First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Coffeehouse Worship

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:30 - 10:30 am

"Living the Creative Life with God:  Resting in Gratitude" Led by Rev. Julie Kline. Play and effortlessness are an intricate part of the creative process but these elements are often overlooked and taken for granted. In the story of creation, God rested. And this was very “good” as well! Staying too focused on deadlines and how every moment can be “productive” robs us of an important feature of what it means to be humans made in the image of God: rhythm. Pushing through is non-sustainable, and creativity suffers if we constantly labor. Celebration is necessary along the journey. God’s creativity is ongoing. So while the story said God was “finished” and then rested, really it was simply a pause to reflect, to observe, and to celebrate. Then God continued God’s creative work among us and with us. This is always a family friendly worship. Children are welcome to stay throughout the worship and engage with the sacred. Come, as we gather in Wesley Hall around tables of fellowship, building a spirit of community that is ready to be engaged.

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