To Affiliate, or NOT: That is the Prayerful Ponderance

Posted: May 25, 2012 by Ty in Rainbow Chapel, Spirituality
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I know we have heard that piece from so many who want to be able to waffle, or not make a decision…that being “I will pray about it”.  Yet this is not the purpose of prayer within the Rainbow Chapel’s  practice. It is a time spent communing with God, listening for the Holy Mystery as we go about our day.
What was this time of contemplation about?

Simple, do we as a home parish wish to connect with a larger body?

We obviously would not wish to affiliate with a traditional mainline or evangelical traditional Christian movement, as that creates many barriers for quite a few brothers and sisters to join.  We were leaning towards the Universal Anglican Church (UAC). Yet the simple act of affiliation even with this inclusive of a “tradition” could still create a barrier to those who would like to join us, but have a negative connotation to this style of branding.

So here we sit pondering with the Holy Mystery, if we are meant to be “branded”; to be apart of a larger community so we simply do not become the “weird” (those who know me, please keep your comments to yourself) house on the block. I have spoken with the Bishop of the UAC and it seemed like a good fit, but was it a God fit??? Were we as a group meant to be apart of a larger community thats major hub was in Milwaukee, USA?

Reflecting with God on what we are called into intentionallity within our local neighbourhood, to be a house of welcome to all God’s beloved children… what came through resounding was, your will God not mine be done.

So shall we affiliate or not?

The answer is Not.

Until God says otherwise.

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