“Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are exploring the power of these words and Jesus’ vision for bringing heaven to earth through healing actions, truthful words, faithful boundary breaking, and transformational relationships. Because we, too, are invited and equipped by the Spirit for these good works, in what ways and in what places might Jesus be calling us to bring heaven to earth this week? Homes? Work? Neighborhood? Social media? World?
The adult auditorium class was blessed by the words and work of Sarah Williams who helped us think through the power and healing that comes through listening empathetically. Her work as a therapist has led her deeper into understanding the power of simply listening to others without judgment and with great hope. Thank you Sarah!
Last weekend, 16 Fir Grove students and their families had plenty to eat thanks to the cross-shaped generosity of the Classical Conversations homeschool group and Westside, who together brought in more than enough food to fill backpacks. You may have brought in food, wrote a check, or prayed over this ministry--you were a vital part!
The Education team met this past Sunday, and the Member Connections team will meet next Sunday. If you’re not part of a community leadership team yet, consider joining one!
Family Groups are meeting this week to share a meal and life together:
- Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Westside building (Martus)
- Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Greenlee home, see directory)
- Wednesdays, 6:30-8:15 p.m. (Schneider home, see directory)
- Fridays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Christy home, see directory)
Coming up: The adult auditorium class will continue to explore the power of listening by looking closely at five listening rules employed by Randy Harris (Bible professor at ACU) in spiritual conversations. The adult conference room class continues a textual study of Mark, led by Bob Greenlee. The teens are brainstorming about a summer mission trip, hiking over spring break, and will soon begin a series of movie and conversation nights on Sundays--ask your teen and stay tuned for more details!
What does it mean to trust in the providence and goodness of God? Do we lean more towards practices of thanksgiving or entitlement in our faith? When is enough, enough? Come ready to be challenged by this important passage and reflect on God’s providence.