Spiritual Themes

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Spiritual Themes -- Going Deeper
--from Rev. Bill Sinkford

Three years ago we began using monthly spiritual themes. In those three years we've covered themes from Joy to Death and from Justice to Salvation. I have been gratified to see the themes being used in the Learning Community and Adult Education, in our justice work and even committee and Board meetings. We are learning how to use these religious themes well.

This year, we will return to those first themes, beginning the three year cycle once again. This will be an opportunity for us to go deeper with each theme, to remember what we learned three years ago (if you were attending First Church three years ago) and, more importantly, to search for what these religious ideas mean in our lives today. Look for expanded Resources Packets on each theme with new readings and poetry for reflection.

We return to the following themes this year:
Forgiveness (September), Community (October), Gratitude (November), 
Hope (December), Justice (January), Joy (February), Devotion (March), Resurrection (April), 
and Peace (May)



2013-2014 Church Program Year

 April, 2014: Resurrection
 March, 2014: Devotion
 February, 2014: Joy
 January, 2014: Justice 
 December, 2013:Hope
 November, 2013:Gratitude
 October, 2013: Community and Covenant
 September, 2013: Forgiveness

2012-2013 Church Program Year

May, 2013:Calling
April, 2013:Authority
March, 2013:Freedom
February, 2013: Salvation
January, 2013: Death
December, 2012: Faith
November, 2012: Transformation
 October2012: Commitment
September, 2012: Grace

2011-2012 Church Program Year

May, 2012: Mercy
April, 2012: Redemption
March, 2012: God
February, 2012: Love  
January, 2012: Creation
December, 2011: Prayer
November, 2011: Evil
October, 2011: Gratitude
September, 2011: Vision

2010-2011 Church Program Year

May, 2011: Peace
April, 2011: Resurrection/Rebirth
March, 2011: Truth
February, 2011: Joy

January, 2011: Justice
December, 2010: Hope

November, 2010: Gratitude
October, 2010: Community/Covenant 
September, 2010: Forgiveness