The 4th day community @ St. Paul's would like to invite you to make plans to come for an Ultreya this Sunday, August 28th @ 5pm. We invite you to bring a friend, your favorite dish and hear what we know will be a wonderful talk! Any questions please contact Tami Sterling @ 615-427-0940 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
Our 4th Day Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 10 am – noon at St. Paul’s in Murfreesboro. For those who haven’t been there, St. Paul’s is located at 315 East Main Street. There is limited parking behind the church (enter off College Street), and ample parking on a Saturday in the bank lot on the other side of Academy Street. Hope you can make it.
Cursillo #73 is fast approaching, and the 4th Day has work to do to get ready. The Servant Community will gather on Saturday morning, September 26, from 9:00 to 11:00 at St. Paul's Parish Hall to prepare the materials needed for the weekend. This will be the only business of the Servant Community that day. Please plan on being with us to share in the fun and excitement. And while you're at it, bring completed and signed forms of participants you are sponsoring along with their registration fee.
Please join us at St. Paul's Murfreesboro in the new parish hall on Sunday, September 13 after the 11:00 service for an Ultreya gathering. There will be an inspiring witness talk, music led by an enthusiastic team, and a delicious pot luck dinner. After dinner, you may stay to share in some coloring fun to prepare for the October weekend. Come, be renewed! Bring something to share for potluck and some creative energy for the simple artwork needed.
On Saturday, Nov. 16. Not only will you spend a bit more precious time with the folks who shared your Cursillo weekend, you will gain a better understanding of why the Cursillo method works and the underlying themes that may not have been evident to you on the weekend.
This workshop will sort of wrap everything up and put it all in place for you.
I encourage each of you to actively pursue joining or starting a Group Reunion of friends/folks who will help you grow spiritually by holding you accountable and commited.
The reason we hold Cursillos is to create Group Reunions; being in a Group Reunion is the difference between those who look back at their Cursillo weekend and say, “Cursillo changed my life” and those who look back and say “It was a really cool and lovely weekend.” Recall the meditation on the Rich Young Man?
Please attend your 4th Day workshop and please please get into a Group Reunion. Your sponsor signed your registration form and stated that he or she would help you find a Group Reunion and should be willing to Group with you until you can locate one. Ask your sponsor, ask your rector, ask another Curstillista.
Sweeten me, Lord
Jim Rutledge, TEC #46 (Fall 1996)
Ultreya! (Ull-tray’-uh) - It’s an expression you learn when you go on a Cursillo weekend. It comes from a medieval Spanish word (spelling was certainly different) and it means Onward!
People who’ve gone on a Cursillo weekend use the term Ultreya to mean a reunion – a group gathering that includes a bunch of people who’ve all “made” a Cursillo weekend, as well as inviting anyone who’s interested in Cursillo… as well as anyone interested in just getting together with a bunch of nice church friends! Therefore, an Ultreya is a good excuse for getting together around our faith and sharing some good food, too!
Cursillo Commission members from the diocese will be here; we’re inviting everybody to come. Potluck dinner at 5:00 p.m., with a chicken and a vegetarian entrée provided.