Eleven Youth and two adults participated in our 4th annual 30 Hour Famine through World Vision. They arrived at church 10pm Friday, April 19 and broke the fast with a communion service 8am Sunday morning, and then had a spectacular breakfast! Service projects included road clean-up for the Fenton DPW and yard work at Adopt-a-Pet. Pledges are still being taken through April 28th. $30 feeds one child for one month; our goal is to feed 10 children for 1 year!
Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream is a DVD study by Shane Claiborne and Ben Cohen (founder of Ben & Jerry’s). They state, “This study is not an apologetic for pacifism or nonviolence… But it is meant to engage everyone in conversation. It is a brainstorm – or a dreamstorm – of how we can move the world away from war… and toward love.” This adult study meets Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30pm in Fellowship Hall. (Dinner is served beginning at 5:30pm.)
The Great Commandment/The Golden Rule rotation runs April 14 – May 19. The children will memorize and understand the Great Commandment and the Golden Rule. The children should also be able to relate these to daily living, and to use them in their own lives. God connects us to all people; everyone is our neighbor because God loves us all!
The Great Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind… Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
The Golden Rule: Do for others what you want them to do for you.
The memory verse is: Leviticus 19:18 Do not take revenge on anyone or continue to hate him, but love your neighbor as you love yourself.
This is an adult Bible study of the Old Testament lessons in the Lectionary for Lent. The meal begins at 5:30pm, studies are from 6:15-7:30. We will be collaborating with St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, and all sessions will be held in our Fellowship Hall. Child care is available in our nursery.
This rotation runs February 10 – March 17. The children will learn that Joshua was a prohpet. He led his people into Canaan (the Promised Land), conquered Jericho, and renewed the covenant with God. Children will learn Joshua’s story and what it means to be a propeht – one who speaks for God. The discussion will focus on the meaning of the memroy verse.
Memory verse: Joshua 24:14-15 “Decide today whom you will serve… As for my family and me, we will serve the Lord.”