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Rev Dr Durrell Watkins
“You don’t have to call it God or Jesus. That’s religious humbug to a lot of people, but you’ve got to believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day…” Jack LaLanne
It is only insecurity that causes us to hide behind the creeds, vocabularies, sacraments, and sacred texts of religion. Of course, these things can offer us hope and comfort, but they shouldn’t be used as weapons against those who don’t value our symbols or belong to our religious group. I’ve heard Christians accuse other Christians of not being Christian, as if only Christians are good people and the accusing Christians get to somehow decide who is and isn’t really “in the club.” All of that cheapens our religion and exposes our deep fear that we aren’t really good enough. Once we realize that Spirit is the substance of ALL life then we will release any sense of not being good enough.
We are all expressions of divine Life, and so it is that in Truth, we are each good enough.
As announced in worship, by Rev Dr Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister, once the Match is reached, 10% of everything about the Match will be donated to Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, in Charleston, SC. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is the oldest AME church in the south. It is referred to as “Mother Emanuel”. Emanuel has one of the largest and oldest black congregations south of Baltimore, Maryland.
What It Means to be Christian
Marcus J. Borg: Convictions: A manifesto for progressive Christians
Join us each Sunday in July and August to learn more about the Christian faith in both its original contexts and contemporary applications. Based on topics covered in Marcus Borg’s book, Convictions: a manifesto for Progressive Christians, this series will offer a soul-enriching, faith building, life expanding experience as we explore the following topics:
July 5th: The Journey of Faith
July 12th: God is…
July 19th: Salvation is…
July 26th: Scriptural Truths
August 2nd: Why Golgotha Matters
August 9th: Biblical Challenges to the Status Quo
August 16th: Divine Justice-Love
August 23rd: Christianity is a Peace Movement
August 30th: Divine Love in Action
Make plans to worship at Sunshine Cathedral throughout July and August and invite your friends to join you in exploring “What It Means to be Christian.”
Summertime Scholars – Queering the Torah
Beginning on Wednesday, July 15th at 7 pm and continuing for 6 weeks, Rev Anne Atwell will lead a study of the Torah also known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses. The cost of the course is $30.
For more information and to RSVP please click here to contact: Rev Anne Atwell, Minister of Connections
Come out and enjoy any meal on Wednesday, July 17th, at the CPK located at 2301 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.
Remember to take your CPK flier.
For the Sunshine Cathedral Group Dining experience please contact Rev. Anne at 954-462-2004 ext. 208 or by email for more information and to RSVP please click here to contact: Rev Anne Atwell, Minister of Connections