On Sunday, October 28, we began our new series, “Love Where You Live.” Jesus is one of the most well-known personalities in history. He is known in history as Jesus of Nazareth because that was his neighborhood. Here he developed empathy for the poor, the broken and the down-trodden. In this ordinary place, Jesus’ extraordinary vision for the kingdom of God evolved. And his love and esteem for his neighborhood is evident from how much time he spent in Galilee during his public ministry. To him, it was beautiful.
In this series we aim to fall in love with our neighborhoods; to see beauty with fresh eyes, and to develop a vision for how we can be agents of love, peace and hope right where we live. We could take our neighborhoods for granted, overlook their inherent and unique beauty, and even wish we lived somewhere more glamorous. Or we could see them as places of wonder and loveliness! For 4 weeks, we’ll explore how we can serve, befriend and celebrate our neighborhood in the way that Jesus did. Together we will work to become better neighbors and make our neighborhoods better places. Download the materials here.
|October 28||Serving our Neighborhoods||Matthew Dyer|
|November 4||Day of Service||N/A|
|November 11||Befriending our Neighborhoods||Matthew Dyer|
|November 18||Celebrating Our Neighborhoods||Ruth Campbell|