Sunday
Sep032017

Bind us Together

So then, whenever we have an opportunity,

let us work for the good of all,

and especially for those in the family of faith.

Galatians 6:10

 

We are all part of a divine web of connectivity with one another. Often we live fragmented lives of individualism and at times isolation. But this is not the vision God has in mind. God calls us to be a people who form community with others. And our community is to be characterized by deep bonds of love with one another that spill over into the good of all those around us. God calls us to care for the needs and circumstances of others, especially the vulnerable and the suffering. As Christians, our minds are not just set on our own individual silos. Instead we live consciously of how our lives our bound up with the lives of others.

 September 3 - Christian Community

September 10 - Prophetic Imagination

September 17 - Freedom Sunday.  Focus on modern-day slavery

September 24 - Peace Sunday

October 1 - World Communion Sunday

October 8 - Inwardness in a Distracted Age

October 15 - Discipleship in our Watershed  

Thursday
Aug172017

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Tuesday
Aug152017

A call to prayer and action in response to the violence in Charlottesville

Here's an expert from the MCUSA Denominational statement about the recent events in Charlottesville, VA.

"As followers of Jesus, we must speak out against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism that prompted the demonstration. We declare with the authority of scripture that all people are created in the image of God, and that no so-called race is inherently superior to any other. We call all of Mennonite Church USA to be watchful and open to the Spirit of God, inspiring and emboldening us to stand together with people who are the target of hate solely because of the color of their skin, gender, sexual orientation or religion."

Click here to read the whole statement.  

Let us join in prayer and action for the church in all places that we would bear witness to the Kingdom of God over against the violent and hate-filled kingdoms of the world.

Sunday
Jul022017

Orlando Convetion

From July 4-8, five youth, one sponsor, two delegates, and one other member of our congregation will be attending the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando.  Please pray for safe travel, positive group interactions, and a good time of worship and faith formation for all who attend.

Please pray especially for Mennonite Church USA as delegates do the work of the church.  

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun202017

On Discipline in the Church

 

The Mennonite magazine is hosting a blog conversation about the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. Here's a recent contribution that Pastor Joel Shenk made on Article 14: Discipline in the Church.

In his contribution, Pastor Joel writes, "The answer about church discipline is not in returning to a supposed golden age when the church did discipline well. Even if we wanted to, we would not achieve a unifying consensus on what grounds and under whose authority discipline should be exercised.  Rather the answer of church discipline is in a reneweed committment to teach and pass on the faith..."  Click here to read more.