Grow in Wonder, Connect in Love, Engage in Service, Inspire Generosity.
By Julian Padowicz
I realized, then, a possible essential difference between our faith and many others. It is that, while some people may go to church for the purpose of finding God there, we go to learn how to make God find us where we live.
Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place at 9:30am and 11:15am on Sundays.
July 7th: “One Small Step”
July 14th: “One Giant Leap”
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 16th 1969 and, while Michael Collins stayed in lunar orbit, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon on July 20th. Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the Moon on July 21st, and all three astronauts returned safely to Earth on July 24th. As we celebrate this month's momentous anniversary, let’s consider the small steps and the giant leaps that we can take in our own time.
July 21st: “Hearing One Another”
Fellowship Circles are small, supportive groups that offer an environment for spiritual and personal growth. In these circles, we: practice listening to each other; learn to think deeply about our lives and beliefs; help each other by sharing difficult or joyous issues; strive to enhance our spiritual maturity; and nourish our inner-selves with the kind of personal sharing that seldom occurs in everyday life.
A number of participants from the 2017–19 round of Fellowship Circles will share their experience and the importance of this program in their lives. New circles start this Fall!
July 28th: “Life’s Hardest Questions: Answered!”
In early cultures, elders would have been consulted on all difficult questions. Modern society, with its emphasis on technology and popular culture, has diminished their role. A Google search, however, can lead to more confusion than truth — almost any search will bear this out! A traditional approach may bear more fruit.
Our Fellowship is fortunate to have many elders who are, to put it succinctly, wise. Let’s gather together and ask some of our most experienced members our difficult questions. Bob Smith, Pat Yaros, Richard Hudgins and Pat Sloane have graciously volunteered to tackle whatever you bring to the service. Steve Farthing will facilitate.