Recently, a group of congregants from Como Lake United stayed after service to take part in a short Web Discovery Forum.
We wove webs while learning and talking about the lessons of the spider. Each web was as unique as the people who built it. You can view photos of some of the baskets in this post.
We learned that:
- The web is the information of the internet – the text, images, audio, video, animations and connected links.
- The web reminds us that the world is woven around us and is bigger and stronger than we are by ourselves.
- Maintaining balance is important because everything you do and experience now is weaving what you will encounter in the future.
We identified web audiences for the Como Lake Website:
- The non-church goers
- Como Lake United congregants
- Other Christians
The groups were then asked to answer the question:
Who and what do you want woven into your web?
Each person was asked to select one object to add to the web baskets and tell us about what that represented for them. Here is some of what was chosen and said:
Butterfly – change
Ear Buds – music for all
Toothbrush – Spiritual Cleanliness
Flowers – Growth in the spirit
Fish – hook people up with programs
Fishing Pole – reach out to community
Storage container – meals for others
Mirror – friendship for self
Butterfly – God’s creation
Flowers, appreciation for what we have
Baby Booties – ministry for babies
Band-Aids – healing
Runners – walking spiritual practice
Key – open doors
Christmas Napkin – Christ
Car Freshener – Holy Spirit refreshes us
Recorder – music
Socks – First United – “We Will Deliver”
Ball – the World is diverse – reach out
Flashlight – Jesus as “Light of the World”
Toothbrush – Spiritual Hygiene
Butterfly – Transformation in all we do
Lessons from the spider included:
- Spiders are timid and do most of their creative work in the dark
- Spiders spin a guideline that they reinforce frequently
- A spider web is really the ting together of loose ideas
- Spiders fill gaps that they can’t span by crawling
Attached is a printable file on other things we learned about spiders – you can see a visual of our Iconic Spider Web and our Web Discovery Baskets on display in the Coffee Hall.