This summer, our Sunday morning worship services will be centered on the theme, “Stories of Faith.” Each week we will hear from or about people whose faith has led them to make particular commitments or to move in specific directions.
The schedule is still being set, so if you would like to share your faith story this summer, please let me know so that we can schedule you in. These do not need to be “spectacular” stories (though they may be), but rather, examples of how your faith is embodied in the specifics of your life.
The first Sunday in June, Sharyl McFarland will share her story of how her faith has led her to do justice work to close MSDF (Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility). As you listen, if you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to get involved with her in this work, prayerfully consider doing so.
Throughout the church’s history, people have shared their faith stories in order to inspire others, to show how the Christian faith is concerned about real needs and issues, to invite others to get involved. Our hope is that the stories shared this summer will do the same.
Another opportunity to engage in mutual reflection and growth will be on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We will be offering “Food for the Body, Food for the Soul” beginning on June 13th. A simple dinner will begin the evening; conversation will follow around the topic of racism and the church’s role in both perpetuating and putting an end to this atrocity.
Jess Uttke, our Christian Education chairperson, will lead this conversation. She will be using the book, “The Hidden Wound” by Wendell Berry as a springboard for the discussion. If you would like to have a copy of the book, there are some available at church for purchase or it is available from Amazon. No preparatory reading is required to engage in each Wednesday evening’s discussion. Feel free to just “show up” whenever you are able.
I hope this will be a summer of growth and inspiration for us all as we listen for God’s Spirit and respond as we are called. Remember to pray for one another and to give thanks for this amazing community that gathers together at RLC.