Image by eszter via FlickrChurches Together in England has published a new leaflet for local Churches Together groups. Gifts from the Treasure Trove enables reflection on the gifts we receive from others. Its sister leaflet, Sharing our Spiritual Treasures, sits alongside it, and contains notes for group leaders for both leaflets.
Gifts from the Treasure Trove has been written as a result of the work done on receptive ecumenism. Both leaflets are available as free downloads from CTE's website.
These leaflets each outline a session which might be used by Churches Together groups or other small groups meeting to share and reflect upon their ecumenical experience. The older leaflet focuses upon sharing an object, verse or memory that has been significant in the participants ecumenical journeys. The new leaflet suggests a similar process based upon sharing something from another tradition that has illuminated each person's spiritual journey.
There is enough material here for at least two meetings and some suggestions for further meetings.