“Seeing in the Dark” New Series for Advent-Christmas 2018!

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We’re delighted to announce new content for Advent inspired by Wendell Berry’s poem ” To Know the Dark.” Each service blends content from scripture and contemporary writings to help us adjust our sight and see in the dark. As we learn to see in new ways, we see new hope. This has always been the Gospel message. This holiday season we hope our new worship and devotional materials will be a source of enlightenment for you and those whom you serve. Keep awake — more info to come! Also, be sure to FOLLOW our FB page “Living Liturgies.” God Bless!

Mothers Day Prayer 2018

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O One of Many Names, this Mother’s Day we lean into Your Everlasting Arms.

We come as mothers and nurturing parents who need Your comfort and assurance that we are good enough for our children. Speak to our souls the encouraging messages we need.

We come as children of moms, living and dead, who host a range of emotions today – gratitude, sorrow, confusion, and hurt. Healing One, bless the tender places in our hearts.

We come as people who have not raised our own children but who have channeled our maternal forces into works of art and gardens, caring for neighbors and extended family, serving in classrooms and boardrooms. May we see our mother-selves as You see us.

We all come to You as Your adopted children, each precious beyond measure. Today, may we sense Your never-ending love for each of us and Your uplifting, righteous Mama-pride in each living being.  Amen.

Photo and Prayer: © 2018, Kathryn M Schreiber

Heart Care for Lent

Dear friends,

Does your heart need a little special care? Through Lent (February 14 to April 1, 2018) we’re posting a daily heart prayer on Facebook. Please join us: “In the Big Love Ministry” or “Living Liturgies.”

God bless your beautiful hearts.

In the Big Love,

Rev. Kathryn M. SchreiberIMG-5939

New! Women Series for Lent-Easter

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Hello Friends!

We’re delighted to offer this NEW series to be used anytime, especially during the Lent-Easter Season. There are nine services, each with scripted content, filled with the stories of dynamic women of faith. To order, please use the MENU and select:  Living Liturgies > Women Series 1: Lent-Easter.

We also offer a Questions of Race, Power and Privilege Series for Lent-Easter, an Ash Wednesday service which includes the writings of Hafez, and a Good Friday service of Light for Shadow Times.

God Bless You and Your’s. In the Big Love,

Rev. Kathryn

Welcome!

Hello Dear One,

For two decades I’ve been working with spiritual pilgrims and their shepherds as a soul friend, pastor, teacher and co-learner in this wondrous journey of life nourished by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and other sacred wisdom.

Soul Care: One-on-one sessions, in person or via Skype, are available for individuals who seek to strengthen their alignment with the Holy regardless of their spiritual tradition. My approach is simple: I create a “Tent of Meeting” where we listen for your soul’s own wisdom. Using techniques from classic spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, modern brain science, and ancient sacred teachings I accompany you as your soul friend – “anam cara” in Gaelic.

Living Liturgies: Our print and online materials — prayers, study guides, rituals — for personal devotion and public worship feature modern language, respect for all persons and a living dialogue with the Christian tradition. Please see the “Living Liturgies” tab and our “Living Liturgies” Facebook page for more information about free and subscription materials.

Coloring Sheets and Books: To the popular movement of adult coloring we enfold sacred practice. Many of our images reflect a dialogue with classic religious symbolism, all invite an open spirit and desire to slow down and listen to the inner self. Our images are also used in worship, including as bulletin covers, slides, and on-line promotions. Please see the “Coloring Sheets and Books” tab for more information about subscription materials.

Workshop and Retreat Leadership: Group learning provides opportunities to develop new skills during seasons of growth. I help your group locate a solid faith anchor while you explore new waters together. Please see the “Workshop and Retreat Leadership” tab for more information.

Minister and Consultant: I am a authorized, ordained minister of the United Church of Christ (Congregational) who is currently serving the First Congregational Church of Martinez, UCC in the San Francisco Bay Area of California part-time. I’m also available for specialized work with individuals and congregations with special needs, in accordance with ethical practices of your community.