Stories of Calling
In both “Myrtle 1.0” and “Myrtle 2.0,” folks in congregations are deepening their relationships with God, folks with whom they share pews, and neighbors in their broader communities. We are excited to celebrate ways that the Myrtle Collaboration is forming its roots in diverse expressions of community and expansive understandings of calling. We are also relating to many who find their meaning and purpose as students, teachers, parents, children, doctors, listeners, community organizers, builders, makers, artists, congregants, clergy and many others. This vast network broadens our insight and challenges our assumptions. And finally, we are constantly adapting. Just like the individuals who are sharing their stories in this video series, the Myrtle Collaboration is also committed to adapting so that we might better connect with and resource congregations and communities. Here we strive to connect people, recognize our kinship, and help each other find deeper purpose in life.
A Few 2022 Myrtle Happenings:
- December 2022: Representatives from the Myrtle Collaboration traveled to Indianapolis, IN for the Annual Gathering of the Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative.
- November 2022: The Indiana cohort sponsored the Fall 2022 Youth Retreat at Pyoca Conference Center. The Retreat focused on the Matthew 25 Initiative, which is also the focus of the Indiana Myrtle 2.0 cohort.
- October 2022: Project Director Dr. Kathryn House visited the Idaho Myrtle 2.0 cohort of churches and celebrated World Communion Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Boise, ID.