St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church


The 9am Forum

The 9am Forum

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: South Parish Hall, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA US 92064

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Embracing a Life of Meaning - 5-Part Epiphany Forum Series

Although our consumer culture tells us that the key to happiness is the pleasure we experiences from vacations, larger homes and bigger and better things, study after study confirms that what’s really behind lasting happiness and fulfilling lives, is not pleasure, but meaning. Join us through the season of Epiphany as best-selling author and poet Kathleen Norris guides us in a 5-week DVD series exploring "what matters most” hosted by the Rev. Chris Harris.

Belief Matters: Why does belief matter? To what do we give our hearts? What is the core message of what we believe—creeds or commitment? To what extent is to believe also "to belove"?

The Bible Matters: The Bible is our collective story. How is that story reflected in our daily lives? What is it about the Bible that always seems to address our present moment?

Community Matters: In community, individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance. What is our part in the Body of Christ?

Place Matters: In what ways is faith set within the physical space of home, church, land and people?

We Matter: What it means to remain in God's image and to counter our selfishness by embracing the world and its needs?

KATHLEEN NORRIS is an award-winning poet, writer and author of four New York Times bestseller. Her work is intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny and often provocative.


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