Fall has been a hectic time around these parts! But The Meeting Society has been as active as ever, even though we had to take a mini-break to flee for safety from Hurricane Matthew! We are happy to report that no major damage was sustained at anyone’s homes or at the church! *praise hands emoji*
The Meeting Society is in the midst of our “Articles Study” where we read 2-3 articles per week surrounding a specific topic. Topics already covered are: Family, Friendships, and Relationships. Next week’s discussion topic is Stuff. How we accumulate it, why we feel the need to and what do we do with our earthly possessions. If you would like to read along, below are links to the articles that we will be reading and discussing on Monday:
Downsizing the American Dream
How Far Can Amazon Go?
We hope that these articles will be thought provoking and it will be interesting to compare and contrast what the world says versus what God says in Matthew 6:19-21:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Have a great week and God bless!
Sorry this is late, the week got away from me. I hope this blog post finds everyone in a good mood as it’s the weekend!! That means football… fall weather (hopefully) and church are in the near future! Taking it back to a Monday Night….
We started a new study this week looking at articles with differing topics. This week was Family!
The three articles discussed topics that made us all open up about our family traditions, parenting, and special relationships. We learned quality time is so important and there is no replacement for presence! We also looked at the theory of a family mission statement, and or common purpose for increased unity and a feeling of being part of something bigger! The last article touched on phone technology and the art of distractions to parenting, now a days children see their parents distracted by phones, but what are they doing on the phone?!?! How might that impact our parent child relationship in the future.
All topics made for some great discussion, with some inspiring words from Pastor Greta who joined us. (written by Jensine)
Trinity UMC future
Jay’s Grandmother and his Dad and Grandfather
Baby Davis and his parents for his open heart surgery
Praise for Harrison Frost with a scholarship offer to Mercy
Bobbie and John, Pastor Greta’s friends with health concerns
A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God. – Ravi Zacharias
On Monday night we concluded our study of The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. We were finally able to turn the tables on doubt and discuss the arguments FOR faith instead of against it. We were able to come to the conclusion, like Strobel, that if you zoom out you will see that science and history offer more evidence for our faith than against it. Issues like the Big Bang Theory (think cosmos not Sheldon), DNA, and the Resurrection provide hard evidence in our God and Jesus Christ. Strobel concluded his book with summing up his path to a Christian faith into three words: Investigation, Decision, Transformation. Take time this week to contemplate your last Investigation…maybe its time for a Transformation.
The family and friends of Chandan Gouri after his untimely passing.
Adyison Harrah who was diagnosed with a life threatening disease and has just began the long path to recovery.
The Brittell family during their pregnancy.
Colin Neal’s (and family) sleep patterns to settle back into normal toddler hours.
Brett and Brooke will be gone for several months while taking part in a Dave Ramsey study to help them learn how to manage their finances and prepare for baby #2. Brooke has a scheduled C-Section on Nov. 9. Please pray for a safe delivery and for a name for this baby boy due to arrive in 8 weeks.
Jay’s grandmother, Susan, is struggling with dementia. Please pray for his family to make the best decisions to help her and for emotional support as they struggle with this transition in her life.
Jamie McAdams for discernment during her house hunt.