Present Tense Spirituality
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Present Tense Spirituality


"Spirituality is sensing what's important."

-Edwin Grant

" Spiritual living is not paint by numbers. Sometimes there are voices that make following the Way of Jesus sound like a clearly marked path, easy to follow and see where we are going. But here at SCUCC we admit that we are not too sure of anything but the next few steps. We are exploring where the Spirit is taking us and if we get a little lost at least we are lost together. This is like a painter first touching the blank canvas with the brush. We trust that the Spirit will make the art happen. We are excited by this kind of exploration and adventure. Join in discovering the Art of Spirit!"

-Rev. Doyle Burbank-Williams


“What we love about our community is that we help each other discover how faith works in the real world - in our everyday lives. People aren't stuffy or judgmental or narrow-minded. In fact, we're all pretty much a bunch of misfits searching for 'what's important' and weaving it into our path in exciting, creative ways. So leave your pretensions and presuppositions at the door, and join in the fun!”

-Dr. Eric Elnes


"God is as ancient as the dawn of creation, God is as current as our next breath. God’s purpose is fulfilled as we get close to God and as God is allowed to come to us. The Christian faith is not so much about explanations as it is about experience.”

-Rev. Katharine Harts


"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves."

-Victor Hugo


"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

-Helen Keller


"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."

-Pierre Corneille


"I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."

-Albert Schweitzer


"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence."

-Helen Keller


"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us."

-Dorothy Day