Cathedral Commons

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Cathedral Commons – Winter 2018

Join us on Wednesday evenings for food, fellowship, and faith formation. This family-friendly weekly offering is designed to make space for community gathering and spiritual growth during the week. There are opportunities for children, youth and adults.

6-7 p.m.  Catered dinner in Bloedel Hall (Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20)
6:45-8:15 p.m.  Adult Faith Formation Opportunity (In Bloedel Hall unless otherwise noted)

Video and resources from past forums are available on the Cathedral Commons – Video & Resources page.


January 3 – No Commons

January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7
The Wisdom School Presents: Storytelling as Social Conscience, facilitated by Bob Chapman
Our bodies and identities are socially and culturally constructed. We are gendered, racialized, sexualized, politicized, represented, colonized, contained, controlled, and inscribed. As a result of the relationship between our lived experiences and our social actions, we may be both shaped by and resist social and cultural constructions. Participants will develop an autobiography of self (e.g., a poem, collage, song, etc.) in C. Wright Mills’ sense of connecting “private troubles” with “public issues.” That is to recognize that your identity is a reflection of (and perhaps a resistance to) society, culture, and politics, all of which have, to a certain extent, shaped our experiences. More information and background reading for this series may be found on the “Resources” page.

February 14
No Commons: Ash Wednesday

February 21
No Commons

February 28, March 7, 14, and 21
Wisdom Remixed: Reclaiming Spiritual Truth of Wisdom Literature, with Dean Thomason, The Rev. Jennifer Daugherty, and The Rev. Nancy Ross
The seasons of our lives change. We read these ancient texts, trusting that they contain deep wisdom about God, about life, and the world in which we live. What does it mean to lament in our modern times? How do we find our way when spiritually disoriented? Can we rediscover God’s justice as an essential thread in our spiritual journey? Drawing on the reflections of Walter Brueggemann and others, we will engage these texts with special intention in our Lenten journey and beyond.

March 28
Tenebrae–Service for Wednesday in Holy Week