Do you have strong, liberal opinions about justice for all, equity, and taking care of the earth? Do you want to help?
Have you tried church, but found it irrelevant or hypocritical?
Do you have doubts about the religion you were raised in and want to explore options and discover your own meaning?
Are you an “unchurched” (not connected with a church) liberal-minded younger generation Millennial or Generation Z?
Are you a perpetual learner, especially in want of spiritual development as it applies to your day-to-day life?
Are you on the brink of throwing in the towel when it comes to finding a church that you feel comfortable with?
Do you get bored, lose focus easily, or fall asleep because of traditional church music?
Do you feel disconnected or left out because your current faith community caters more to the needs of older people?
Are you a young person struggling (financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually) to make it through each day?
Some people find “God” in church, but you believe there is a higher mystery (call it what you want…there are many ways to name the sacred) that can be found in community, in nature, and/or within yourself.
Do you believe finding spiritual nourishment is not limited to a physical building? In short, you believe that you can grow, learn, and express your spirituality without “going to” a brick-and-mortar church.
Do you crave autonomy, independence, flexibility, and freedom not just in your life and work, but in how you find, express, and practice spirituality?
Do you want relationships and to be a part of something bigger than yourself, but find it difficult to relate to others in church settings?
Do you want to discover what’s best for yourself, rather than be told what to do or think?
Are you inspired by modern, urban, rock, and metal worship music?
Do you crave spiritual engagement on-demand and online at your convenience?
If all that sounds good, then GOOD. You’re in the right place.
Hey…if you’re an older person, but all this still resonates with you because you’re young at heart. We welcome you too! Seriously. Please come on in!
Now that you’re here, what have you gotten yourself into?
In short, we are an online haven where liberal-minded millennials, Gen Z, and perpetual learners find empowerment, healing, and safe space to explore the sacred and make the world a better place. We are global citizens.
Every month we offer one or more sermonette, prayer, blessing, music, chalice lighting, or reading that averages 3-10 minutes in length. Combined, they make up our monthly worship service.
You can attend on-demand on Vimeo, which is great as there are no distracting advertisements on this platform. You can also participate via YouTube. We post transcripts on our SacredStar Blog, and you can listen to the audio on our Podcast. We are also excited to launch our “Perpetual Learning Lab” in fall of 2021, which will add classes to our mix of monthly opportunities to worship, be inspired, grow, heal, and explore together. What is “worship” and who or what are we worshiping? Great question! Learn more here.
After visiting us, if you feel like you got value from your experience, please invite more like-minded folks who can also get value. We are working hard to develop an empowering, healing, sacred safe space and we need your help to create it. Our monthly worship service, Perpetual Learning Lab, Blessed Books Ministry, and more – takes a lot of time to produce. We are so honored to be able to create this space with you. All we ask is that you take action on what you learned, be involved in our community (comment, post, etc.), and invite your friends!
At the end of the day, we need not think alike to love alike. We are people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds – folks with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be. We think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.
Here at Sunstone Chapel, we delight in our online experience as we connect with each other through our mobile devices. We create community through empowering, healing, and exploring with each other. Together we come to our own understandings of the sacred. As we grow spiritually, our capacity for justice-work and love grows.
We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries, and your hopes! We are super-excited that you’re still reading all of this! If everything we just shared sounds good – please come on in and take a tour! (coming soon!)
Thanks for hanging out, see you again soon!