Potluck Feast this Sunday

Easter is called the ‘feast of feasts’ in the liturgical calendar. More than just one Sunday, Eastertide is actually a seven week long honeymoon for the church as we savor the sweetness of life and liberation. This Eastertide Church in the Cliff is launching a series called ‘Fresh Expressions’ and opening the door to creative and out of the ordinary …

Easter 2011 Video Round Up

Planting a Tree Part 1 from Church In The Cliff on Vimeo. Planting a Tree Part 2 from Church In The Cliff on Vimeo. Easter Closing Blessing from Church In The Cliff on Vimeo.


Night has fallen.

Several members of our community wrote meditations for a Good Friday community art project. We share them here, grateful for community voices and relationships on this lonely night. Thank you Robert, Stephanie, Genny, Adam, and Alan for daring to wrap words around the stations of the cross.

Maundy Thursday Walking Meditation Tonight at 12 Hills Nature Center

Join us tonight at 12 Hills Nature Center to walk in the rain. Maundy Thursday Walking Meditation 12 Hills Nature Center This is an invitation to place your own story, in this wild field of a garden at this moment in time, into communion with a very old story that also takes place in a garden. The garden story of …

Holy Week Special Events

Maundy Thursday Service at 12 Hills Nature Center. 6:30pm   Join us this Thursday at an urban nature preserve in Oak Cliff. Come at 6:30 to walk a bit of the trails and listen to the birds. At 7pm we will gather for a walking meditation to commemorate this day, also called the “Thursday of mysteries,” as we remember Jesus and his …

DART Stations of the Cross Cancelled

Friends,   For the past two years, DART Stations of the Cross has served as a way for our community to contemplate the meaning of the cross.  It has been rewarding for many of us both as participants and organizers.    Unfortunately, we simply weren’t able to put it together this year.  The submissions we had were beautiful and heartfelt, …

The Interior Cave

Palm Sunday is a liminal zone. The hosannas don’t hold. The crowd, like most, is vulnerable to changes in the wind. Yet I think they called out with full hearts in that moment, and their hosannas reveal a deeper truth. It reminds me of a documentary, “the Congregation” I saw several years ago which details the story of Rev. Beth Stroud, a gay pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Swallowed Whole

This week we sit with Jonah in the belly of a whale. This prophet narrative is rich with irony, metaphor, and innuendo. Jonah is running from God on a ship bound to the ends of the earth and ultimately tossed overboard into the sea. He must have thought he was dying as the waves closed around his neck and he …

Join Iris and Emma at First Thursday in Bishop Arts

Iris and Emma are fundraising to buy an Ark through Heifer International. They have hand-made takeaways for donations. Come check out their table in the Bishop Arts District this thursday evening, April 7th. 6-8pm.

First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival – April 5th Fierce Light

7:00pm April 5th First Tuesday Social Jusice Film Festival Presents a free screening of “Fierce Light” Fueled by the belief that “another world is possible,” Fierce Light is a compelling, global journey into the world of spirit in action, an exploration of what Martin Luther King called “Love in Action,” and Gandhi called “Soul Force”; what Ripper is calling “Fierce Light.” …