"Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved" Book Discussion

Share a meal. Share your thoughts. Share your experiences.

Join Abbey Way-ers for a discussion on Kate Bowler's eloquent memoir entitled "Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved."

Dates: September 12 & 26; October 10 & 24; November 7

Time: 6-8:30 PM

Place: Haacks

You will be asked to contribute a food item for our shared meal and well as be prepared to dialogue with others each time we meet. 

Take a look at your calendar and be sure to ink in all dates because you won't want to miss a night.

Read the first three chapters before we begin on September 12.

This is an adult only discussion group. 

RSVP to Pastor Jan.

Covenant Bible Experience on the Poets


Join us this Fall for an eight week Covenant Bible Experience as we study the art of wise living and heartfelt worship from the Poets: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations. Throughout the ages, God speaks and we respond. Together let's anchor our hearts in God's living Word for 40 days as we listen for God to speak and, like the Poets, learn to respond. 

When & Where: Tuesday Evenings, September 25th-November 13th, 7:00-8:30pm @ Van Norman's Home (Columbia Heights)

Poets book without chapter and verse breaks may be purchased here for $13.50 (try it!). Using your own Bible works too. Free daily audio readings are also available. This CBE group will be led by Pastor Laura. Please email her by September 16 if you'd like to participate in this eight week small group.

Supporting materials are available on the Immerse Poets' website.

Life is Breath

www.JohnAugustSwanson.com - copyright 1989 by John August Swanson

Beginning this fall, our sermon series we will focus on texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes. This series will help to challenge our thinking and deepen our understanding of who we are to be and how we are to live.

Art from www.JohnAugustSwanson.com - copyright 1989 by John August Swanson

Soul Language Gallery

Parent/Child, Explorer/Seeker, Dancer/Singer Images

We would like to hear what you are learning this summer about your own spiritual language of soul. The way we would like to do that is to assemble a gallery of images and videos to post here on Abbey Way's website. Much like the review we did together with Pastor Laura on the first Sunday in July, think about the images (serious and playful) that have come present to you in our study together.

Here are some questions for you to consider...

  1. What's one word / image you would use to describe yourself as God's child? 
  2. What's one word  / image God would use to describe you as his child?
  3. What's one word / image you would use to describe yourself as God's explorer or seeker?  
  4. What's one word / image God would use to describe you as his explorer/seeker? 
  5. What's one song / dance you that describes your relationship to God right now? 
  6. What's one word / image (or song or dance) do you think God would use to describe you as his singer or dancer?

You don't have to answer them all. One will do. (Two would be awesome!) Send your image, video link or description of images to info@abbeyway.org

Here are three to get you started...


Isn't this fun?