All Public (in person) Gathings will be closed until Further Notice

As of Friday 10:30pm March 20, 2020, in a desire to keep everyone safe and healthy in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have cancelled all public (in person) gatherings.  But the Spiritual Gym does not reside in a physical space, its a way of life, so will be offering a live stream of our Sunday Morning service on our website starting at 10:30am each and every Sunday.  For more information see below

 

Coronavirus UpdateWatch our Live Stream each Sunday at 10:30am

We know that not everyone fits traditional church. Hell, most of us don’t fit traditional church. But most of us also want spirituality in our lives. Friends Church can help you find your unique spiritual journey: a journey that will not only connect you to something More but will change your entire life (and hopefully your entire world) …for the better.

 

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Apocalypse: Learning from Those Who Navigated New Normals

Within what feels like only days, our culture and society, workplaces and home life…they’ve all been turned upside down.  So much of what we once did to maintain our emotional, physical, mental, financial, and spiritual well-being has become extremely restricted.  Whether we like it or not, a new normal is being forged.  A new way of living and interacting.  If we’re not careful and intentional – the new normal will be lead to a drastically darker world.  But it doesn’t have to.

Now is the time to re-imagine, to be creative, and to make the best of our new and different world. Don’t worry!  As humans, we’ve been here before. Our ancestors reinvented their lives again and again when chaos hit them.

Roll up your sleeves and let’s figure out a new way forward…together!

 

Series Starts April 5th

The Trouble with Love: the hidden system within us that shapes how we love

Back by popular demand. We’ve probably never had a series that elicited as many requests to do more, to go deeper, as this one. And so we are doing Part 2 of our Know Thyself: Striving for a Healthy View of Sexuality series.

Sexuality is a complex issue at the best of times, but right now it seems like our culture is dying to find a healthy view of sexuality. We’ve seen many examples in the media of sexuality used to hurt others: sex abuse, sex misunderstood, sex at the expense of others, sex as business (porn). You name it, our views of sexuality seems to have been touched by it.

Add to this a diverse population of people, and sexuality, and sexual history (both culturally and personally) and conflicting messages about what sexuality even is and what is healthy sexuality, it makes sense that healthy sexuality is one of the most troubling issues in culture right now. Never mind when it touches spirituality…

So we wanted to keep thinking deeply about sexuality. Not because we have the answers, from the first time we did this series it just seemed to show us how deep the rabbit hole is. But ignoring these questions hasn’t seemed to work.

What is healthy sexuality? How has the history of traditional religion impacted our views of sexuality? Where has culture taught us unhealthy views of sexuality? Has abstinence culture prevalent in traditional religious organizations been robust in their teachings around the physical aspects of pleasure? What can we learn from the current mainstream porn industry?

This discussion will be aimed at everyone from teenagers and up. Nothing X rated. But we won’t ignore the relevant topics that we feel need to be explored in order to grow and be healthy sexual human beings.

Unless you are a hermit or committed to celibacy in all parts of your life, this is something worth thinking about!! (P.S. this isn’t a topic only for those in relationship, we see sexuality and pleasure as larger topics than that)

Series Runs Mar 15-29.

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