Events

Events hosted by the Simple Church Alliance

Connect This Week!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Connect This Week!

Karla and I want to provide some opportunities for connection and conversation this week. We invite you to jump on zoom for an hour with other simple church folks.We will NOT have our Good Friday network gathering at the Prayer Room in Lexington, rather we will host communion together via Zoom. If you have never hosted communion with your family or household, this will be a great opportunity to do so! Here are a few thoughts on Friday’s meetup: 1. You can take part in this time at the dinner table or just wherever you find yourself. 2. There will be some songs shared, but we will not sing together on zoom. We’ll ask folks to mute their microphones for that part and...

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“Finding Church” Book Discussion April 22

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

“Finding Church” Book Discussion April 22

  “What if the church Jesus is building looks more like wildflowers strewn across an alpine meadow than a walled garden with manicured hedges?”   Finding Church Book Discussion Wednesday, April 22 / 7:30-9:00 PM EST Join us for this special online leadership gathering as we discuss the book “Finding Church” by Wayne Jacobsen.  At a time when many people are having their “church” experience upended, perhaps there is no better time to examine the questions and insights addressed in this book.  What does it look like for us to “find church” in our day? In my opinion, this is one of the more important books about “church” I’ve...

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Simple Church Network Gathering Online – Sat. Mar 28

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Simple Church Network Gathering Online – Sat. Mar 28

Saturday, March 28 9 AM to 10:30 AM Below are the instructions for Joining us on Zoom this coming Saturday!  We hope you can join us via your phone or computer for a brief time of encouragement with simple church leaders from around the region.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  We hope to see you Saturday on Zoom! Note:  If you have the zoom app on your phone you should be able to just click the link and join the meeting on Saturday.  You may choose to select the option to use your phone for the audio as that seems to work well on the phone.  The great thing about zoom is that it is very user friendly.  Also, on your computer, the link should guide you right...

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Zach Winters with Sylvie, Dana Vogel – POSTPONED

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Blog, Events, Music | 0 comments

Zach Winters with Sylvie, Dana Vogel – POSTPONED

  UPDATE:  THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  STAY TUNED AND WE WILL UPDATE FOLKS ABOUT A NEW DATE.  MEANWHILE, ENJOY ZACH’S MUSIC WHILE QUARANTINED! Earlier this year, I was excited to see that Zach Winters released a new album. I first heard of Zach Winters when I noticed a tweet from one of my favorite songwriters, Josh Garrels, giving a shout out to Zach Winters and the album Monarch.   I checked it out and immediately became a Zach Winters fan, as did Karla.  When his newest album, Love is a Garden, came out, I immediately purchased it and knew right from the first track, “Give Thanks,” that this album was a gift to me personally. Living in the...

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Good Friday Network Gathering

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Good Friday Network Gathering

We will host a Good Friday worship and reflection gathering at the Prayer Room on Broadway in Lexington KY on Good Friday (April 10) at 7 pm! This time will feature worship and easter reflections from various simple church friends from the region.  We hope you and your family can make plans to celebrate Easter with us during this special simple church network gathering.  Light refreshments will be available.  If you desire to participate by sharing a scripture reading, song, poem, please let us know or just come prepared to share.  This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family as we celebrate together!   Good Friday Celebration Gathering – Hosted...

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Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering

Friends! You are invited to come together with others in simple church families across the region for a special Christmas network gathering!  We will enjoy a meal, Christmas music, poetry, a reading of the Christmas story, and encouragement from one another! Sunday, December 15 10 am-Noon 3060 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington KY 40503 (Simple Church Office @ First Southern National Bank) Meal Please consider bringing a dish!   Like most simple church gatherings, this will be a potluck.  Drinks, napkins, plates and etc. will be provided. If you bring a dessert, please bring that in addition to another item. Music Would you like to contribute?  If so, drop us a line. ...

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Life Together: Leadership Gathering Nov. 16

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Life Together: Leadership Gathering Nov. 16

Simple church leaders and those interested in leading simple church communities… Rubin McClain and I want to invite you to a two-part discussion on the short book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Part one will cover the first two chapters of Bonhoeffer’s classic book on Christian community.  We will enjoy a light breakfast together and examine together what the Lord might say to simple/house/organic church leaders through Bonhoeffer’s experience with the Lord.   When? Where? Life Together: Part 1 – Saturday, November 16th from 9-10:30 am First Southern National Bank at 3060 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, KY 40503.   While not...

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Fall Network Gathering October 20 @ Raven Run

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Fall Network Gathering October 20 @ Raven Run

Sunday, October 20th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Simple Church Friends, I look forward to spending time together on October 20th!   A reunion is long overdue and your presence will make it special!  This will be a great time to connect new folks to simple church with others on a similar path!  Make plans for you and your simple church to join in a time of encouragement, worship, and refocusing.  I look forward to sharing some of my recent thoughts regarding simple church when we reconnect on the 20th!  * Bring a picnic lunch for you and your family. * Coffee will be provided. * We will gather rain or shine. * Enjoy meeting others in...

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Simple Church Conference – Register Today!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Simple Church Conference – Register Today!

————- REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT. 4th DESCRIPTION Connect with and learn alongside simple/house/organic church practitioners from around the region at this year’s simple church conference. We will take 24-hours to “Refocus” on what simple church is about.  More of a retreat than a “conference,” simple church leaders from the region will be facilitating times of encouragement as we look together into God’s Word, and enjoy meals at the Bluebird Cafe!  Come and be refreshed and encouraged by communion with friends and Christ!   This year we will be staying in the guest homes at the Wilderness Inn in...

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Simple Church Training – August 10

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Blog, Events | 1 comment

Simple Church Training – August 10

Starting in August, we are going to try and moving our monthly leadership times around a bit.  We will try a Saturday morning and perhaps adjust them from month to month.  We know there is never a perfect time for everyone, but we also know that many of you are not able to ever come on the “Wednesday Evening” time we held this time on in the past.  Please RSVP on Eventbrite!  See you on August  Date And Time Sat, August 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Add to Calendar Location First Southern National Bank 3060 Harrodsburg Road #100 Lexington, KY 40503 View Map   Anyone leading a simple/house/organic church or interested in leading such a group...

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