If you’re new to First Pres or looking for new ways to engage with others and Scripture, you are invited to participate in any of our three Sunday morning Emmaus Communities (ECs). These intergenerational communities meet on Zoom in groups ranging between 20–65+ people, and are a great place to connect with adults in all stages of life and faith.
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Practices to Live By | Alternative Liturgies for God’s People
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10–MAY 23, 2021
11:15 AM–12:30 PM on Zoom
This year, ECs are exploring and embodying several key counter-formational practices of the people of God found in Scripture: vocation, hospitality, sabbath, justice, and testimony. Christ commissioned his disciples to be his witnesses—at home, in our local communities, to the ends of the earth. But what does witness look like in our current context burdened by pandemic, polarization, and the bitter fruit of racial injustice?
The arc of Scripture suggests that perhaps the Church’s most powerful witness is its life together—a community grounded in the ways of God and growing together through the cultivation of intentional practices. May these alternative practices—liturgies of our community—shape us more in the Way of Jesus and help us more fully witness to Christ’s radically subversive Kingdom.
May these alternative practices—liturgies of our community—shape us more in the Way of Jesus and help us more fully witness to Christ’s radically subversive Kingdom.
For more information about Emmaus Communities, please contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga, Minister for Christian Formation, at email@example.com, or Janet Sanders, Director for Christian Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.