New Sermon Series Begins on Sunday
The recent campaign and election revealed that we are a deeply divided nation. Social media creates echo chambers where we listen to people we already agree with and we fail to engage in constructive ways with others. Our United States is becoming in many ways less united. And yet, Christ calls us clearly to love our neighbor and build bridges of compassion and understanding with those who are different. The series, entitled Can We Be Civil? starts on January 15 and runs through February. Here is a preview of the first two weeks:
Sunday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr Weekend
Sermon title: Morality, Manners and the Etiquette of Democracy 1 John 3:11-20
Just prior to the inauguration of a new president that has a higher unfavorable rating than any modern president-elect, we will examine what civility looks like and how we might mend the many divisions among us.
Sunday, January 22
Sermon Title: You Have to be Carefully Taught 1 John 3:11-20
Civility is learned and acquired as it is modeled and taught in our families, our schools, and our religious communities. We learn to get along with each other in these three places. What can we be doing as a church to teach and promote civility in the wider community?
See you in church!