I love church. And not just church church. I love being present in almost any sacred space with other people remembering and expressing our connection to All That Is. While I’m one of those “spiritual but not religious folks” I do love exploring religions, their symbols and stories. Besides, church is fun. Even when it feels a little hokey sometimes, I always leave feeling uplifted and optimistic after I’ve been to church.
Also, Church helps build community. I appreciate the opportunity that faith communities provide for their members to work for positive change in the world.
Over the years I’ve attended or visited about a half dozen churches and spiritual communities here in the Asheville area. There are many more that I have wanted to attend but just haven’t gotten around to yet. I decided not to let another year slip away without exploring the rich and diverse collection of faith communities we enjoy here.
I intend to visit at least one spiritual community each week this year (though some weeks I may visit more) and share my impressions here. If you enjoyed something in particular at your faith community’s services or felt moved by the connection you experienced there, please feel welcome to share in the comments.