Dear friends and members of Resurrection,
As we move into a new year—and even a new decade—many of us will be making resolutions. I have one I would like to suggest: embrace the gifts you receive because of your imperfection!
That sounds counterintuitive: most of us think about our imperfection as that which should be “fixed.”
But I am encouraging you to look at what you offer to the world because of your “broken places.”
To aid in such reflections, I will be leading a teen/adult study based on the book by Brene' Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection. We will meet three Thursdays in January and three Thursdays in February from 6:30-8:00p.m.
The schedule is listed below. The book is available at Amazon or at Barnes and Noble. I hope you will consider joining this conversation!
Also, if any of you are available on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-10:30, we offer a bible study at Resurrection. The group meets three weeks each month; check the calendar on our webpage to see when we will be meeting, usually it is the first three Tuesdays of each month.
If you have been away from church for awhile, I invite you to come back. “Perfect attendance” is not required, any more than a perfect life! But this is a place where you are likely to find your relationship with God and with others will grow in the midst of your imperfections. Worship is every Sunday at 9:15 am. If you need a ride to get here or want to talk about some aspect of your life, please call the church (262)-786-8880 or call me (262)-930-2726.
And for those of you with young children, we offer First Sunday Sunday School on the first Sunday of each month immediately after worship. This gathering includes a snack, craft and Bible study. And children are always welcome in worship! We have “Blessing Bags” available at the entrance to the sanctuary to help keep young children occupied and have a children's sermon nearly every week. We do not mind a little extra noise and movement in worship! It is such a blessing to all of us to have children of God of all ages present!
Hope to see you at worship and perhaps at one or more of our educational offerings!
Peace and joy,
Pastor Mary Ubuntu
The Rev. Dr. Mary Ubuntu is the spiritual leader of Resurrection Lutheran Church and has served in that capacity since 2003. More on Pastor Mary can be found HERE.