One Word (1/7)
Lose the long list of resolutions! We will begin the process to choose one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. Led by Pastor Laurie Haas.
Justice or JustUs (1/14 & 1/21)
Leaning heavily on Micah 6:8 and the teachings of Jesus we’ll explore what it means to be a justice oriented Christ follower especially during these tumultuous times? Will we live with a clenched fist or an open hand? This class will be very interactive with questions encouraged and insights by participants welcomed.
Rev. Mike Murphy will be the group facilitator and guide. Before retiring to Sarasota with his wife Anita he served as the Director of Spiritual Transformation at Breakthrough Urban Ministries on the west side of Chicago and also served as a Teaching Pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook, IL. At Church of the Palms, Mike has been actively involved with the Race and Church Team. In the greater community, he is involved with the Suncoast Anti-Racism Initiative and the Manasota Interracial Book Club.
The Practice of Generosity: Becoming the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (2/4)
Join Dr. McConnell and the rest of our pastoral team as we wonder together about becoming the kind of person who naturally lives into the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We will consider the Biblical and theological principles behind the “abundant life” and how we might allow our “cup to run over”.
Lenten Study: Love God, Neighbor, Enemy (Begins 2.18)
Love of God and neighbor is not fully expressed if we are only loving when it is convenient or comfortable. We will explore the call to love through action by serving a stranger, showing mercy, washing another’s feet, being courageous, and living peaceably.