1417 Clifton St.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Sunday Services
9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

1417 Clifton St., Raleigh, NC 27604
Sunday Services: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

If you are here, you belong

Like many, we found organized religion empty. But we’d also experienced its power to transform us. So, rather than abandon it, we began to rethink, strip down, and rebuild it. We’ve become deeply grounded in the universal essence we found—the thread of Divine Life common to all of us. 

Church activities are cancelled for the forseeable future but join us on our public Facebook page Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for a livestream of our service or watch later that same day on our website here.

What to Expect       Hours & Directions

Communal

Contemplative

Learning

Serving

Recent Messages

Help Others. Help Ourselves.

Help Others. Help Ourselves.

Whatever helps us become ego-self forgetful, helps us access the Inner Divine, our better angels. No time better for that than this, the time if virus. Have a listen.

Finding God in Organized Religion

Finding God in Organized Religion

I am not unaware that for a lot of people, organized religion is a big, big problem. It has been for me too. But what if... What if, under all that toxic craziness, there are deep, human, communal ways -- we find the sacred, find the Divine, we "find God in all...

Finding God in Our Pain

Finding God in Our Pain

Pain is yet another place we experience the Divine, experience the sacred. However, it really can go either way. Pain can either sidetrack us, reinforcing all kinds of false-self distractions, or it can ennoble us, stripping away and refining. Have a listen

Finding God in Awe

Finding God in Awe

Awe is the humbling feeling we get when we encounter something vast. A sky full of stars. An overwhelming idea. Anything that shrinks the ego-as-self points us toward Divine experience. Let’s talk Sunday. 

Finding God in Belonging

Finding God in Belonging

We belong. We just do. We may not feel like it, but that doesn’t matter. We belong. And our souls will be hungry, until that reality is actualized in our lives. This week, we talk about how.

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