FILC's Virtual Choir Cantata performance of Buxtehude's 'In Dulci Jublio' - Enjoy!
We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Together, in our diversity, we seek to embrace the love of God and welcome ALL people in Christ Jesus.
Upcoming Zoom gatherings...
New Forum book study - Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry
Saturdays, 10-11 AM
Join us discuss 1-2 chapters per week of an inspirational and enlightening book by the first African American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Books are provided through an FILC endowment grant. To order your free copy sent directly to your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us Saturdays at 10 AM via this Zoom Link. For Feb 27: Chapters 1 & 2
Book Synopsis: “Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.” Much of the world met Bishop Michael Curry when he delivered his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. As the descendant of slaves and son of a civil rights activist, Bishop Curry’s faith, ancestry, and personal journey illuminate both America’s path to the present and a way forward. The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity.
Movie Group Wed 3/3 at 7 pm
A Portland sports documentary: The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Enjoy an entertaining documentary about a chapter in Portland sports history. Summary: The colorful true story of the Portland Mavericks, a scrappy, independent baseball team of underdogs. In 1973, baseball lover and actor Bing Russell, father of Kurt Russell, starts an independent triple-A team in Portland consisting of outcasts and misfits, and turns them into an unlikely overnight success. The footage builds in such a way that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the enthusiasm of this bunch of unruly players defying conventions. View movie trailer here. Watch the movie on your own (free on Netflix) then sign into Zoom at 7 PM on Wednesday 3/3 to discuss—Zoom link here.
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