As a Life-Cycle Celebrant and aspiring Interfaith Minister I treasure the magnificent variety of symbols and stories through which we express our connection to each other, the Creation and the Divine. So this year I thought it would be fun to make a commitment to visit and experience as many Asheville area faith communities as I can and share my impressions and experiences here on this blog.
I’m not promising that this journal will be a fair and balanced representation of Asheville’s faith community. There are many churches I won’t visit this year. I prefer churches that focus on Love rather than fear. So I’m not likely to attend churches that adhere to a strict and literal interpretation of scripture. Though if the invitation comes from a friend or neighbor I hold in high regard I can usually enjoy even traditional churches with an open heart. I like spiritual communities that hold a commitment to justice, peace and compassion. And I like it when the music is joyful.
I’ll also include posts about other Inter-faith and spiritual events I attend.
If you enjoyed something at church some morning or felt moved by the connections you experienced at a spiritual gathering, please feel welcome to leave a comment.
Michelle, the Asheville Celebrant