The ANEW UCC is hosting a public invited viewing of the documentary God Loves Uganda on May 4th, 2014. Please be watching for more information. Free will offering.
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held at 6:30pm. Please contact Kristi for location.
605-999-9361. Service will be communion and ashes.
Readings will highlight aspects of Evolutionary Christianity.
Last Sunday, the ANEW UCC gathering agreed to read Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong with the intention of cultivating more compassion in our lives and in our community. Our hope is that this intentional activity will ripple throughout all that we touch. We realize that compassion is not about faith statements or doctrines. Rather it is about building a better world for everyone even those we do not agree with. The Dalai Lama said this, “Love and compassion are what we must strive to cultivate in ourselves, extending their present boundaries all the way to limitlessness. Undiscriminating, spontaneous, unlimited love and compassion are possible even toward someone who has done harm to you–your enemy.” We all struggle with the pain of wrongdoings: our own and the ones given to us and in offering compassion, we do not mean we become targets of abuse; however, we do mean that we seek to offer compassion to all beings.
This Sunday Feb 9th, we will honor all faith traditions during worship. Through symbols, readings, words, and silence we will see how every tradition honors the most sacred act of compassion.
If you would like to join us on this intentional path, we invite you do to so. We gather Sunday mornings 10:00 am at Lifequest.
ANEW is collecting toiletries for Stepping Stones this ADVENT season. If you would like to participant, please contact Shelly Tupper.
ANEW will be caroling on Dec 18th.
ANEW will be having a Christmas Celebration Dec 22nd at 10:00am including worship and a potluck.
If you are tired of traditional ways of being ‘church,’ try ANEW!!! A real community of people trying to live authentically, lovingly, and joyfully while following the Jesus way.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
ANEW’s September Worship Meal will be held on October 2nd at 6:30pm. Bring a favorite dish to share. Vegetarian options will be available. Bring a friend or neighbor! Everyone is welcome. Contact us for more information.
Food, Family, Friends, Fellowship and exploring our sense of spirituality. Hope to see you there.
ANEW will enjoy another worship meal this Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Our last worship meal offered us a time to dialogue about our faith journeys, share in questions, communion and a common meal. These events might become a regular happening as we are enjoying them tremendously! ALL ARE WELCOME and FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED TO COME ALONG!
Sharing faith beyond the walls of traditional religion!
ANEW UCC will have a booth at Sioux Falls Pride on August 17th 11:-6:00pm. Stop on by and say “Hi!”
If individuals are willing to help set-up the Pride event, please come to McKennan Park in Sioux Falls sometime after 9:00am.
Come on over and show your support for equality!