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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Session 7, 8 & 9

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Station VII Jesus Carries the Cross Station VIII Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross Mark 15:21, Matthew 27:32, Luke 23:26 Just Another Day It started out like just any other day. Simon awoke early, the country air brisk, yet fresh with the spring's new-mown hay. Birds...

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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Session 5 & 6

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Station V: Jesus Is Judged by PilateMatthew 27:1-2. 11-26 Huberto Maestas. San Luis, Colorado.Photo Credit: Val Purswell   Station VI: Jesus Is ScourgedMathew 27:27-31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcEFTRmnowwYo Yo Ma - Healing Our CityYo Yo Ma performs at Boston's Interfaith Prayer...

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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Session 3 and 4

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A Creative Look at the Cross Journey Station III: Jesus is Condemned by the SanhedrinBlasphemy! Station IV: Peter denies Christ Peter sleeps in the Garden of Gethsemane, awakes, strikes, cuts off a temple guard's ear. He seeks to stop Jesus' journey to the cross. Instead, Peter lingers...

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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Session 2

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A Creative Look at the Cross Journey GTW class Station II: Judas Betrayed Jesus  Peter, James and John fail Jesus during a time of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Blood seeps from Jesus’ pores, his duress apparent - yet the three disciples fall asleep again and again. And then...

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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey

Posted by Laura Mueller on

From GTW's A Creative Look at the Cross Journey Class    Station I (Above): Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane I am trying to capture the big Olive tree I remember in the Garden of Gethsemane. -Anon. Afraid to feel, but feel I must. No sacrifice without pain. -Ellen S.   Christ...

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The Difference GTW Makes

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Growing Together Wednesdays offers something for anyone hoping to grow in their faith. Whether that is an introduction to new ideas or a chance to hone the skills you already have, there's a lot you can learn. One participant in GTW Spring 2018 shared this thank-you with her class...

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A Journey Into Narrative

Posted by Matt Fox on

I have always been drawn to stories—particularly the way stories come alive in film. To this day, I can easily recall vivid memories of a number of different films I saw for the first time. I remember the way they made me feel and how they stirred an emotional response, and I’m not...

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Tags: discipleship, faith, film, gtw, literature

Growing Together Wednesday Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

On Wednesday, February 21, during our GTW fellowship dinner, we celebrated Black History Month with a presentation from Christine Weems and Joyce Juarez. Here are some photos from the evening.

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