Presbyterian Outlook: Nones and Dones Find God-Breathed Belonging

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Today, I’d like to share an unfolding story with you. It’s about a new community we are organizing in Southeast Michigan:

We are Michigan Nones and Dones.

In the last year, I have been privileged to participate in a variety of new projects and community endeavors in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and metro Detroit, and this community has become my greatest passion.

You may be asking, who are Nones and Dones?

Nones are religiously unaffiliated with any particular faith tradition, though many are interested in spirituality. Dones are those who have maintained their religious identity (many of them are Christian), but have left established, institutional religious settings like churches. In our community, Nones and Dones are coming together to talk about spirituality, and we are finding a deep sense of meaning and calling together.

And we’re just at the beginning of this unfolding story. I can’t wait to see where this goes, and I hope that others will join us in the creation of new communities like this one.

Presbyterian Outlook, a national magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) featured a story about us in their recent Pentecost edition (pages 23-24). And today, they published an electronic version of our story. Please check it out: Nones and Dones Find God-Breathed Belonging.

I invite you to visit our Facebook Page and give us a ‘like.’ Then you can receive regular updates on your newsfeeds about what we’re doing. Thanks, as always, for your love and support.

Renee Roederer

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