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What a blast to get to gather with no agenda. We allowed conversations to occur naturally, or simply to say nothing and look at the ocean together. There's something powerful about joy, play, food... and not forcing it. Many of us met a few new friends, and got to grow closer with the friends we knew. We got to express gratitude for the life we have, the beauty of the world we live in (the ocean in close proximity), the unexpected surf, the delicious food and the hands that prepared it, and the extravagantly generous family who opened their home to us and welcomed us with a hospitality that can't be overstated. What a great Sunday!
This was the first of our annual Beach Day events. In place of our regular service, this informal Sunday gathering was a great opportunity for the Collective community to get to know itself. There have been so many new people, families, kids and community partners. When we play and eat and be together with no agenda, we come to truly know one another.
We did hear that some folks ended up showing up at Collective for the Service. We did our best to announce in the prior services, promote the event, communicate clearly and frequently in the email and on social media. Apologies for those that missed us.
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We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
Paid Professional Childcare Available during Sunday Services
1 - 5 years of age | Childcare
6 - 11 years of age | Collective Kids