HOUSE OF SHADOWS

As we observe the Christian seasons—Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost—we will focus on discovering Jesus in the Old Testament. House of Shadows includes Sunday worship services, sacred gatherings, and contemplative workshops. By using the narrative of a mysterious journey through a house as an allegory for reading and understanding the Old Testament, participants will be excited to explore Scripture as they search for Jesus on every page.

These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
Colossians 2:17

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The Study

"Heat. Light. All of these stories. Beginnings and endings; moments of love and triumph; adventure and wonder. I don’t even know where to begin."
-Niles

 

SHADOWS OF ONE TO COME

I

The Promised Offspring
an advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 1, at 9:15 & 11 AM

II

The One Who Would Bless All Nations
an advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 8, at 9:15 & 11 AM

III

The Coming King
an advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 15, at 9:15 & 11 AM

IV

The Coming Creator
an advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 22, at 9:15 & 11 AM

 

DEPARTURE STORIES

A contemplative workshop is a quiet, intimate, and informal gathering focused on spiritual disciplines and practices. In Departure Stories we’ll discover how some of the faithful in the Old Testament, by obediently leaving what was familiar, were shadows of Jesus, who would leave His heavenly home to fulfill the greatest mission of all. We’ll explore this through the spiritual practice of Scripture copying and journaling. Hot cocoa and fireside conversation are provided. All workshop dates are the same format and have a maximum capacity of six.

 

 

The Hall

The hallway is dark. I'll light a few candles on my way out. By the time you finish reading there will be plenty of light to help you find your way.

 

 

- Ember

 


 

 

THE ARRIVAL

The Coming Lamb

a Christmas worship service

Tuesday, December 24 at 3, 4:30, or 8 PM

The HallIncludes a self-guided immersive experience of "The Hall" in the Kids ROCC lobby.

 

 

KEY RING

This contemplative workshop is an informal gathering focused on spiritual disciplines and practices held via Facebook live. In Key Ring we’ll discuss ways that we can set spiritual priorities for the new year. It will be held on Tuesday, December 31 at 11AM. If you're unable to participate live, the recording will remain on our Facebook page.

 

Riddle Room

"Here you do not ask questions—you learn to answer them."
-Fabian

 

EPIPHANY WORSHIP

a sacred gathering to seek wisdom

Tuesday, January 7, at 6:30PM

At this Epiphany worship gathering we will explore how the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon was a foreshadowing of the Wise Men's visit to Jesus. 

 

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE

A contemplative workshop is a quiet, intimate, and informal gathering focused on spiritual disciplines and practices. During The Spiral Staircase we’ll explore the spiritual practice of Biblical meditation. Biblical meditation is pondering the words of Scripture with a receptive heart, trusting the Holy Spirit to work in you through those words. This practice can help us to know God more deeply.

 

The Cellar

"Can you hear me?"
-Whisper

 

OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND

a sacred gathering to seek patience in the midst of adversity

Wednesday, February 26, at 12:15PM

At this Ash Wednesday worship gathering we will explore how discovering Jesus in the Book of Job can provide assurance and comfort to those who are struggling in difficult circumstances. Childcare is available.

 

THE FURNACE

A contemplative workshop is a quiet, intimate, and informal gathering focused on spiritual disciplines and practices. During The Furnace we will examine the spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting. Biblical fasting is abstaining from food or other pleasure in order to give focused time to seeking God and his will for our lives or the lives of others. It can help free us from things that have an inordinate and inappropriate hold upon our lives so that we can live more fully for the glory of God.

 

 

The Stairs

...coming 4.5.2020...