Animate Practices

Animate Practices: Conversations Exploring Spirituality

Starting this fall you are invited to explore core practices of the Christian faith with Vicki and Stephen in Animate Practices. In each Animate Practices session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group.

The study time will be Sundays after church from 12:30-2:30. Registration will be required so that we can order enough books. Cost of registration is $25.00 in order to cover the cost of the book. Subsidies are available if cost is an issue, just talk to Vicki.  Bring a bag lunch. Childcare is available if needed.


October 1: Prayer / Orientated Toward God | BrIan McLaren
November 12: Food / Eating, With Jesus / Sara Miles
December 17: Worship / Seeking God’s Presence / Mike Slaughter
January 21: Sacraments / A Tapestry Of Traditions / Phyllis Tickle
March 4: Money / The Joy Of SharIng / Shane Claiborne
April 8: ServIce / The Needs Right In Front Of You / Enuma Okoro
May 13: Community / An Unexpected FamIly / Doug Pagit


Braving the Wilderness Book Study

You are invited to join Minister Vicki McPhee in reading this book and exploring together the four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. Through these four practices we will discover how we can ‘show up for one another and find a way back to courage and connection’.

Please register by January 15th to ensure you receive your copy of the book by Sunday January 21st. The books cost $20 each. If cost is an issue for you, please contact our minister Vicki as subsidies are available.

More information and a detailed schedule of the readings and sessions can be found by clicking here.

Please register for both of these studies by contacting the office by email ( or phone (403-274-2361)