November 6: Forgiveness

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Returning guest speaker Sam Gugino begins our monthly ministry theme of Healing with his message, “Forgiveness.” Nelson Mandela had many commendable qualities, not least was the courage to maintain his principles despite 27 years in prison. But his most admirable quality was his ability to forgive. Instead of retribution, he chose forgiveness. And in doing so, South Africa changed from the brutality of apartheid to the freedom of democracy, without a civil war. How can we learn from Mandela’s example, that forgiveness is strength, not weakness? And that forgiveness heals the forgiver as well as the forgiven.

The Mill Creek Choir will perform for us, under the direction of Kristen Tosh-Morelli and accompanied by Pam Allenstein.

Children’s Religious Education/ Exploration (RE)

This Sunday we begin exploring the theme of “Healing”. Parents, please bring a baby picture of your child to class (you will get it back and it should still be in good shape when returned). How can kids help each other heal and stay safe? We will be reading a funny story about “The Day the Babies Crawled Away”, and then we will be looking at just how much our kids have changed since being infants. We welcome and look forward to children coming to Classroom One on Sunday after the Story For All Ages!

Adult Religious Education

Come early! Our Adult Religious Education group meets every Sunday at 9:15 am in the MacArtor Library. This week we continue the discussion led by Bob Broesler. As we struggle to the end of a deeply troublesome election season, we would do well to hearken back to the teachings of transcendentalist Theodore Parker and his powerful impact upon the seminal thinking of Abraham Lincoln. This discussion will explore Parker’s concept of the transcendental ideal and how he powerfully influenced Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. We will explore over a three week period the implications of these theories for today’s generation and how we can find a vibrant message of “transcendence” for our generation, including today’s so-called Millennials.

It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!