Bridges – September’17 Spiritual Theme

Our Monthly Spiritual Themes guide our Chalice Circles, which are small, intentional groups of members and friends that gather for spiritual enrichment through personal sharing.

For more information on Chalice Circles, please contact our Circle coordinator Linda Benson.


Our Chalice Circle thoughts and questions around bridges are:

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.” – Ralph Ellison
Think of a teacher who helped you build bridges. What were their tools?

“Eventually, a friendship is built – a solid, sheltering structure that exists in the space between us – a space outside of ourselves that we can climb deep into. There is her, there is me, and then there is our friendship – this bridge we’ve built together.” ― Glennon Doyle Melton
What’s the earliest friendship bridge you can remember? Who did it lead to? How old were you?

“Walls turned sideways are bridges.” – Angela Davis
When has a wall become a bridge in your life?

“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” – Thornton Wilder
Think of one of these bridges of love and memory. When do you cross it? What does it