A Time of Prayer and Discernment
You’ve likely noted in previous emails, newsletters, and by word-of-mouth that we are considering five different vision initiatives. Our website has a summary of each. We’ve had discussions about them in Leadership Board as well as church-wide conversations.
However, THE most important part of the discernment process is bringing this all up before God in prayer. As a congregation, we must come together as one in seeking God’s direction for our future. This is why I hope you will circle April 19th, at 7 p.m. on your calendar.
During this worship experience, you will have an opportunity for silent prayer, as well as collective prayer, within a candlelight setting. We will not only pray for God’s direction, but also pray for our church leaders as they go about setting priorities and developing plans. Prior to worship, at 6:30 in Fellowship Hall, you will have a chance to learn more about each of the initiatives. Staff and leaders will be available for conversation and discussion. Childcare will be available that evening from 6-8 p.m.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the important work God is doing in the many ministries of Manchester UMC. I hope to see you on April 19. Also, if you have any thoughts or questions about any of these initiatives, please feel free to contact me.
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UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS
Check the website for details about any of these events.
- Easter Eggstravaganza—Saturday, April 8, 9-11 a.m.
- Palm Sunday Concert—Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”
- Maundy Thursday Living Last Supper—Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m.
- Good Friday Reflections at the Cross—Friday, April 14, 7 p.m.
- Holy Saturday Services—Saturday, April 15, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
- Easter Services—Sunday, April 16: 7 (youth sunrise), 8 (traditional), 9:15 (modern), 10:30 & 11:45 (both traditional)
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“Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos”
Paul Wallace, Author, Scientist, and Theologian to Speak
Sat., Apr. 22, 7p., Keynote Presentation; Register
Sun., Apr. 23, Dialogue Sermon with Pastor Greg, All Morning Services
Sun., Apr. 23, Lunch & Learn with Paul Wallace and Pastor Greg; Register
Delve into the intersection of science and faith with author and professor Paul Wallace
as he shares insights from his new book, Stars Beneath Us
. Dr. Wallace is an astrophysicist and professor at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. Purchase his book in the Narthex on Suns., or in the main office M-F, 9a.-5p; cost: $11. Please register for these free presentations, as they help us in arrangements. For more information, check the website
Last Published: April 6, 2017 12:21 PM
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