4 February 2018
Today we learned about forgiveness. We were watching a film documenting the hostilities between the Irish Catholics and Protestants. We were very fortunate to have one of our members, who just returned from Ireland last week (who studied abroad of these concepts). We had 23 people in attendance
11 February 2018
Today, eight Church member view a video on forgiveness and the medical impact of not forgiving. Discussed the Amish religion, Jew and holocaust, and some basic friendly acts of kindness we should be doing to others.
18 February 2018
This morning we watched a film by Thomas Moore of creating a forgiveness garden after the terrorism of 911. There was talk about forgiving ourselves. We need to have the opportunity to release this BURDEN that we place on ourselves. Film showed people on both sides of the issue, even with deceits body (and belongings) moved into a “fresh kill” dumping ground in New York. 8 people in attendance
25 February 2018
More talk about forgiveness where two parents shared forgiveness of the death of a son and for the shooter. Also, ;earned that for Buddhist you are only allowed to grieve for 40 days. Any longer you are holding the dead person from “moving on”. [12 people attended]. To share forgiveness you must forgive yourself first.
4 March 2018
Review of forgiveness
working through it
- make noise
- being native/outdoors/ will energise
- need to show mercy
- big issue….forgive yourself
11 February 2018
18 February 2018
theme: woman at the well
Who is invisable imn todays society:
- people in nursing homes
- people with disabilities
- service jobs
- church visitors
- person at a car repair shop
- you get more invisible as you get older
- migrant workers
- people who were in prison
We then “role played” about:
- waiting for an appointment
- a stranger coming on a bicycle to church
25 March 2018
(13 attendees) No meeting next week. (4/1/18)
15 min documentary
This documentary basically said that the Good News (Gospel) was a new way of life.
Had good discussion on Constitution VS Ten Commandments, military service, and service support
8 April 2018
Had 16 people for attendance. We discussed (or reviewed) Pastor Bobs sermon today. Some talking points are listed below:
- Why was there a locked room for the disciples?
- A personality test (Neograms) [?????]
- What was Thomas thinking?
- talk of transformation
- issues with March for Our Lives
Next week we will be view a movie about the Mirror of Privilege.
15 April 2018
[10 personnel in attendance]
We watched a film titled whiteness
basically with race – it’s one vs. another
22 April 2018
[this morning we had 12 people]
main issue: no sound from the DVD.
little review that whiteness is earned
there is an arrogance, but it’s also a privilege. Initially the original peope were the English, Scots, and Dutch.
We closed down, and the DVD will be addressed for next weeks study.
29 April 2018
[12 people in attendance (1 new participant) and yes
Same film about whiteness, and yes the DVD worked today.
This includes “being left out of the house”
Do we feel guilty of belonging to the white club?
For guilt we don’t invoke. We also must wake up to our responsibilities.
This also creates a culture wore between different interest.
Next week the talk is about the author Baldwin and a book “……….you negro”. It’s something like that.
6 May 2018
14 people attended
Film By Baldwin….”I’m not your negro”
Watching the DVD there a song:
“If you’re white…. you’re all right
If you’re brown….you’ll stay around
If your black…..you’ll get back”.
It was a good jingle of the film
13 May 2018
Film By Baldwin….”I’m not your negro” second part
12 people attending
I was surprised with the two different thought between MLK and Malcom X
Heard a jingle that the scriber will share:
If your white….its alright
If your brown…..you can stick around
If your black……get back
20 May 2018
Finished watching Baldwins film
11 people in attendance