Bill Gardner was confirmed a member of Community of Christ today. We are thrilled to welcome him to our congregation.
One week from today, the season of Lent begins. The season lasts six weeks, culminating in the celebration of Easter, and is a time of personal spiritual renewal. Many people observe Lent today by choosing to make some kind of personal sacrifice as we make our hearts ready to remember Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
Our worship service today was filled with singing!
We learned about the practice of Taize (tie-zay) singing--a musical tradition in which short, simple phrases are sung repeatedly, often in canon. The Taize Community is an ecumenical monastic order of over 100 brothers from different faiths and countries. It is located in France.
The Community of Christ hymnal, Community of Christ Sings, was published in 2013 and is packed with songs of worship, peace, harmony, thanksgiving, community, and faith.
Please enjoy an excerpt of our congregation singing "What Does the Lord Require of You?" We are by no means a professional group, but we love singing together and experiencing the spirit that enfolds us when we worship in this way.
By Joelle Wight
We are faced with lots of choices each and every day. Our choices reflect who and what we have decided to serve. Sometimes making the right choice seems overwhelming and it feels easier to make a different choice instead. However, when we intentionally reflect on who God is and on what God wants for all of creation, we are more prepared to respond with a responsible choice. One way we can do this is through spiritual practices.
Today's Worship Service was devoted to group discussion about the future of our congregation. Where do we see ourselves going? What can we do better?
Community of Christ follows the Revised Common Lectionary calendar. We are currently in week 2 of Epiphany, which has focused on bringing light to the darkness.
Consider this scripture passage and thought: Isaiah 49:1-7
As humans we often fail, but our diligence and faith help us to be successful disciples and servants.
Join us in two weeks as we continue our discussion on becoming better disciples of Christ with the Beatitudes.
Laura Pennock was ordained a Priest today. We're grateful for her willingness to take on this new responsibility. She's shared her thoughts with us here.
May God bless us with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that we may live from deep within our hearts.
As I sit here and think about 2019, I think first about you. Yes, you. I think about how you have made an impact on my life, how you have formed and shaped me in ways that you might never know, and how your words and your thoughts and your actions have become part of my story, too. And for all of those things, I’m completely grateful.