Enjoying a wonderful meal together
Just the “guys” hanging out in the beautiful yard waiting for food time.
All the ladies working hard in the kitchen
Dana explaining SEO and social media strategies available for website development
Brainstorming and laughing together
The July Potluck, 2013
We all arrived at Carol’s house in the evening with food in hand. We ate various appetizers, talked, and joined in shelling some fresh garden peas to eat with the potluck dinner. Carol’s garden and yard were beautiful, and we enjoyed being outside for the first half of the evening while waiting for the main courses to be ready.
Once all was prepared, we joined together inside around the table and ate wonderful bbq chicken, salads, fresh peas, and so forth. There were many laughs and possibly one broken chair (but we will leave that one for the inside jokes – in love, of course).
Once we finished eating, Karen led us in walking through a list of brainstormed ideas about how we can make the Center for Spiritual Living Anacortes a thriving and welcoming spiritual center. We talked about meditation spaces, art expression days, website content, the prayer ministry, and how the center could better express that it welcomes ALL people.
That last topic was taken up by the website where we will post (have now posted – you will notice it on the right side there if you are on a PC/MAC) a PRIDE flag to represent LGBT acceptance as well as an acceptance statement.
The idea behind this was that many traditional churches express that they are accepting but may still marginalize the LGBT community, and consequently, if the Center for Spiritual Living Anacortes expressed full acceptance of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered communities, then the world may take us a little more serious when we say that we do indeed accept and cherish each individual who walks through our doors.
Our Accepting and Affirming Statement
YOU are welcome and accepted regardless of your sexual orientation, race, creed, gender, economic status, age, and all other aspects of the human experience that make us “different” from each other. We are ONE, and we accept YOU! Join us!