How about some prayer?
This Saturday, August 10, from 10-11 am, we will be gathering in the sanctuary for a time of guided prayer. All are welcome! If you are uncomfortable praying out loud, come anyway. Your presence is prayerful.
If you have a personal need for yourself or a friend/family member, or a prayer request for the community, nation or world, here is your chance to enlist the prayers of others. Please send your prayer request by noon on Friday to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add your request to our prayer list.
May your soul find peace in the asking.
Some Christians make a point of giving something up during Lent, but Pastor Angela suggests “giving something away” instead. Join her for a Gratitude Workshop on Saturday, March 30th at 10 am. You will be guided through a series of prompts to “give your thanks away.”
She wrote: “As I’ve been preparing to lead this workshop, I’ve been really excited by my evolving understanding of what the word “gratitude” even means. Is it something we “owe” someone because of their generosity – or is it so much more? I hope you’ll come and explore how focusing on gratitude, even just a little bit, can change everything!”
Please bring $10 for the workshop – we will use note cards as part of the workshop, and the money will go towards Major Maintenance. Invite your friends.
One of the defining traditions of the Church of the Brethren is it’s twice a year celebration of Love Feast. This year, the service is Sunday, October 14 at 7 PM. During Love Feast, we gather to sing and eat and serve one another. It is one of the most meaningful rituals we have, and many other churches “borrow” our tradition because it is so lovely. Pastor Angela wants to focus on the celebratory aspect of Love Feast and will be using a Prodigal Son theme for this service.
This is not a carry-in meal – a very simple spread is provided. All are welcome, but if you’ve never attended a Love Feast before, you are especially welcomed. You may participate in as many of the elements as you feel comfortable, and simply observe the rest. No one is keeping track!
Make it a priority to come and deepen your relationship with your church family and with God.
The Outreach ministry team is selling note cards, with the proceeds benefiting the Major Maintenance fund. The front features an original watercolor of the church painted by Chris Taylor, along with our mission of Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.
The note cards come in packs of 10 with envelopes and sell for $10.00. In addition to supporting the Major Maintenance fund, why not consider these note cards a tool to develop the spiritual discipline of Gratitude? Make it your goal to send 10 thank you notes this year – thanking people who have touched your life in some way.
Drop by or call the church office to purchase your cards.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~~ I Thessalonians 5:16-18