In this time of disruption and before we rush to return to normal, we need to use this disruption to reassess which parts of normal are worth returning to. We are awakening to the reality that what we have experienced as normal is a big part of the problem.
We begin a new summer sermon series on the “BEatitudes of Jesus – Ancient Wisdom for a New Normal.”
The Beatitudes of Jesus are eight wisdom sayings that stand at the beginning of Jesus’ sermon on the hill. They are not moral teachings or a self-help plan as they are soulful riddles that invite us into a new way of being in the world, a way that is more in harmony with God and the world as God intended it. These Beatitudes call for another way forward creating a world our children and our children’s children will want to inhabit.
At First Presbyterian, you will meet people at many different places theologically and spiritually. And we love it that way. We want to be a place where our diversity brings us together and where conversation takes us all deeper in our understanding of God.
We call this kind of faith “Spacious Christianity.” We don’t ask anyone to sign creeds or statements of belief. The life of faith is about a way of being in the world and a faith that shows itself in love.