Adult Spiritual Formation
Sunday morning 9:15 to 10:15 in the South Parlor
January 26 Matthew 25 Focus 1: Building Congregational Vitality by challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world.
February 2 Matthew 25 Focus 2: Dismantling Structural Racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
February 9 Congregational Table Talks in Fellowship Hall
Preparation for new Pastor search. What characteristics and leadership skills are desired in a new pastor?
Feb 16 Matthew 25 Focus 3: Eradicating Systemic Poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor – How we are doing it with Family Promise
February 23 Presbytery Leader Susan Orr will discuss the past and upcoming Presbyterian Peace Mosaic to Israel and Palestine.
Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. We recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious.
About the Matthew 25 mark
The circular shape represents unity and equality. Like God, a circle has no beginning and no end, and it symbolizes our continuing effort to help one another. The shape also suggests a globe that points to our engagement with the world.
The three interlocking figures represent the equality of all people without gender or race bias. They have their arms around each other, symbolizing friendship, protection and service.
The number three suggests the three focus areas of congregational vitality, structural racism and systematic poverty, as well as the Trinity.