FRIDAY FIVE (Five Things to Know for This Weekend)
1 - We continue our sermon series looking at Christian clichés that aren't in the Bible with "Love the sinner, hate the sin." Is it possible to do both of these things? Or does one take precedence? We'll talk more about that on Sunday.
2 - The Sunday School series on John Ortberg's "God Is Closer Than You Think" continues Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Chalice Hall. Join us for this great time of fellowship and conversation!
3 - "What do you want to do now that you are grown up?" We'll be asking that question at our "Aging Well" workshop on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Bradford Room. The theme is "Making a Difference." Everyone is welcome!
4 - We'll welcome Grant Holcomb as our guest organist on Sunday morning at the 10:45 a.m. service. Grant always does a great job for us. Please make him feel welcome!
5 - We all know someone who is going through a difficult time. What can you do to support them and let them know they are loved? Jesus said in John's gospel, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." ... See MoreSee Less
“THAT’S NOT IN THE BIBLE” SERMON SERIES What do you say when you don’t know what to say? A friend’s spouse dies…a loved one loses a job…someone we care about shares a scary health diagnosis. When we don’t have the right words, we often revert to sayings we think will be helpful, like some comforting quote from the Bible. “Everything happens for a reason.” “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.” “God has a plan for you.” But do we believe what we’re saying, or are these clichés simply a way for us to get out of an uncomfortable situation? And are we SURE those are in the Bible in the first place? This fall, we’ll be exploring some of our most beloved and used Christian statements to examine their theology and effectiveness in conveying our care and concerns. ... See MoreSee Less