Our spiritual lives gain a distinct and palpable urgency when we are faced with loss, when we find ourselves wrestling with issues around ultimate meaning. Join us for this 4 week series as we struggle with those issues together.
Part 1: A Conversation with Nora McInerny
We are thrilled to welcome Nora to NewChurch LIVE! Known for speaking about life’s hardest moments, she offers insights that, as her recent TED talk noted, are “by turns heartbreaking and hilarious,” as she shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. “Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. ‘A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,’ she says. ‘They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.’”
Sunday March 1, 10:30am
Note: Nora’s talk will be available online for 2 weeks following the service.
Part 2: When the Storm Hits
What do we do in the immediate aftermath of loss? How do we sit in this time, when the immediacy of loss feels both debilitating and forever?
Sunday March 8, 10:30am
Part 3: In the Face of COVID-19/ The Coronavirus
90 days ago there was no such thing as “COVID-19.” Now the Coronavirus is radically impacting our lives.
Join us Sunday for a special NewChurch LIVE service as we look squarely at the disease and the accompanying unease (“dis-ease”). This is an important time for churches and others to offer comfort, service, and care as God gives us to see it.
Sunday March 15, 10:30am
Part 4: Straining for Meaning
Human beings, created as they are by God, strain towards finding meaning. Different than explanation, “meaning” is about context, perspective, and holding onto a bigger picture that we often only sense dimly. It is hard to move forward in life when we sense everything grinding to a halt around us, as with the current crisis around COVID 19. If we hold on to the fear, life can crash into meaninglessness.
So we close this series looking at that concept of “meaning” and how it connects to what the Bible calls “the most excellent way,” which is the way of love.
Sunday March 22, 10:30am