Adult Programs

 

Voice in Silence

Meets on Sundays from 9:15 to 9:45 am

Want a little quiet time before “church” or even instead of it?

Meet others in the Harmony Room for inspiration, contemplation, and meditation. Participants comment that they find the quiet nurturing, rejuvenating and filled with compassionate energy.

All are welcome.

Pathways to Awareness

Dances of Universal Peace

3rd Saturday of Every Month
7:00 to 9:00 am

Dances of Universal Peace are meditative, spiritual practices using the mantras of all world religions — including Sufi, Hebrew, Buddhist, Native, and Christian — to promote peace.

Come open yourself to the Silence with gentle body movements. No experience is necessary. The dances are simple and are taught each time.

More information about the Dances of Universal Peace…

Book Groups

Women’s Book Group

Everyone is welcome. Here is the tentative schedule of upcoming books and the locations where we’ll be meeting.

Each hostess will suggest a theme for a light lunch, and participants are invited to provide complementary additions.

Please consider joining us for lively discussion at any of our sessions.

Contact Bev Staaden for full details. 

Saturday Bible Study Book Group

This group meets weekly, on Saturdays at 10:00 am. The group spends time reading a given book at a rate of about one chapter per week.

The group is currently reading:

The Lotus and the Rose
by Rev. Matthew Fox & Lama Tsomo

Please consider joining us for lively discussion at any of our sessions.

Sound Spirit Initiative

The mission of Sound Spirit is to awaken and nurture the deepest yearnings of the human spirit through events, classes and conversations in a supportive community.

The Sound Spirit initiative seeks to support individual exploration of spirituality and what it means.

Sound Spirit is located at the Suquamish UCC, in the town of Suquamish in the north Kitsap Peninsula of Puget Sound.

Bible Study Classes with the Pastor

TBA

Did you know:

  • There are two creation stories in the Bible?
  • A woman was the first to name God in the Bible?
  • There is a talking donkey in the Bible?
  • Jesus had brothers and sisters?
  • Paul had placed women as well as men in charge of churches?
  • When you think of the Ark that Noah built, how did the animals enter? 2×2 or 7 pairs of clean and 2 pairs of unclean?
  • Who wrote the Bible? When was it written? Why was it written?
  • Do we have to read the Bible literally or can read it as metaphor?

These are just a few of the items we cover and learn in our Bible studies here at Suquamish UCC.

Our Bible studies are opportunities to explore the culture, time, and life events of the people and authors who wrote the 66 books in what we call the Bible. Classes last an hour and we explore one chapter at a time. Comparing different translations, interpretations, possible meanings, and experiences of the text that we are studying. In the study of the Bible we look at what the possible original meaning/s might be and we openly discuss all questions and statements the people bring to the conversation.

We also include Christian Gnostic writings in our study and conversation such as The Gospels of Thomas, Mary and Judas Iscariot.

These classes are open to all who are curious and want to explore the Bible. We encourage people to bring the version of the Bible they enjoy reading. These classes are meant to combine critical thinking, spiritual growth, and community building. At the moment, we meet on Mondays at 1pm at the church.