This Sunday is the fifth Sunday of Lent. Perhaps this season you are experiencing weariness, both physically and spiritually. Consider this message of hope from Pastor Keeyon based on John 11:1-45: Just when you think there is no hope, resurrection is near. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
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Vision Sunday (Reconciliation)
17:48Reconciliation is a journey and invitation from God for a community to embody shalom in holistic ways that disrupt, re-shape and inform structures and everyday patterns of relating so that all people and creation may flourish. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
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28:55In the “grind culture” that is so prevalent among us, finding a balance of work and rest seems almost impossible to embody. This Sunday, we encourage you to listen to the podcast for a “re-launch” of a sermon on the spiritual practice of Sabbath (Rest) and to consider how you may embody the prompts to create a Sabbath rhythm in your weekly schedule. May we embrace God’s good gift of rest and replenishment that will sustain us, individually and communally. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
40:32Divine Reverberations expresses the power that each individual has to make an impact. We may nurture a plant or animal. We may develop science to improve our lives. We may radiate love to others or show gratitude for the small things that bring joy. Each of these acts, no matter how small, creates a ripple that carries through the universe. Artist, Christina Farrell, features two young people in the role of protectors of our future. The person on the left tends to a narrow-leafed milkweed – a plant that is endangered in Iowa and supports the life cycle of monarch butterflies. The person on the right holds a red-shouldered hawk, also endangered in Iowa. They each emit a radiant light to represent their unique spirit and the power of the divine that exists within each of us. This ancient spiritual imagery is paired with symbols of science (light, circuits, photons, etc.) to demonstrate how we can use our intellect to imagine new solutions. Community members contributed to the mural by adding a “galaxy” of images that represent special things that they care about. The community also added circles (symbols of interconnectedness and the divine) to the bottom section to represent the unity of the Wellington Heights neighborhood. Follow Christina at: www.christinafarellart.crevado.com and www.theoughlinearts.org --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
Stories Among Us - Jon Doerrfeld
31:52Jon Doerrfeld is a member of Wellington Heights Community Church's Leadership Team and Finance Team. Jon is actively engaged in many activities of the church and also serves on the Building and Grounds Team. Jon is married to Amy for the past 13 years and has lived in the Cedar Rapids area for most of his life. Jon works as a Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker Hedges and is also a licensed contractor. Jon is passionate about the Wellington Heights Neighborhood and seeks to be a part of God's shalom for the neighborhood through the people and the organizations present in the community. Jon volunteers with Hope Community Development Inc that works on dilapidated homes in the neighborhood, serves on the House of Hope Board of Directors which seeks to provide a place of peace and therapy to the area and is a member of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors' Public Relations Committee and its task force for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within its membership and the community it serves. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
Stories Among Us - Jenny Chadima
22:16Jenny Chadima is the founder of Radiantly Healthy Faith, a ministry that offers companionship to individuals on their journey of healing, wholeness, and intimacy with Christ through spiritual direction, coaching, and retreats. She has served in a variety of volunteer roles in various non-profit organizations within our community for more than a decade. Jenny currently volunteers with Fresh Start Ministries, a jail volunteer program that goes into the Linn County Correctional Center to provide bible studies and church services to those incarcerated. In addition, she offers her time as an adult mentor for the RISE program (Reintegration for Safety and Empowerment), which helps guide newly released incarcerated persons toward a bright future by connecting participants with resources and services post-release. She recently completed a 9-month internship at Wellington Heights Community Church for spiritual direction. She is also part of the board of directors for Mission of Hope. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
Stories Among Us - Tang & Kylie
13:34Tangray and Kylie, members of the Wellington Heights community, are residents and cherished neighbors who reside in close proximity to Wellington Heights Community Church (WHCC). With their long standing in the neighborhood, they have not only borne witness to the remarkable transformation of the WHCC building but have actively participated in its renovation. The impact of Tang and Kylie, alongside their family and the dedicated WHCC staff, has fostered a profound sense of camaraderie and mutual benefit within the community. Their rapport with Pastor Keeyon exemplifies this sentiment as they collectively narrate the tale of interdependence and shared prosperity. Their aspiration is to continue the creation of enduring neighborly connections and bonds they have forged. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support
22:01Consider creating space to engage with this Sunday’s episode on the Welcoming Prayer, which is a prayer practice originating from the contemplative Christian tradition. May this prayer practice guide us to be present with our experiences instead of resisting or escaping them. Together, let us open our hearts and mind to the power of the Welcoming Prayer and allow its wisdom to transform our relationship with life's inevitable ups and downs. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellingtonheightschurch/support