Weekly Activity. Write thank you cards to people who have made a positive impact in your life this year. Since it can easily be a busy week, I'm making this a two week activity.
Human Sexuality Conversation. Wednesday, January 27th, 6 p.m. The long-expected and perhaps dreaded conversation is here! Every so often we will take a week or two break but you can basically plan on every Wednesday at 6 p.m. will be a conversation through May, possibly beyond. There is absolutely no rush--there is a lot that needs to be said, to get out in the open, a lot of listening, and a lot of praying that needs to occur. Oh, and please don't dread it if you do. We will also practice how to holy conference well so that we can always rejoice in Christian fellowship, even when that fellowship involves some disagreement.
Stimulus Checks. This is not an event but in case I'm on my retreat or vacation when a virus relief bill is passed, I want to say a couple of things now. 1) For anyone in need, whether it be desperate or not, of government assistance to survive the remaining months of the pandemic, I hope and pray that our leaders can get it together asap to pass and sign a relief bill. Some of us may not receive a check at all, like last time, and we need to pray for those people as well, because even though a larger income sounds great it doesn't necessarily eliminate financial struggle. For those of us not in need, let's continue to be in prayer for those who are; as well as praying about ways we can possibly help. 2) On the note about helping, I invite you to pray about possibly tithing, or more, your stimulus check. If you need the money, please do not feel guilty about saving or using it all for yourself. However, if you do not need all the money, in whatever amount is passed, tithing the stimulus check to the church could be your way of helping those in more dire need as we continue serving our community through God's grace, and also make you feel good about tithing.
YABS (Young Adult Bible Study). Thursday, Feb 4 at 7 p.m. Amanda Dam will send out the Zoom info. Check in with her if you'd like to attend! Meet and greet with the new young adult ministry coordinator, Jennifer Wheeling!
Fellowship and Song. Canceled for time being. Some have found this as a great way to connect but this next Sunday I will be particularly exhausted and the Sunday after that I'll be ready for my vacation. If anyone else wants to invite others to their Zoom room after worship, please do!