With our “20-20 hindsight” Christianity, we have become spiritual sleepwalkers! We know the story, how the plot comes out, who the winners are, and what the winning team is all about. Yet all this “knowing” gets in the way. What was Jesus’ mission and message REALLY about?
This study will shock you awake and get you started on the path Jesus intended for all to follow. It is not about “right” belief; but about “right” practice. Jesus is proposing a total meltdown and recasting of human consciousness.
Join us in an eight-week study that explores what Jesus was talking about, how he walked his talk, and end with five Christian Wisdom practices that will help us make the transformation.
Cindy Norton leads a study called “Jesus Revisited: Putting on the Mind of Christ” beginning Tuesday night, April 17th and for each of 8 weeks. We meet in the William Stokes Friendship Hall on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 pm. Come early and bring your bag dinner to eat with others who gather early.
As we continue our journey through lent and now enter into Holy Week, we pause to reflect on the sacrifice made and the Love that was shown through the events of this week. We acknowledge that through the unconditional and reckless love that Jesus freely gave, that we are called to Love in the same way; freely and unconditionally. We are reminded that through the pain and suffering of darkness of this week, there’s a bright and glorious light that awaits us! The light of Jesus Christ!
Please join us as we journey through this week:
- Spy Wednesday as we focus on Judas and consider the topic of Betrayal in a way that you may have never thought of!
- Maundy Thursday as we focus on “The Last Supper.” Joining in communion with one another - a new take and mind changing experience on a tradition with powerful meaning; though it may not be what you think!
- Good Friday as we visit Jesus in those finals hours and focus on the sacrifice made. We will focus on stations of the cross and how they are applicable to us today as we reflect, meditate, and renew our call to action.
- Holy Saturday when the church will be open for you to come by and sit for a moment or a while in prayer and meditation. We encourage you to come and spend time at the foot of the cross as you reflect on your own spiritual journey and also to pray for justice. When we come together in prayer, it changes things, it moves us to action!
Let this journey prepare you for your future, for your ministry!
Tuesday Night Bible Study returns on February 6, 2018, and for each of 8 weeks through the end of March. The first session on February 6th is absolutely required if you plan to be a part of this study. Otherwise, the remaining classes probably won’t make sense.
Join us as we install the fifth pastor of St. John's MCC and celebrate our 42nd birthday. The Rev. Terri Steed Pierce, Pastor of Joy MCC in Orlando, Florida, is our Anniversary Guest Preacher, and many former Pastors of St. John's MCC along with other special guests will be here to help us celebrate on Saturday. More details coming...!