Join the Conversation

What an exciting time for us!  The Spirit of God is moving us to come together and celebrate our history while we discover our shared vision for the future. We invite you to join the conversation on Friday, May 30 at 6 pm and Saturday, May 31 at 9 am in Fellowship Hall at the Montgomery campus.

 

Fellowship Hall at the Montgomery Campus

Friday, May 30th 6pm              Saturday, May 31st 9am - noon

   Pizza and conversation              Donuts and conversation

Childcare Provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be joined by Rev. Raymond Hess, an outside facilitator approved by the Church Council, who will guide us in the process of intentionally listening and speaking with one another. It comes as a response to the interviews and report submitted by John and Vicky Dodson earlier this year. The report is on our website here.

We are asking for your support in several ways:

  • Attend both Friday and Saturday events. This is a two-part conversation. 
  • Wear an “I’ll Be There”sticker and encourage others to attend.
  • Pray for those who will prepare and attend the conversation and for our church that we will be inspired to embody all that God reveals to us. 
  • Join a 40-hour fast prior to the conversation. (see guidelines below)

We are available prior to the scheduled conversation to speak with you personally about your hopes and ideas, and look forward to seeing you in two weeks!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Blake                                                     Pastor Lindsey

Fasting is a spiritual practice that can deepen our prayer life, and allows us to make more time for God as we temporarily cut other things out of our lives. Fasting is an embodied way of praying. As we become less focused on food or vices, our concentration deepens, and we become more in tune to how the Holy Spirit may be moving in us.

There are different ways of fasting.

For children, pregnant women, people with eating disorders, or those under doctor’s care:

  • Eat regular meals, but abstain from snacks or sweets
  • Give up electronics or other forms of passive entertainment
  • devote that extra time to prayer

For people who want to do a partial fast:

  • Give up one or two meals during the day
  • Drink lots of water
  • Pray throughout the day, particularly devoting the time of the skipped meal(s)

For people who feel able to do a full fast:

  • Drink lots of water and juice
  • If you begin to feel ill, eat a piece of fruit or a slice of bread
  • Pray throughout the day, particularly devoting the time of the skipped meal(s)

Fasting is a time set apart – sacred time. Regardless of the type of fast, taking time to pray, writing in a prayer journal, reading scripture, or doing other spiritual practices is the key to fasting.

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