Reflections on Living School
This summer, our Lead Pastor, Rev. April Blaine, began a 2-year continuing education program called the Living School. Sponsored through the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Living School gathers 150 students from around the globe for an intensive period of study in the Christian contemplative tradition. Pastor April will spend 2 weeks a year in New Mexico, studying and learning with her fellow students and professors, Fr. Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and James Finley. The remainder of the program takes place through online readings, videos, and personal prayer practice.
God Loves You… No Matter What. We say it every Sunday as the heartbeat of our faith at Hilliard UMC. And yet, it is so hard to live this out. Receiving God’s love asks us to be open and receptive, which challenges all the ways we want to be self-sufficient and live life on our own terms.