Week of 3/2 – 3/8
On Wednesday, March 5th we will begin our observance of Lent with the Service of the Ashes at 6:00 p.m. Join us for this service of healing and repentance.
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This Sunday, the class in Fireside Lounge will be Embracing Spiritual Awakening. The series, which will provoke much discussion, includes conversations with Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion, in which she talks about a new spiritual awakening occurring among Christians.
The Bible Study in Room 10, led by Roger Lyons, will study the lesson Control Your Speech, which focuses on James 3:1-12. Here James helps us apply love to the way we use our words.
In keeping with our Lenten emphasis on Caring for Creation, the class in Fireside Lounge will be led by members of the Earth Care Committee for the following six weeks. On March 9th, Roy Nix will lead a discussion on Transportation. For the Bible Study in Room 10, led by Roger Lyons, the lesson for March 9th is drawn from Isaiah 9:6-7: “for unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders, and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, (Messiah), Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” The prophecy of Isaiah and the New Testament accounts of the birth of Jesus are a powerful testimony to the divine origin of Scripture and its accuracy. The Bible is given to us; the Holy Word of God, to study and to help us grow stronger in faith.
And, as always, Coffee & Conversation are available in Fellowship Hall. All classes start at 9:30 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has always been an organization supported by this congregation. On March 28th, Habitat will be having it’s annual fundraising Gala. Habitat Around the World will be held at the National Orange Show and Events Center with an International Buffet. Tickets are $75.00 per person, $125.00 per couple or $500.00 for a table of 8. You can get your tickets from Tim Garcia or on-line at www.habitatsb.org.
ALL Church Camp
May 23-26 (Memorial Day Weekend) is when camp takes place. We do however, need to have commitments ASAP. If you are 1 or 101 (or any age in between) and you would like to be a part, you are invited. Visit the All Church Camp table in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour and sign-up! There is a cost, but we will work with options that are available to ensure that all who would like to participate can do so.
Meet the Moderator!
The Church: Communities of Worship and Witness, is the subject of The Moderator’s 3rd Colloquium on Ecclesiology. Please join Moderator of the PCUSA General Assembly, Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, and President of Fuller Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton, as we explore the connection between worship and mission for the Church today and in the future. March 17-19, 2014 – Registration only $50 . Visit this link for more information.
Know Someone who Needs Encouragement?
Our parish visitors co-ordinate our ministry of presence and care in times of need. Call Laurie Stafford in the office, or contact visitors Lynette DuClos Adelson or Mindy Rueda. Our prayer chain is always ready to hold you in prayer, contact Tommy Ann Freeman who will start the chain praying. If you know that someone needs encouragement and is shy to ask, please notify the church office. The answering machine can receive your call at any time. Thanks for helping us to love one another as Jesus calls us to do.