Ashfield Churches Together Spiritual Resources
An important priority for both churches in Ashfield is deepening our commitment to community partnership and shared ministries. During this unprecedented time, when in-person spiritual programming and unity worship services are not feasible, the members of the Ashfield Churches Together (ACT) working group would like to invite our communities to collaborate and share common Spiritual Resources that members in both congregations can turn to for nourishment and support. It is our hope that this will also provide guidance to individuals and small groups to share prayer, to hold spiritual reading and discussion over Zoom to ensure our congregations are staying connected in this time.
· Busted Halo: Praying with Your Eyes: How To Get Started With Visio Divina (Vicki)
· Center for Contemplation and Action: Wisdom in the Times of Crisis (Vicki)
· Christianity Today: 20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic
Sermons & Articles
· The Christian Century: The Shape of Liturgy When Everything Is Changing
· The Christian Century: Virtual Worship Has Become the People’s Work
· The Episcopal Church: Concerning COVID-19
· Harvard Divinity School: Spiritual Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
· Netflix: A Serious Man (Pastor David)
· Amazon Video: A Five Star Life (Vicki)
· Episcopal Relief & Development: COVID Response Fund
Continuing to “Walk the Path with Muriel”
· “Comprehending Corn” in Where is This Music Coming From? by Mariel Kinsey. Gather 4-5 people on Zoom or conference call to share personal reflections on this piece (Pastor David)
· Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. Thurman’s theology made a deep impression on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It has been said one can not imagine Dr. King without someone like Howard Thurman preceding him. An important early contribution to the development of liberation theology in North America. (Pastor David)
· Truth & Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age by Walter Brueggemann. Walter’s biblical scholarship is renowned. Here he examines the place of the Church set against the empire, the rise of American exceptionalism and the impact of “military consumerism.” He emphasizes the prophetic role of the Church in rejecting the misuse of the Gospel for that which is no of God. (Vicki)
Minister's Office Hours
Thursdays and Fridays
late afternoon - early evenings
Connect in person or by Zoom or phone.
Rev. David Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
904-868-9641 to set up a time.
429 Main Street * PO Box 519 * Ashfield MA 01330