State of the Church and Annual Charge Conference
Tools for the Spiritually Stuck
November 10th I Believe, Lord Help My Unbelief
Putting the Habit into Practice: Listen
November 17th A Thorne in the Flesh
Guest Preacher: Rev. Steve Cheyney
3rd Grade Bible Sunday
Christ the King Sunday
November 24th In Him All Things Hold Together
Putting the Habit into Practice: Learn
Gary Chapman developed a theory known as love languages in his book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Last. Chapman suggests that everyone has a way that they choose to give and receive messages of love to others, a language that they speak. The 5 love languages are: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Gifts, Physical Touch, and Quality time. The main idea is simple: the way we most easily get the message, “I love you, you matter” is the way that we are most likely to show others that they are loved and matter to us. The key to healthy relationships of all kinds is to pay attention to the way that others most often show their love and then to learn to speak their (love) language. In paying attention and learning to speak a new language we can intentionally BLESS others in effective ways that help share God’s love.
October 13th -- Introduction and Words of Affirmation
October 20th -- Acts of Service and Quality Time
October 27th -- Physical Touch and Gifts
Surprise the World B.E.L.L.S
Join us as we lay a foundation by learning about 5 habits that cultivate a missional life with God and others. Each week we'll consider how to shape lives that reach out to God and others wit intentionality.
Thankful: Cultivating Gratitude in our Stewardship of God’s Kingdom Gifts
What a harvest of blessings God has given us! Our “Thank you!” is so much more than just words we say, it is the way we live and give in response to God’s generosity.
Stronger Together: How Holy Friendship Changes Our World
The Book of Ruth tells the story of Naomi and Ruth and how their commitment to being faithful friends saved both their lives. We’ll consider the gift of holy friendships that strengthen our faith life and help us weather the storms of life with hope and joy.
Wrestling with the Hard Things Jesus Teaches
Sometimes the words in red in the Bible make us see red and yet we cannot take Jesus seriously and ignore them. Wrestling with the hard things Jesus says can help us understand who we are and how God loves, so let’s get in the ring!
How to Live Like a Christian
Living as a faithful disciple in our world offers real challenges. Whether we’re dealing with the temptations of social media or wondering how to engage those we disagree with the Book of James is full of practical advice for Christians. Using these tools can make all the difference in our daily life.
All the Feels
The Psalms show us a full range of human emotions that the writers felt without censoring them. What would it look like for us to talk honestly about the feelings we experience without hiding them from God and others? Knowing God created all these emotions and understands can give us “all the feels.”