Deepen your Lenten Journey with a Lecture Series or a Small Group Study or both with Rev JD and Rev Priscilla on Wednesdays through Lent.
Being in a Community of Faith
Doveryai, no proveryai is a famous Russian proverb that means “Trust, but verify.” Trust is good; proof that your trust isn’t unfounded is even better. But where does this proverb apply in the life of a people of faith? Some equate faith with the phrase “leap of faith,” or, as Mark Twain said, “Faith is believing in what you know ain’t true.” Cleverly put, but that is not Christian faith. There’s nothing to be gained by clinging to a myth, a falsehood, or a lie. When life is raw and wretched, the only stability to be found is the truth, wherever it exists. Of all belief systems, Christianity is the only one that insists its truths must be founded on the historical existence of a person named Jesus, and that He said and did the things claimed of him. As Paul told the Corinthians, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins… If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied”.
As we walk through Lent let us take a journey together to strengthen trust and build confidence in our faith. In a three-week lecture style series we will explore the topics of Why I can trust the Bible (February 21 at 7:00 pm), Did Jesus Christ really live (March 7 at 7:00 pm), and Did the resurrection really happen? (March 21 at 7:00 pm). Rev JD will lead this series.
In a three-week small group relfection series we explore being “Called In-ward” (Feb. 28 at noon), “Remembering the Source” (March 14 at noon), and “Letting Come” (March 28 at noon). There will be opportunity to share stories, refresh listening skills and deepen spiritual practices for leaning into an emerging future together. Rev Priscilla will facilitate this group. Attendance can be real or through group skype of by phone (please make arrangements ahead of time with Rev Priscilla). —Resources have been made available through Prayer Bench Ministries—
Nashwaaksis Lenten Journey
February 21 - Why I can trust the Bible - Parlour at 7:00pm
February 28 - Called In- Parlour at noon
March 7 - Did Jesus Christ really live? - Parlour at 7:00pm
March 14 - Remembering the Source - Parlour at noon
March 21 - Did the resurrection really happen? - Parlour at 7:00pm
A JIGGS DINNER will be held on Saturday, March 17th, at 5:30 pm in the Nashwaaksis United Church Hall, featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, pease pudding and dessert. Adults - $14, children 10 & under - $5. Numbers are limited, please reserve by Thursday, March 15 from Rindy & Tom Austin
Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons 2018 Core Training at NUC March 24 (storm date April 14), April 21, and May 5 There are a lot of things you can learn from a book or a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out... Learn about the different kinds of Godly Play stories; tell a story by hear and receive supportive feedback; learn the fundamentals of setting up your own Godly Play space and program. To learn more or to register go to www.godlyplaymaritimes.com or reach out to Rev. Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Property Committee is looking for two members.
The Committee is very active in maintaining and repairing Church property. We construct different projects for the other committees and for the Church. We also help out with Church functions. If you would like to be a member of this Committee please contact Larry Forward. Thanks for your consideration.
Our Quilting Group is in full stitch! All you need to bring is a thimble and a brown bag lunch with you and drop in anytime between 10 am – 3 pm on Tuesdays! New members are always welcome! If you would like any more info, please call Elaine Crawford.
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