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I’m Excited

 — from Pastor Steve

I’m excited to announce to you that on Sunday February 11, we will have the Los Altos Morning Glory Choir with us for both the 9AM and the 10:30 service. They will be singing with our choir. Don’t miss this great group of people. Over the last several years, the Los Altos UMC have been wonderful supporters and partners in our Neighborhood Ministry. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and enjoy this great choir. 


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The Great Spiritual Migration

I recently read a book by a pastor and theologian named Brian McLaren. The book is titled: “The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way To Be Christian. McLaren is a good writer and he argues persuasively that Christianity must migrate or shift in three important ways:
1. From a System of Beliefs to a Way of Life;
2. From a Violent God of Domination to a Nonviolent God of Liberation;
3. From Organized Religion to Organizing Religion.
This book articulated a number of things that I have been thinking about for a while. It is fun to find a book that helps you clarify your own thinking.
 
Karla and I will be offering a discussion group on the ideas in this book during the month of March in both Salinas and Hollister. We will do four Thursday nights in Salinas from 6 to 7:30. They will be soup suppers with a DVD presentation from Brian McLaren, scripture reflections, and discussion of some of the important ideas in the book. 
 
You will have the opportunity to purchase the book and/or a study guide which is a summary version of the book. If you would like to sign up to attend, email me at stevejlundin@gmail.com  I would love to discuss the ideas in this book for you. It will be a good spiritual exercise during the season of Lent. 



Pastor Steve Lundin