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Session 5 Leader’s Guide

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul  Session 5— “Do No Harm” Opening Prayer(5 min) Review Sessions 4 (5 min): Last week, we discussed how it is not our possessions or our homes that will keep us out of heaven, but our unwillingness to set them aside in the service of our Lord. This includes the ways we consume food, television, and other things.  Scripture (read in video): Luke 16:19-26 (Lazarus and the Rich Man) Video(10 min) Chapter Review Questions (5 min)  1. In preparation for today, we had three assigned chapters — (13) Power and Light; (14) First, Do No Harm; and (15) Population Fallout. Of those chapters, which was the most encouraging for you?  2. Of those same three chapters, which was the most challenging for you?  Breakout Room Discussion (25 min): 1. In the...

Holy Week

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Session 3 Leader’s Guide

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul  Session 3— “Rest” Opening Prayer Review Session 2: Creation is God’s gift to us. We enter a fellowship of praise when we surround ourselves with “God-made” things in nature. Loving God and neighbor is not a suggestion or guideline, but a commandment. The parable of the “Good Samaritan”, Luke 10:29-37, highlights the three human responses to creation needs: not aware, aware but not acting, and aware, acting and continuing to act. We must recognize the feeling of discomfort when we begin to act upon, rather than ignore, the issues of creation. Our unrestrained consumption is unhealthy to all our relationships. We must ask the question, “Will this_____ (thing, purchase, action, word) bring me closer to God?” Video (10 minutes) Rev. Joe Pool Chapter Review:...

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association – Education Series Research has shown that individuals who maintain a spiritual connection as they age have a stronger well-being and greater sense of purpose in life. Religious places and traditions often provide special memories, giving an individual or family member a sense of peace, serenity and joy.  Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of memories, but does this does not eliminate a person’s ability to have a spiritual relationship. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including members of our congregation.  The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a Zoom education series in March designed with the entire congregation in mind.  March 17 | 7 PM: “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” This program explains what Alzheimer’s disease is, how it affects the brain, the stages of the disease, and current...

Session 2 Leader’s Guide

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul  Session 2— “Moved” Opening Prayer (2 min) Review Session 1 (5 min): According to Genesis, God created the world, the plants, and the animals and called it good.  God created male and female and called them very good and entrusted them to care for creation.  We are entrusted to be stewards/caretakers of all that is God’s.  It is our Biblical mandate to care for creation. Scripture (Read in video): Luke 10:25-28 (The Good Samaritan), James 2:14, 26  Video (6 min) Chapter Reviews (5 min): Moving from Faith to Works Chapter 4: The Earth is the Lord’sChapter 5: Moving from Faith to WorksChapter 6: Too Much Stuff Breakout Room Discussion (20 min): Consider Psalm 23, The Lord “makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters,...

You Are Here

You Are Here: First Steps for Christians on Race and Racism  Facilitator: Rev. Katie Newsome (knewsome@fumcrockwall.com) Dates: Thursdays, February 11-March 4 Time: 7-8 PM Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89543417219) Summary: Join us for this course for this four-session curriculum created by The General Commission on Religion and Race as a first step for Christians who are unsure about what racism is and unclear about its relevance to individuals, the church, and society as a whole. This resource is designed for individuals who are ready to learn about how racism operates, how it affects Christian communities, and how people of faith can recognize and resist racism. If you are a beginner, this discussion is for you! Name *FirstLastEmail...