*Introducing* Florilegium collaborative: a place for young(ish) adults to explore Christian faith in a supportive space. Affectionately called Flo CoLab, we collectively decide the subjects and materials we want to study together as we each seek to understand and practice our faith. We aim to be rooted in and wrestling with this faith, to explicitly consider multiple perspectives, and to build community. While we may study deep topics, we also focus on building relationships and having fun. We welcome young(ish) adults and early(ish) career folks to our Monday night meetings (currently via Zoom). Childcare will be offered when we resume meeting in-person for those parents needing it.
Our next study begins Monday, May 3 and runs 10 weeks. We will be reading Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers by Miguel A. De La Torre. If you are interested in joining us, grab a copy of this hot-off-the-press book and please email Pastor Eunbee at email@example.com for further details.
Davis Community Church collaborates with two amazing ministries, Davis Mosaics and CA House, to provide fellowship and programming for college students and young professionals. Feel free to check them both out!
412 C Street • Davis, CA 95616 (530) 753-2894
Davis Mosaics is a New Worshiping Community planted by Rev. Dr. Stephen & Grace Moon and partnered with Davis Community Church since 2015. Our mission is sharing God’s love and grace to Millennials (aka Gen Yers) and Gen Zers. Davis Mosaics creates a place of belonging for all… Christian and non-Christian alike. Mosaics is grounded in the spiritual practice of hospitality, enabling us to more fully meet, live with and know our neighbors. Since the original word for hospitality, “philoxenia,” literally means the ‘love of strangers,’ we feel called to create a community of welcome for all. We are a new expression of Christianity that responds to our changing culture in dynamic ways. For more information about Mosaics, please visit us at: http://nextg.org.
Davis Mosaics First Anniversary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7wQ8_J9ipc
Pastor Chris Neufeld-Erdman testifies: “Toward this end, Davis Mosaics, and Pastor Stephen Moon, build bridges, innovate lavishly, meet practical needs, and work cooperatively on behalf of God’s dream for the world’s wellbeing. Its habits of radical hospitality, conscious and intentional pluralism, and the sacramentalism of its way of life—low-bar religiosity and high-bar community—all centered around table fellowship and fostering the common good are a witness to the pathway exemplified by the early Christians who moved souls from belonging into behavioral shifts and lastly toward beliefs. In an age of disaffiliation and non-affiliation with religious institutions, Davis Mosaics, is charting the pathway into the future of Christianity—deeply embodied and incarnational, post-doctrinal, inclusive, experiential, artistic and aesthetic, and sacramental in the truest sense of the world—that is, the gathered community as a sign of God’s dream and intention for the world.”
Join us for a contemporary inter-faith/intercultural Mosaics fellowship every Saturday afternoon from 3 pm to 8:30 pm at the 2nd floor of the Phoenix Hall in DCC. Rev. Dr. Stephen & Grace Moon lead the group of 50~60 who gather regularly each week for 8 intercultural languages, acoustic/folk music, dinner, drum circle, tai chi, cooking, intercultural events, and spirituality-developing fellowship. Davis Mosaics is continually developing its leadership team with Gen X-Yers by doing bi-weekly leadership training. For more information, please visit its meetup site at: http://www.meetup.com/Davis-Intercultural-Language-Meetup or FB group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosaicsfellowship.
Cal Aggie Christian Association
433 Russell Blvd. • Davis, CA 95616 (530) 753-2000
Rooted in a tradition of ecumenical, progressive campus ministry since 1916, the Cal Aggie Christian Association at UC Davis (CA House) serves the Christian student community through faith-based programs grounded in four basic values: community, faith, social justice, and sustainable living. In addition, situated in an increasingly diverse multifaith environment, CA House embraces and serves students of all faiths and strives to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. CA House offers a caring, inclusive community where all students can feel free to engage in open discussion and exploration of questions of faith (their own and others’), vocation, and personal identity and growth. CA House is committed to putting faith into action and actively seeks opportunities to promote peace and social justice.
Mondays @ 6:00pm
Join us for a Christian worship service every Monday. Christian worship and formation are an essential part of our community life together. Each Monday, all are welcome to gather for discussion on the Bible and Christian tradition over a simple meal. Afterwards, prayer, song and reflection on scripture to ground us as a community of faith.
Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
Dinner – Wednesday night continues to be the centerpiece of our programmatic ministry. Each week, the main dining room fills with students who come, pray and then enjoy a student prepared vegetarian, kosher meal that utilizes fresh local organic produce grown and harvested by our own students through our partnership with the University student farm. All connected with the university are warmly welcomed. Program – Education about others’ beliefs is most effectively done by understanding that faith traditions are lived experiences, incorporated into the daily practices, influenced by culture, connected often to family traditions. Providing set aside time to learn about each others’ practices is an important part of building relationships and growing spiritually. At CA House, a significant time for education is during our weekly programs after the Wednesday night dinner. As students present about their own faith, the ability to articulate faith and practice is strengthened. As students hear peers sharing about their faith and practice, many are motivated to develop the same ability for articulation and compelled to clarify different aspects of their beliefs. The weekly program is a rich time for deepening with compassion and joy.