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The Preacher’s Post:
New Year, New Season, New Possibilities!
And since painting is a creative process, I have found myself thinking about a creative take on my Pastor’s Cabinet / Experiment gatherings. Our next date for the Experiment is Feb. 20th, but rather than gathering in the evening to be playful around a church idea, I’m inviting you to join me for a day of engagement with the Washington Faith Action Network (FAN) at their annual Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia (see ‘Lenten Opportunities Abound’ below). This all-day gathering includes workshops to learn about where our faith connects with issues that affect our state, and why advocacy matters to people of faith. Just like before, I’ll need to know if your interested soon, so don’t delay!
Lent arrives early this year and we’ve got a lot going on, let me know if you have questions – I’m happy to talk about it! – and I hope that one way or another, I’ll see you around First Christian in the next couple of months!
Yours in Christ,
Christian Church of Bremerton is a diverse group of people seeking to
respond to the vision of God's purpose revealed through Jesus the
We believe this vision calls us to be an intentional community, which engages persons in Christian practices. These practices include the Lord's Supper, joyful worship, Bible Study, prayer, service, and inclusive hospitality. We anticipate being open to all people, discerning how we can respond to needs within and beyond our congregation. As a community we will listen to and bear one another's burdens, and work on behalf of justice for all God's people.
To embrace and manifest Christ-like relationships in our community, we desire to communicate Jesus' death on the cross and bear witness to His resurrection as a sign of hope in this world. We seek to realize this hope by finding ways to overcome the forces that degrade, enslave and oppress God's creation.
In this vision we seek to know, to discern, and to act on the Holy Spirit's guidance to become an expression of God's new creation through our personal gifts and resources. In our actions we strive "to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with [our] God." (Micah 6:8c)