confused with dryer lint), and for others it's as familiar as family.  Wherever you're at, we hope we can journey together. 

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Stories Pt. 2

This Sunday we held our final "Stories Sundays" as we listened to a few folks from within our community share, something that has become a tradition for Oak Life.  It was powerful to experience and was yet another reminder of how beautiful it is to have a space like Oak Life where each of our stories can be embraced and loved as they are

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Stories

This Sunday we held our first of two "Stories Sundays" as we listened to a few folks from within our community share, something that has become a tradition for Oak Life.  It was powerful to experience and was yet another reminder of how beautiful it is to have a space like Oak Life where each of our stories can be embraced and loved as they are

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Trueish - Everyone has a Specific Calling

On Sunday we continued our conversation called True-ish where we're looking at various concepts you may have heard around the church but that might not totally be right.  This week we explored the idea of calling, some of the misconceptions around the concept, and considered some ways for us to discern how we might each be invited to reflect God's love to the world in our own way.  As we close out our True-ish theme this week, our hope is that we'll continue to wrestle together in ways that draws us nearer to God's love.  Wherever you're at on your journey, we hope we can travel together.  Like always there are lots of things going on in our community beyond Sundays, so be sure to read below:

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Trueish - God Said It!

True-ish is our current series of discussions where we look at various concepts you may have heard around the church but that might not totally be right.  This week we explored the saying "God/Bible said it, I believe it, that settles it" and considered together the ways it's problematic and not exactly practical. We also considered what might be a more true statement.

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Trueish - God Won't Give You More than You Can Handle

True-ish is our current series of discussions where we look at various concepts you may have heard around the church but that might not totally be right.  This week we explored the saying "God won't give you more than you can handle" and considered together the ways it's problematic and not exactly Biblical before being challenged to judge less and love more

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Trueish - Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?

This Sunday we started a new conversation called True-ish where we're looking at various concepts you may have heard around the church but that might not totally be right.  This week we explored the saying "love the sinner, hate the sin" and considered together the ways it's problematic and not exactly Biblical before being challenged to judge less and love more.

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