OF CURRENT INTEREST

Resources shared here are updated regularly in response to current issues that
we face as people of faith in today's world.    

 

WHY ARE PRESBYTERIANS STICKING THEIR NOSES IN POLITICS?

In this article, Presbyterian leaders in Presbyterian Church (USA) ministries say involvement in 'political' issues in foundational to faith.

As an example, check out the PRESBYTERIAN VOTING CAMPAIGN referenced in the article.

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

We are currently hearing a lot about individual rights, and many people align those rights with the Christian faith. But, what do the Scriptures say? What can we learn from the stories of Moses and the people he led to freedom as well as other stories? Read the article by clicking on the title above.

RUTH BADER GINSBERG AND THE BIBLE

Read what RBG wrote about “The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover” by clicking on the title above. 

IN THE RIVER OF LIGHT

Rabbi Irwin Keller offers this inspirational reflection following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

HOLY IMAGINATION AND RACE: HOW THE CHURCH CAN BE A HEALING FORCE IN AMERICA'S RACIAL DIVIDE

Watch the 90-minute webinar by Kerry Connelly, author of Good White Racist? by clicking on the title above. The author and presenter is addressing white people.  

ConnectEd Adult Zoom Class

Beginning Sunday, September 20th, Rick will lead an adult ConnectEd class via zoom from noon until 12:45, inviting reflection on the weekly lectionary reading after hearing the sermon and participating in livestream worship. Join the zoom fellowship at 11:30 and stay for Bible study and discussion, or hop on at noon. Bring a cup of coffee or lunch, if you like!  Refer to the weekly announcement email for information about joining the zoom meeting or use the chat button to request a link to join. 

CHRISTIAN HOPE ADULT ELECTIVE

“Hope” is Prospect’s ministry theme this year and is central to the Christian faith,

but hope is hard during a worldwide pandemic when we are quarantined from one

another and concerned about racial injustice in our nation. Rita Boyer will lead a

four week adult elective, Christian Hope, via zoom each Sunday morning in October

from 9:15-10:15.

WOMEN'S MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY

The theme of the PCUSA 2020-21 Women’s Bible Study, “Into the Light: Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament,” could not be more appropriate! If ever we felt the need to lament as individuals as well as a community, it is now. The study’s author, P. Lynn Miller, writes “When we lament, we move from suffering to faith. In our faith, there is hope. We lament in order to hope.” And that brings us to Prospect’s ministry theme for 2020-21, “Hope.” All women are welcome to join the study, led by Rita Boyer, via zoom the second Monday of each month from 10:00-11:30 AM.

EXTENDING THE SESSION: TO REFLECT ON AND PRACTICE LESSONS FROM SESSION 2:

​Look for examples of communal lament in your community or in the news. 

How are they similar to biblical laments? How do they differ from biblical laments?

 

Brainstorm some issues in your community, nation, or world about which you are lamenting. Choose one that is important to you. Is it an issue about which people disagree? Create a brief communal lament (a chant, rhyme, or a lament in the biblical tradition) that attempts to include 

all voices. What is the pain or sorrow that all share? How can two sides join in a single cry?   

 

Listen to "On the Willows" from Godspell, remembering Psalm 137. 

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.

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