First Meeting of 2020

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March 11th at 7 pm at the church Springtime is coming and that means that you have a new opportunity to join the Awaken Garden Collective this year. This garden (beside the church) is a place where Bownesians and Awakeners come together to … Read More

Engaging Lent as a Community

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“Lent heralds the affirmation that death will not have the last word because the very soil from which life springs consists of redeemed death.” – Steve Bell We have begun our Lenten season, may we seek and not shy away … Read More

Philippians 1:27-30

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Jesus is Lord. Paul urges his friends to live as citizens of God’s kingdom. Having set his circumstance as a paradigm to be emulated by the Philippian church, Paul transitions his letter towards exhortation. He urges the church to stand … Read More

Philippians 18b-26

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“Even though he throws himself with abandon into life in the present, the entire orientation of his life is towards the (absolutely certain) future. Indeed, it is this orientation that explains his singularly focused life in the present (‘for me … Read More

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