Yo! Welcome to Bar Church's events page. If ya made it this far we can only assume you're at least curious. For obvious reasons, we'll be meeting virtually the time being. We'll take the last Sunday of each month off and adjust the schedule for football. No...that's not a joke. We really will.
What Does Virtual Church Look Like You Ask?
So glad you did...We meet over Zoom. We get it...maybe you're zoomed out. We still think it's nice to see people's faces and hear their voices. You are welcome to turn off your cam and mute yourself — Lord knows lots of us should more often!
What Do We Do?
°Share some readings
°Offer a short reflection and encouragement — sometimes we include a challenge for the week
°Someone who sings nice plays us some songs sprinkled throughout the time
°Provide a time for people to write down a prayer, thought, ask in the chat if they'd like — you can do so anonymously. Sometimes just writing a concern or anxiety can help diminish how it affects you.
°Done in under an hour
What's The Goal?
°Provide a space to slow down, catch your breath, and intentionally practice contemplation
°Be encouraged and challenged to make healthy changes that help you navigate whatever you uniquely have going on
°Look around and see other humans — all navigating similar challenges. Life is hard. It just is. If it doesn't feel like it today, it might tomorrow. It's less hard when you have people around you and with you in it. Even virtually.
°Provide a proverbial "checkpoint". A time where you know each week you'll stop, check in on your own well being and take care of yourself. Even for a short time.
Not Really Into Church?
Totally get it. Some questions for ya though:
°Do you feel refreshed often?
°Are you anxious lately?
°Do you have regular habits that help with both?
°What do you default to when you're in a funk?
Maybe you already have great solutions to those! Most of us don't so we need habits and people around to help us out. Our deep hope is that our time together Sundays helps with that. The world needs you to take care of yourself. And healthy people, help people.
We'd love to have you hang with us. It might not be your thing. And that's ok. We'll be here either way.
About The Host: Bar Church is a church aspiring to create a safe place for people of all backgrounds to explore spirituality through the lens of Jesus while actively working together to tangibly make the world a better place.
Website Link: http://www.barchurch.com