God calls us to be in community with one another so we might be equipped to be an influence to others. By interacting with others in our church family we challenge each other, learn from one another and become stronger in our faith as followers of Christ. We hope you will take time to visit several classes and find where you connect best.
*Beginning May 31 and going through August 2, Pastor Chris will be leading an adult Sunday school class on Zoom and preaching a series of sermons on the theme, The Resilient Church. We are all learning these days what it takes to be resilient in the midst of significant change. The pandemic affecting the world has created major disruptions in the way we live. These disruptions have caused grief and pain for many. We are all being thrust into the kind of circumstance that calls for resilience, both as individuals, and as a church.
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In July, the emphasis will shift to the practices in the faith and in the church that ground us in ancient traditions that are ever-new in each generation. Especially as we walk through these days of crisis, our congregational resilience is surely grounded in those practices which have nourished and led followers of Christ through all the ages. We will be reading Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, by Rowan Williams. Williams served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002-2012, and is currently the Chancellor of University of South Wales. This book is an exploration of the essential elements of the Christian life, those simple and recognizable things that make you realize that you are part of a Christian community. Part of what makes Christian communities resilient in times of crisis is a deepening reflection on these basics. We will spend the month of July joining Williams in this reflection.
It is not necessary for you to have read the books to participate in the class discussion. All are welcome.
Pastor Chris will preach on the themes present in the books, bringing them into conversation with relevant biblical texts.
Join us this summer and let us embrace the call of these times for resilience.