Friends in Faith Class Begins New Series
“Into All the World: Participating in God’s Mission”
The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on August 20 entitled “Into All the World: Participating in God’s Mission.” Usually when we think of God’s mission or “missional vocation” we don’t think of ourselves but those who serve around the world that we never see (missionaries). When we think about “missional vocation” is when we begin to see ourselves differently. Our service and calling in God’s mission includes our daily lives (work, home, community, church, school, etc.). Join our class as we explore the following 6 sessions (lesson #1 will be on August 20): The 6 sessions (discussions) are: • Understanding God’s Plan • Realizing It’s All about Jesus • Discovering Our Global Witness • Connecting with God’s Strategy • Learning from the Global Church • Embracing Our Missional Vocation. Each session (6-8 pages) is a stand-alone discussion so do not worry if you have to miss a Sunday. Books may be picked up in room #103. So, whether you attend the 8:45 service or the 11:00 service the Friends in Faith class encourages and invites you to join us in room #103 at 9:45 a.m.
New Horizons class to begin book study:
“An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith” by Barbara Brown Taylor
The New Horizons class kicks off their study of “An Altar in the World” on August 20. The New Horizons class meets in Room 202: top of the stairs outside the sanctuary, then left, 2nd door on the right past the elevator. An overview of the book from Amazon: In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.