OF CURRENT INTEREST
Resources shared here are updated weekly and include items related to worship at Prospect Church as well as worldwide current events.
To read a commentary on John 14:23-29, see "Coming and Going" here.
As Roe vs Wade and the issue of abortion take center stage in the US, read "A Brief Theology of Abortion" here.
Find out how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is providing aid to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine and how you can help here.
Find the 21 Day Racial Justice Challenge here. It is part of the PCUSA Matthew 25 invitation and was mentioned in the February 6th sermon.
To find suggestions for devotions and prayers for daily meditation, click here.
Read "Taking a Deep Dive into Structural Racism" to learn about the work of two New Jersey churches.
Watch J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the PCUSA speak about the challenges currently facing the PCUSA.
Read about the PCUSA response to the Colorado wildfires and other situations here.
Prospect is accepting the challenge to become a Matthew 25 congregation. Find out more about what that means here.
The Matthew 25 invitation includes the challenge to focus on congregational vitality. What is a vital congregation? Read "7 Marks of Vital Congregations" here.
WOMEN'S MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY
The theme of the PCUSA Horizons 2021-22 Women’s Bible Study, “What My Grandmothers Taught Me:
Lessons from the Women in Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus." What are Jesus' family stories and how did
they shape him? How do they shape us? The study’s author, Merryl Blair, invites us to wonder about
Jesus' grandmothers and what they may have taught him.
EXTENDING THE SESSION: TO REFLECT ON SESSON 9:
If you would like a brief refresher on the women named in Matthew's genealogy, read the article found here.
Read the author's blog about this session here.
WEEKDAY WORSHIP LECTIONARY RESOURCE
Experiences are more meaningful if we prepare for those experiences beforehand and reflect upon them afterwards. Weekday Worship is a resource that is designed to help adults prepare for and reflect upon each week's worship service. To sign up to receive Weekday Worship emails each Monday, please submit a request on the contact page or use the chat tool on this page. You can find the current Weekday Worship on the homepage.
FAITH FORMATION PLAYLISTS
Using variety of ways to learn, a faith formation playlist offers options for you to explore a particular theme, The path you take is up to you. Particularly during the pandemic, many of the options can be completed individually at home, but a few options involve zoom meetings that allow us to engage with one another. There is no particular order in which you need to proceed, nor do you need to complete all of the options. Different themes will be offered throughout the year. Click on the button to find the playlist.