Sunday Speakers and Topics


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THEME FOR 2024: A GRAND RISING

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January 2024 – A Grand Rising
Recommended Reading: The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves by Shawn Ginwright

January 7 – Rev. Russ Legear, “It’s a New Dawn”
January 14 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “It’s a New Day”
January 21 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “It’s a New Life”
January 28 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Feeling Good”

February 2024 – Divine Discomfort
February 4 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Lessons in Uncomfortability”
February 11 – Georgia Prescott, “Where Comfort Ends, Transformation Begins”
February 18 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Pain Pushes Until Vision Pulls”
February 25 – Rev. Russ, “Discomfort is the Least of Our Concerns”

March 2024 – That’s How We’ve Never Done It
Recommended Reading: To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue

March 3 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “It’s a Brand New Baby Day”
March 10 – Rev. Tara Steele, “Up Until Now…”
March 17 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Tell Me Something Good”
March 24 – Rev. Russ Legear, “New… Now… What’s Next?”
March 31 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Don’t Go Back to Sleep”

April 2024 – Giant Gentleness
Recommended Reading: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

April 7 – Rev. Russ Legear, “Your Gentleness is Showing”
April 14 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “The Other in Love”
April 21 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Taking It to the Streets”
April 28 – Rev. Rasheryl McCreary, “Gentle Cosmic-ness”

May 2024 – From Good to Great to Grand
Recommended Reading: The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy by Karen Walrond

May 5 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “The Inner Landscape”
May 12 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “The Value Led Life”
May 19 – Rev. Russ Legear, “The Steps We Take”
May 26 – Rev. D. Jacquelyn Edwards, “The Power of Vision”

June 2024 – Holy Boldness
Recommended Reading: Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

June 2 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Sacred Audacity”
June 9 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Fired Up!”
June 16 – Rev. Russ Legear, “Unbounded & Unstoppable”
June 23 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Higher Heights”
June 30 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Colorful to the Core”

July 2024 – Practice Makes Imperfect
Recommended Reading:
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
July 7 – Rev. Russ Legear, “What if Perfection Isn’t the Goal?”
July 14 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Leaning into Imperfection”
July 21 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Imperfect Practices”
July 28 – Rev. Tara Steele, “Perfectly Imperfect, an Expansive Experience”

August 2024 – Unstatus Quo
Recommended Reading: Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters by Robert Augustus Masters

August 4 – Rev. Russ Legear, “The Impact of “Othering”
August 11 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Trauma 101”
August 18 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby”
August 25 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “The Truth About Wholeness and Disability”

September 2024 – Pieces into Peace
Recommended Reading: Ernest at Asilomar: Lectures and Classes from the 1950s by Ernest Holmes and Mark Gilbert

September 1 – Rev. Joyce Duffala, “Rising from Pieces into Peace”
September 8 – Rev. Ruth Barnhart, “Waking Up to Oneness”
September 15 – Dr. Kim Kaiser, “Om Shanti Om”
September 22 – Rev. Russ Legear, “Imagine Peace”
September 29 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Putting the Peaces Together”

October 2024 – Power to the People
Recommended Reading: The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh

October 6 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Power Within”
October 13 – Rev. Russ Legear, “Personal Power”
October 20 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Power Together”
October 27 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Power to Create a Better World”

November 2024 – A Bun Dance
Recommended Reading: Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy by Pam Grout

November 3 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Life is Sweet, Let it Rise”
November 10 – Rev. Russ Legear, “More Buns to Share”
November 17 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Loaves and Fishes”
November 24 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Rise Up and Dance”

December 2024 – Sticking the Landing
Recommended Reading: Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

December 1 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Standing on Solid Air”
December 8 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Hearts Ablaze”
December 15 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “Flowing Ground”
December 22 – Dr. Edward Viljoen, “The Incredible Light of Being”
December 29 – Rev. Russ Legear, “Expanding at the Top”