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Advent – Those Who Dream

Join us Sunday morning to center, contemplate, and share communion.ALL are welcome to join us.The holiday’s are in pretty officially in full swing and in the Christian tradition we are in what is known as the season of Advent. It’s a time to center ourselves and prepare spiritually/emotionally for Christmas. What does it look like […]

The Universal Christ

Join us as we use Richard Rohr’s book, The Universal Christ, as a resource for practice and discussion. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Richard Rohr offers a transformative view of Jesus Christ as God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them.” Jesus’s life declares that humanity has never […]

Family Movie Night – Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along

Join us at Evergreen Cemetery for a sing along viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Because you know you’ve always wanted to watch this movie in a cemetery! As a faith community we love hosting fun community events, so we’re partnering with our friends at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the Evergreen […]

The Enneagram: A Sacred Tool for Transformation

Join us to explore the ancient tool of the Enneagram. By digging into the nine personality types represented in the Enneagram we will discover more about our true and false selves as well as how we relate to one another and to the divine. We’ll also take time when we gather for centering prayer, sharing the practice […]

Atheism For Lent

As we approach the festival of Easter, we aim to experience something of what Jesus felt on the Cross. In his cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” God confesses the absence of God. During Lent, we will expose ourselves to some of the great atheist critics of religion, in order to […]

Gungor Acoustic Christmas Concert/Benefit

Missio Dei Community and United Presbyterian Church invite you to join us for an intimate acoustic Christmas concert with Michael and Lisa Gungor. It will be an evening with a mix of non-holiday Gungor originals, holiday classics, and holiday originals creating a unique and meaningful experience. Local artist, Kathleen Murray, will play a short set to open the […]

2016 Contemplative Retreat

“Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE.” –Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship   What: Join us for a weekend to slow down & breathe for a moment, to refresh our souls together, and to come away with a few […]

Kin-dom Ethics

It’s an election year. Tensions can be high and social issues are on the forefront of many of our minds for this and other reasons. Join us this fall when we gather for our communion gatherings, times when we discuss our faith journeys and learn together. We’ll tackle difficult issues and process how we view […]