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September Sundays

September 8, 2022

Join us as we return from summer to a new, exciting, worship and education schedule for the entire family. Adult Education resumes on Sunday, September 11. Instead of weekly offerings, we’re going to gather on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. In addition we will host another new members’ class on September 17. Also beginning on September 11 and continuing on the following second Sundays, childcare will be provided for young children during the worship service, youth groups for middle and high school youth will have a regular once-per-month schedule and multiage events are planned throughout the church seasons.

September 11

9 am Growing in Adult Education

The Power of Friendship. This week we’ll discuss David Brooks’ recent New York Times opinion piece on this study, “What Is It About Friendships That is So Powerful?”. Coming out of the pandemic, we’re rediscovering the value of relationships and friendships and being part of communities that bring joy and a greater sense of well-being.

10 am Sunday Morning Child Care

On the Second Sunday of the month, a paid caregiver plus a volunteer will provide care for infants through age 5 during worship.

10:45 am Multiage Church School

On the Second Sunday of the month, Multi Age Church School for ages K – 5th grade meets for Bible stories and activities.

4 pm Youth Group (Grades 6-12)

Youth group (grades 6 – 12) takes a hike into Patapsco Park followed by a pizza party, 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

September 18

Worship In Person & Livestream

September 24

9 am Growing in Adult Education

Many people struggle with perfectionism. “Perfectionism,” Brené Brown explains, “is not the same thing as striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from flight.” It doesn’t help that we find Jesus saying, “Be perfect even as your heavily Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48). As we’ll see, this is a poor translation. Jesus is calling us to something other than perfection, calling us to a better way.

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