INTRODUCING OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE!
As many of you know, we've been periodically producing a magazine to tell the stories of our community and keep everyone in the know as to what's going on with the bigger picture of CMYK. In an effort to keep production cost minimal and create a better platform for more people to engage, we've decided to take it online!
This means that every story we are working to share and every newsworthy item within the CMYK Community can now come automatically into your email box!
This also means that our issues will be portable and sharable on all social media sites (allowing more people to interact with the great things happening).
If you'd like to receive our online magazine simply subscribe below and you'll be the first to know when a new issue is released!
Reminder - A CMYK Sabbath is coming up on July 1st!
Current Series - The Bible + Sexuality
We have a short break in this series. On June 24th and July 8th, we'll have stand-alone talks with Seth Hirschkorn. July 1st is a CMYK Sabbath. The Bible + Sexuality series resumes on July 15th.
Sexuality is an integral part of humanity. We believe the Bible has beautiful things to say about it, but scripture is often used to create a binary or black & white view of sexuality. We believe the Bible invites us into a more colorful, inclusive and affirming view towards our own and other's sexuality.
Sundays at 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM. Arthouse Cinema & Pub. (Childcare at 10:30 only.)
Everyone's story matters. In this series, we heard stories from different people in the CMYK Community. Where they are right now. What they're wrestling with. Where have they been.
It's been a real journey for all of us, inviting connection and engagement at a deep level. Our desire is to embrace each other's stories and engage in such a way that our world view and our lives expand to become more beautiful and loving people. You could even say ... to become more like Christ.
The series has ended now, but we invite you to listen in to the stories via podcast at http://cmyktalks.podbean.com/
Roots, Branches & Fruit
To start off 2018, we explored the origins of the Christian church. What deep roots were planted 2000 years ago? What were the branches that grew from those roots? What fruit - both good and bad - are we living with in our world today? The series is posted on our Podcasts, if you'd like to check it out.
If you'd like to study this more deeply, check out The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle.
Talk Series: "The Art Of The Lament"
In October - November of 2017, we focused our gatherings and talk podcasts on the practice of the lament.
Many times it can seem that true spirituality or Christianity is working only when things are going great. This is broken idea of the work of Christ and the invitation of scripture.
We've all experienced life when it is not going good. There is brokenness, pain, questions, doubts, and frustrations all around us. In response the full reality of life, the scriptures have always invited us to lament. This is a deep spiritual practice that helps us recognize and process the pain in and around us.
As a community we spent 6 weeks walking through the text of Lamentations together, learning what it's about and what it's invitation and practice meant for us in 2017.
Listen in on the talk podcast. For further study, check out Soong-Chan Rah's Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times.
"The Art Of The Lament" Week 2
In this talk we dealt with the good work of taking ownership of our city. It's in this act that we begin to lament in a healthy way. Below is a link that lists some of the realities of our hometown. This is not an exhaustive list, but will hopefully help in beginning to see, feel, and speak of the brokenness around us as we take ownership of it.
Podcast Talk now live at both Sunday Gatherings
Our Sunday Gatherings are a space and time for us to reflect, sing, pray, and connect around who we are and what we want to be about as a community in Billings, MT.
We've heard from many people the desire for our Podcast Talk to be presented live at our 6:00 pm Gathering (as it is at our 10:30 am Gathering). So we're gonna bring it! Now you can choose between the 10:30am or 6:00pm Gathering on Sunday and hear the talk live either way.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME - 10:30 am or 6:00 pm - Art House Cinema & Pub - Childcare Available at 10:30 only