Here is an update on our plans for SPA ~ Spiritual Practice Alternatives ~ as we move into June and start to think about the summer.
- Mindfulness Meditation will be taking its summer break after the June 16th gathering. While not as 'ideal' as gathering in person, it has been an interesting experience using Zoom videoconferencing for our practice. We are anticipating being able to resume our gatherings in the church when we reconvene in September; however, there has also been a strong interest in having the video option continue. As such, we will be looking at ways to offer meditation both in an online format as well as in person. We will start up again on September 15th. Details will follow in early September.
- On Our Faith Journey Discussion Group has elected to go through the summer as they find themselves immersed in a book study of "The Five Gospels". You are most welcome to join this diverse and open-minded group for some great summer pondering. They continue to use a video format for their meetings. Please let me know if you wish to be connected to their meetings and I will be pleased to do that.
- Gentle Yoga continues to be postponed during to current health considerations. We are hopeful that a return date in the fall will be possible. We will update you through this email group as soon as we have further information.
Our Board wishes to thank everyone for their ongoing generous support of the church during our 'online-only' ministry. It is truly humbling to see such love and support continue for Northwood during this challenging operational time.
We pray for a restorative and restful summer for everyone as we are invited to take in the gift of sabbath during the glorious summer months.