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"I BELIEVE..." - MAKING SENSE OF THE APOSTLES CREED TODAY
Wednesday Evenings from April 14-May 19
Meets via Zoom from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Facilitated by Rev. David Hindman
For nearly 17 centuries, with the aid of the Apostles Creed, individual followers of Jesus have joined voices and sworn allegiance to the Jesus Way by saying, "I believe..." But what does that mean? Does it simply mean, in the words of Lewis Carroll, believing "six impossible things before breakfast"? Or is something deeper and more powerful being expressed? And whatever is being expressed, is it still possible for 21st century people to make such a pledge and promise?
During the season of Easter you are invited to explore the value and significance of The Apostles Creed through a six week Zoom study, meeting Wednesdays, April 14-May 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, and facilitated by Rev. David Hindman, a retired United Methodist Elder and former campus minister at the W&M Wesley Foundation.
In a season of great social division and rapid change, it is a tough time to be the Church. Cultural norms that give meaning to life and order to society are in flux; gender roles, notions of family and sexual mores, in particular, are rapidly changing or simply being cast aside. Behaviors shocking to many are presented by others as the new norm. Cultural diversity, tradition, new forms of religion, and a widening wealth gap all contribute to the tension: folks just do not agree on the fundamentals of life as they once did.
If that sounds familiar to you, good! Because that is the context of Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians. Perhaps more so than any of the New Testament, 1 and 2 Corinthians take up the themes of the cultivation of a uniquely Christian, godly character in the context of a rapidly changing, pagan world. Paul is deeply concerned with the moral witness of the Church at Corinth, and is determined to uplift the role that each member of the Church, and the Church as the Body of Christ, have in representing the Gospel to a skeptical, “heard-it-all-before” kind of culture.
Not surprisingly, 2021 seems a fine time to turn our attention to 1st Corinthians! We will do so on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings, using a Zoom discussion-format, from February 17/18 (the week of Ash Wednesday) and then journey through Lent, concluding April 7/8 – just in time to celebrate Easter the previous Sunday!
Along our journey, “1 Corinthians: Wise Counsel for Strange Times!”, we will pose ethical dilemmas that challenge us to seek understanding, using what some call a “case study” approach. In this way, we will reflect seriously on how challenging and also how urgent it is that the Church transmit a witness to a distinctive ethical, moral way of living - one that calls others to discover Christ’s love and power for change.
We will distribute a Zoom link by all available means, and all are welcome to come and be part for some or all of our eight sessions. If we can help you learn to use the Zoom video/telephone format, call us at the church office (229-1771), and we will gladly do so!
At WUMC Youth, we have three promises to you! We will learn your name and get to know you; we will read from the Bible when we gather; and we will always pray whenever and however we are together.
Youth (6th-12th grade) are invited to participate in weekly online meet-ups for prayer, Scripture reading and activities. There are some opportunities for in-person, outdoor gatherings with restrictions. Stay informed by contacting Deacon Liz Brendle Fox and the Youth Leadership Team at email@example.com.
For more information, visit the Youth Ministries page by clicking here.
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