The children are invited to remain in worship service. Activities at the children’s tables usually blend with the morning message.
Family Faith Formation – Saturday March 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Heifer International – The Many Faces of Easter
We’ll learn about Heifer International and how this mission gives people a hands up!
Spring Youth Retreat /// March 16–18 /// $150 /// La Foret
Theme: Jesus and the Upside Down Kingdom
Reflecting upon a few of the parables of Jesus, this retreat will dive deeper into how our faith calls us to see the world in a way that gives dignity, freedom, and hope to the people of our community. As always, the retreat is open to all RMC youth grades 6–12, and the volunteer staff is already well into planning an incredible few days for our campers. Youth will NOT want to miss this one! Registration is now open online.
Percolate (Adult Formation)
This winter has us finishing up The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and he Scandal of the Jewish Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine. It certainly has raised our awareness of so many misconceptions about Judaism and how much of our own Christian Heritage leans heavily on Judaism. Lots of great discussion.!
Many of us have read the novel The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (thank you Carolyn). We will discuss the novel upon completion of The Misunderstood Jew.
Our next book will be Original Blessing by Matthew Fox. Matthew Fox is an American priest and theologian. Formerly a member of the Dominican Order within the Roman Catholic Church, he became a member of the Episcopal Church following his expulsion from the order in 1993. Fox was an early and influential exponent of a movement that came to be known as Creation Spirituality. In Original Blessing, “Fox shows how Christianity once celebrated beauty, compassion, justice, and provided a path of positive knowledge and ecstatic connection with all creation. He provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation.” (Good reads) This book may be enlightening as our congregation pursues becoming a Just Peace church.