Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over, and it's time to start getting back into the swing of things. Except, not really. With Covid still a thing, we are continuing to 'do church' digitally. But that doesn't mean we aren't still connected. In fact, it's more important than ever to stay in touch with your faith family. Walking in God's Way and Serving in God's World is group activity!
It is a lot more difficult to stick to your spiritual practices when you're on your own.
That's why we are offering a number of ways to stay connected:
Coffee & Conversation:
One of the things people miss most about worshiping remotely is catching up with their friends on Sunday after the service. So - starting September 13th - we will be hosting a Zoom meet-up on Sundays at 11 am. Grab your favourite beverage, maybe a snack, and drop in for a chat.
Read & Reflect Daily Scripture Readings
Attached here is your calendar of Daily Scripture Readings for September. Reading and reflecting on scripture is the #1 catalyst to grow your faith, even more so when you engage in conversation about what you've read. So to help you out, we will be posting the scripture readings, reflections, and discussion starters each day on our Facebook Group.
It's easy to join our Facebook Group - Members and Friends of Marshall Memorial.
Just send Richard Hamilton a Facebook message, and he will add you to the group.
Zoom Bible Study - 1 pm on Wednesdays starting September 16th
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23)
Faith formation is the process of being formed into the likeness of Christ for the sake of others. It is through this process that the Holy Spirit works in us, enabling us to Walk in God's Way and Serve in God's World. Life in the Spirit produces fruit, which is the visible sign of our transformation. Focusing on and praying for the Fruit of the Spirit helps us grow in our faith.
In this 9-week study, we will be looking at the Fruit of the Holy Spirit as described by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Please contact Judy VanDuzer - email@example.com - to sign up for the group. Here's a pdf of the Participant's Guide for the series. If you are interested in this topic but unable to attend the Zoom group on Wednesday afternoons, please contact Judy and she will forward the material for you to study on your own.
Bible Study with Rev. Kevin - 7 pm on Wednesdays starting September 16th
Rev. Kevin is returning with his popular evening of study and reflection, focusing on the scriptures from the daily Read & Reflect calendar that will be basis of each week's sermon.