COMMUNITY NIGHT

A Night to Grow, Connect, and Rest

AHUMC is committed to offering various opportunities for everyone on Wednesday nights.

Join us—all are welcome.

Community Dinner
Courses
Kids
Music
Recovery
Worship
Youth
Community Dinner

Community Dinner

 

WEEKLY SPECIAL:Visit Mission Bell
DAY:Wednesdays - resuming Jan. 24
TIME:5 - 7 p.m.
LOCATION:AHUMC Atrium

Join us for this time of connection and, hopefully, convenience—as we share the table together on Wednesday evenings. Whether you are going to one of our Wednesday evening courses, Taizé Worshipchoir practice, or you just want someone else to do the cooking and cleaning, we hope to see you!

 

Childcare is available by reservation during the meal and Wednesday evening courses and activities.

 

Each week, Chefs Colin Bryant and Kaitlin Workman will offer “specials” as well as the entire Mission Bell menu, featuring both vegan and gluten-free options just in case you need to change things up.

Courses
Kids
Music
Recovery
Worship
Youth

 

THE NEW HAPPY on "How We Change"

 

Octavia Butler wrote, “Kindness eases change.” If we look at our transformations from a kinder perspective, it becomes quite clear: there’s no straight and easy path.

Here's what change really looks like: having flashes of insight, forgetting what you just learned, struggling to practice, being tested in challenging circumstances, feeling like you’re taking a massive step back, and wondering what you’re missing. 

You might beat yourself up for this, believing that there is something wrong with you and the way you're approaching your goals. But there’s nothing wrong with you. This is just how it works. It’s how we change, through attempts and setbacks and re-learning. The process in and of itself can be a great and powerful teacher, if we acknowledge it and embrace it for the natural, beautiful unfolding of our growth that it is. 

Embracing it is the kindest option, because the journey of change never ends: life continually gives us new chances to extend and deepen our character, to grow as people in the direction that is deeply meaningful to us.

 

As Rilke said, "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." Once this change is embodied, you dust yourself off and move on to the next one, seeking to express your goodness in greater and greater ways.