Adult Spiritual Formation
Sunday morning 9:15 to 10:15 in the South Parlor
January 5 Christmas and Epiphany – History and Around the World Celebrations. Twelve days of Christmas, then Epiphany. We have prepared, rejoiced and now experience the manifestation of Christ in Epiphany!
The remainder of January we will explore the Matthew 25 Initiative
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. Convicted by this passage, the PC(USA) is charged to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, congregations can help our denomination become a more relevant presence in the world. We recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious PC(USA)
Matthew 25 focuses on three areas
- Building congregational vitality
- Dismantling structural racism
- Eradicating system poverty
These will be discussed in the January programs.
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.