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Calling all lovers of the arts!

Calling all lovers of the arts! The Liturgical Arts Team would like to display art from the congregation during Eastertide, with the theme of ‘new life.’

This could be art that you already have at home, or something you create. Please drop the pieces off at the church office by March 25 with your name and a brief description of the piece.

If you are interested in Liturgical art or have some ideas you’d like to share, come to our next meeting March 18 at 9:15 in the Martin House or talk to Katie Scott.

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What to give up before you give up for Lent? By: Rev. Will Scott

I have decided that I am undecided on Lent—at least the side of Lent that beckons us to give up something for the sake of: what? Waistlines? Productivity? The sense of virtue we get by saying no to the doughnut at work or the second glass of wine at dinner?

The intention for Lent is preparation for Easter, a holiday that proclaims that we are ultimately incapable of discovering God, planning our lives, finding purpose, or practicing any kind of self-development outside of the help of God in Jesus. God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Giving up something for Lent, then, is less about the picture of our life we have planned and more about shedding the baggage that keeps us from God. How in the world do we do that?

Honestly, I don’t know. Each person might have a different answer to the question. But rather than spending forty days avoiding coffee or fending off the desire to wander onto Facebook, consider exploring what keeps you from God.

  • Is it busyness? Practice sabbath. Commit to coming to worship every week during Lent; say the Lord’s prayer before you rush out the door in the morning; or sit on your porch for a few minutes a day doing absolutely nothing. Someone once asked Mother Theresa what she did to pray. She said, “I listen.” What does God do, her questioner wondered. “He listens.”

 

  • Is it stuff? Give up something you own every day. Learn not to hold onto the things you have to tightly. Consider coming to Sunday School during Lent as we explore what the Bible teaches us about money and possessions.

 

  • Is it doubt? Come to worship. Acknowledge your need for God’s help through Wednesday Ashes (tonight at 6:00 p.m.) or Maundy Thursday communion. Let the church help you find a way through the wilderness.

This is not an exhaustive list (obviously). But it’s a start. That’s all Lent is. It’s an invitation to start walking knowing that God will carry us the rest of the way.

What to give up before you give up for Lent? By: Rev. Will Scott2020-09-08T16:05:24-05:00

What the Bible says about money and possessions – Adult Sunday School Class

Ever wondered what the Bible says about money or the things we own? Does Jesus really want us to give them all up? Come find out in a five week Sunday school series during the Sundays of Lent. Will will lead a survey of scripture guided by Walter Brueggemann’s Money and Possessions.

Sunday, February 18 – Sunday March 18

9:15 a.m. in Hollis Hall.

What the Bible says about money and possessions – Adult Sunday School Class2020-09-08T16:05:24-05:00

Know God Through Art

 

 

Art helps us connect our hearts with our hands, our faith with our lives, and our mess with our God.

Sunday, February 18
9:15 a.m. in the Martin House

Join us for our first conversation about what it means for us to know God more fully through art and discuss how we can integrate art into the spiritual life of our community.

*No artistic abilities necessary.*

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Fifth Avenue Food Ministry

**Food requests have changed!**

We continue to collect food supplies for our ministry at the Fifth Avenue Apartments.  The Missions Team invites you to join in handing out supplies each Thursday, throughout March, at 4:00 p.m.  Items needed:

  • tortillas
  • soup
  • canned re-fried beans
  • canned vegetables
  • dried beans
  • dried rice
  • cereal
  • quick oats

Regular sized items please.  If you would like to participate at the apartments, please call Peggy Rollins (706-280-5365) or Becky Jolly (706-260-8686) for a location (it’s changed from last year). Thank you in advance for your help!

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