2017-2018 Program Year

 

 

Theme:

HERE WE STAND

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Background- This fall is the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which began with Martin Luther nailing the 95 thesis on the door of the Catholic Church demanding reform.  In essence, at great risk to himself, he spoke truth to power.  He stood on his principles.  Thus:  “Here We Stand”:  500 years later and still here to urge reform and stand on our principles.  October will be all about the Reformation as Reformation Sunday is October 29th, but the theme: “Here We Stand” will run throughout the entire year: Banners, t-shirts, website, CE, music, preaching, etc...

 

Guiding Scripture:

Romans 15:13

 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

 

MONTHLY

September- Here We Stand, Over-Flowing With Hope (Kick-off)

October- Here We Stand, Being Reformed; Then, Now, and Always (Reformation)

November- Here We Stand, Grateful and Giving! (Thanksgiving and Stewardship)

December- Here We Stand, Preparing the Way! (Advent)

 

January-Feb. 13- Here We Stand, Spreading the Light (Christmas through Fat Tuesday)

February 14-March 31- Here We Stand, In the Shadow of the Cross (Lent)

April 1-May 13- Here We Stand; Forgiven, Loved, and Free (Easter until Pentecost)

May 14-June- Here We Stand, Empowered by the Spirit (Pentecost to the end of the year)