Here at FUMC, we're going to be spending May and June looking at our church's vision statement. In case you don't have it memorised yet (we're hoping you will by the end of this series!) here it is:
To respond to God's grace, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, through worshipping, welcoming, discipling, and serving the diverse community in which God has placed us.
This vision statement is short and simple, easy to memorize, and does not attempt to exhaust all aspects of the church’s calling. However, while short, this vision statement is loaded with meaning and seeks to express succinctly some of the key aspects at the core of our calling to be the Body of Christ. Recognising the depth of this vision statement and understanding the importance of being attuned to a particular calling, we would like to come together as a church to look into, understand, and push ourselves to live out each aspect of this vision.
Accordingly, here's the sermon schedule for the next couple of months:
April 27: "To respond to God's grace, revealed to us in Jesus Christ" (Greg Thiessen)
May 4: "...through worshipping" (John Heinrichs)
May 11: "...through welcoming" (Lydia Cruttwell)
(May 18: Church Camp Weekend -- worship service up at Camp Squeah, Lydia preaching)
May 25: "...through discipling" (Greg Thiessen)
June 1: "...through serving" (Lydia Cruttwell)
(June 8: Joint Pentecost Service with FUSMC, Jorge Hoajaca preaching)
June 15: "...the diverse community in which God has placed us." (Lydia Cruttwell)