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Category: Coracle News

The Beauty of Stories

The Beauty of Stories

Dear Friends, The last time I wrote to you I told the story about my parents and how they learned English.  It was hard for both of them and it was their story that left a mark on my own story.  Stories are an important part of being human.  Recently, I was watching a...
ESOL Classes at the Ministry Center

ESOL Classes at the Ministry Center

Many of you may not know that my parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970’s.  My mother was brought by my grandmother in her teens while my father escaped through joining the military.  Both came from poverty and neither knew English very well when they came to the...
Fear Not! A Look Ahead to 2024

Fear Not! A Look Ahead to 2024

Friends, 2024 is upon us, what will be an interesting year to be sure, full of graces and challenges.  Throughout the Advent and Christmas readings we all just heard, you probably noticed the angel messengers always led with “Fear not”, a timeless word that happens to...
A Personal Letter from Me… 2024

A Personal Letter from Me… 2024

Dear friends and fellow pilgrims, I’ll keep this letter brief as most of what I want to say is in Coracle’s vision for 2024, “The Light Shines in the Darkness”, and I want to tell you about that.  But let me start by saying “Thank you!”  Thank you.  Your participation...

Seven Days – Two Invitations!

We want to extend two invitations for you to join us at the Coracle Arlington Ministry Space. First, you are invited to join the Coracle Fellows for a retreat this Saturday (Oct. 7th), “Take, Eat, Be: The Eucharistic Life.”  If you’re wondering why you...
An Invitation to Journey Together – Fellows 2024

An Invitation to Journey Together – Fellows 2024

Applications for the Coracle Fellowship 2024 in- person and online are now open! A few weeks ago I wrote about the opportunity for flourishing through our Fellowship Program here at Coracle. I spoke of the beauty that this program provides and how you or someone you...
Bonfires This Fall

Bonfires This Fall

Dear Friends on the Journey, Fellow Pilgrims, I couldn’t be more excited coming into this fall.  Yes, I’m excited by what is coming up for you and all of us through Coracle’s offerings (more on that below), but more deeply it’s because of the palpable sense that the...

Joining Coracle on the Journey

As we enter the third week of Coracle’s mid-year campaign, I want to thank everyone who has supported Coracle through your prayers and with your financial gifts! Both of these are instrumental in sustaining Coracle as we together pursue the mission of Spiritual...
Grateful. Expectant. Excited.

Grateful. Expectant. Excited.

Grateful. Expectant. Excited. These words characterize the atmosphere throughout Coracle as we’ve reached the midway point of 2023. We feel like a team, well led and well prepared by the Lord for what is next. I’m eager to tell you a bit more about that. Grateful. We...
The Next Journey Updates

The Next Journey Updates

Dear Friends, Coracle, as you know, announced The Next Journey towards the end of 2022, and I am excited today to share how God has been working to bring about our desire to more significantly incarnate our focus on Community, Mission, and Spaces! As we have sought...
The Beauty of Reflection

The Beauty of Reflection

Are you looking for community or for ways to make space for reflection on God’s movement in your life? Consider joining us for The Deeper Journey! The Deeper Journey is a monthly, virtual gathering space for us to come together from wherever we are. We meet on the...
A New Chapter in the Valley

A New Chapter in the Valley

Without a few harrowing twists and turns, stories can quickly lose any sense of plot, on the other hand without an ultimate redemptive conclusion, it doesn’t much seem like a story at all. Over the last decade of life I have come to embrace a conviction, which I...
The Next Journey: Updates

The Next Journey: Updates

Looking for updates on The Next Journey? Bookmark this space for future news!   June 5, 2023: Exciting new updates for the Next Journey March 29, 2023: Coracle announces sabbatical for Bill Haley, Coracle executive director March 22, 2023: Updates at Corhaven...
Bill’s Sabbatical and Your Sabbath

Bill’s Sabbatical and Your Sabbath

Bill Haley, Coracle’s Executive Director, is going on sabbatical. This is a good and happy thing after 25+ years in ministry! We are delighted that the Coracle board saw the value of this for Bill at this time and that our staff are very supportive. From mid-April...
“The Next Journey” News and Updates

“The Next Journey” News and Updates

Over the past several months you likely have heard us talking about “The Next Journey”  for Coracle.  The Next Journey, which came from our corporate discernment last summer, focuses on Community, Mission, and (initially) four Spaces.  Thematically, The Next Journey...
RECORDING: “The Next Journey” for Coracle

RECORDING: “The Next Journey” for Coracle

On January 11, 2023, Rev. Bill Haley offered the fruit of Coracle’s 2022 Corporate Discernment Process— The Next Journey— and unpacked how the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 undergirds this new clarity and direction for Coracle’s mission.  We hope you...

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