SATURDAY 5:00 P.M.
This Saturday we will continue our Lenten discussion about reconciliation and what it means that Christ has called us to be ambassadors of reconciliation. It’s been said before, and will continue to be said, that recent events in our nation have shown how very different we all are. It makes me wonder, how can we be intentional about creating community and living in ways that respect each other when we are all so different? How do we come together and find common ground? We’ll look at 2 Cor. 5:16-20 and think about how God calls us to live.
Looking forward to worshiping together!
What can be done about the deep, persistent problems facing our communities? Do you feel hopeful? Do you feel powerful? Are you working with others to solve these problems? Do you even know where to begin? What will really work?
This Sunday, community leaders Suzanne Montoya and Kevin Jones will be with us again to talk about Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice. These practices have proven to be effective. They also line up much better with our Christian values than some of the current practices in school discipline and criminal justice. Mr. Jones and Mrs. Montoya will share some helpful information, and challenge us to think about living out Restorative Practices every day in our lives.
During the Sermon time, I will focus on two stories. The first is the story of an unwanted baby who grew up to be very famous. I will ask you to think about what this story suggests to you about what children and communities really need. The second story comes from Nehemiah 1:1-4. What moved Nehemiah to tears? Why was he so passionate about getting back to Jerusalem to help organize and aid the defenseless population there? What can we learn from Nehemiah about helping the children of our communities?
I am excited about worshipping with you Sunday.