This Sunday we will engage in a conversation about Jesus. Obviously, this is a big topic and many, many things have been said and can be said about Jesus. We will begin with questions like: Who is Jesus? And, What does it mean to follow Jesus?
We will focus on Jesus’s revolution of love, asking ourselves what we might need to risk to live more fully in this revolution. What does it mean to live a life that is animated and empowered by love? And how can we be a part of God’s dream to bring healing, restoration and hope to our world? We will ask these questions as we explore the narrative of Jesus and talk about his risky, nonconformist actions of love.
In preparation for this week, here is a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. about nonconformity and a video about Kid President, who I believe is fully living into the revolution of love!
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood. The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific, and religious freedom have always been nonconformists.
From Strength to Love, p.16.
Also, this Sunday is the last day we will be collecting an offering for the New Directions Center, which is a non-profit community organization that provides crisis intervention, emergency housing, food, clothing and transportation to women, children and men impacted by emotional, physical and sexual violence in the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County and Highland County areas.
We are collecting twin sheets, trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, and financial donations. So far, we have collected 30 rolls of toilet paper, 3 rolls of paper towels, 1 set of twin sheets, 1 box of trash bags and $14. Please bring any of these items along with you on Sunday as we attempt to give love where it is needed most. Check out http://www.newdirectionscenter.com to find out more information about the life saving work of New Directions.
Please email Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information about the house church or would like to come on Sunday. Everyone is welcome, and everyone means everyone, no matter what!