During 2019, Wallington URC will be exploring various aspects of the Christian faith using the 'Holy Habits' booklets developed as part of the URC's 'Walking the Way' initiative. We are aiming both to grow our own discipleship and to grow our church, following the example of the early church as set out in Acts 2 vv 42-47:
They spent their time in learning from the apostles, taking part in the fellowship, and sharing in the fellowship meals and the prayers. Many miracles and wonders were being done through the apostles, and everyone was filled with awe. All the believers continued together in close fellowship and shared their belongings with one another. They would sell their property and possessions, and distribute the money among all, according to what each one needed. Day after day they met as a group in the Temple, and they had their meals together in their homes, eating with glad and humble hearts, praising God, and enjoying the good will of all the people. And every day the Lord added to their group those who were being saved.
Each theme will be explored over about eight weeks, embracing Sunday worship and small group activities, backed up by bible readings and personal study. Talking, exploring and sharing together.
Reflecting on the extent to which we see the picture that Luke paints in Acts 42-47 re-emerging in fresh expressions of church today, Holy Habits author Andrew Roberts explains 'when I was asked to think about how to support the nurture of discipleship through our churches, I suggested something based on what became Holy Habits. The Holy Habits series is a key resource for Walking the Way, the URC's focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission. By exploring these 10 habits in turn, the books explore how we can better recognise the presence of Jesus in all areas of our lives, seeking to play our part in building the Kingdom of God, whoever we may be and whatever we may bring to the table.
'There are no short cuts or quick fixes for today's Church or society, and Holy Habits does not seek to offer any. The point is to involve as many people as possible, to think and plan strategically, to be clear in our purpose, to work collaboratively, creatively and consultatively.'
Our Holy Habit for May-July will be Fellowship.
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
We are holding a series of four discussion groups to explore this topic in different ways, with both afternoon and evening session so that as many people as possible can attend.
14.00 on Monday May 20 / 20.00 on Friday May 24 14.00 on Monday June 3 / 20.00 on Friday June 7 14.00 on Monday June 17 / 20.00 on Friday June 21 14.00 on Monday July 8 / 20.00 on Friday July 5
For details of the venue please email our Webmaster
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