About NotChurch

We are a community of people, mostly American expatriates, living in a small coastal town in Baja California. Though some of us come from 'church' backgrounds, many bristle at the thought of organized religion. That doesn't, however, mean that we are not seeking something more out of life, and to connect with the spiritual--though that takes many different shapes for us. Not Church has emerged as a way for us to continue on that journey together.

Something New!

We thought we would try something new — a singing meditation together. Here is a recording of Simple Gifts prepared by Eli Gaianoand me. Live with this lovely song, sing along the next few days and let’s all raise our voices together at Poco Cielo on May 12th at 10 am… Lyrics follow and are embedded in the youtube link. See you then!

Lyrics for Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett (1797- 1882)

‘Tis the gift to be simple
‘Tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
T’will be in the valley of love and delight

When true simplicity is gained
To bow and to bend, we shall not be ashamed
To turn, turn, will be our delight
‘Til by turning, turning, we come round right

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