Our next Adult Study will introduce a new book, and be held on a new day and time. Starting Friday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m., Herby Duverne will lead us through Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility.
In it, author Ellen Langer wrote about how “opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health — at any age.” This sounds a lot like God’s purpose for us. Together, we will explore this book along with appropriate bible references to make the connection.
This class will be held via Zoom on Friday evenings, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Due to the departure from our usual Sunday morning format, we ask that you sign up for this class. This will help us determine how many copies of the book to order.
Our new adult study begins next week on February 21st. Kim Burke will lead us in a discussion of the book, Lent in Plain Sight: A Devotion Through Ten Objects, by Jill Duffield. The author hopes that this book “opens our eyes and ears to the certain providence and power of God, allowing us to lower our anxiety about the future, lessen our burdens about the past, and free us to follow Jesus in faith right here and now.” Details on our Adult Study page.
On Sunday, January 17, Crawford had a special online service to recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the way that intersects with the tension-filled days that are filling the nation right now. At this time of year, it is common at school assemblies and public events to hear Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech read aloud, often from memory. However, Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail seems a more fitting tribute this year. You can watch the service here.
In 2021 we will host our first-ever Crawford Online Auction! The funds raised will go directly to supporting the infrastructure that allows us to continue to be the heart and hands of Christ in our community and beyond. We plan to hold our auction in two parts: Online silent auction, April 7, 8, and 9 and Online “live” auction, April 10. Mark your calendars now!
A new adult class is starting on January 10th. We will be reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.
Details on our Adult Programs page.
Join us online this Sunday, January 10th, when we will hear from guest preacher, Rev. John DeNardo. John, an ordained American Baptist Minister who serves as pastor at the First Baptist Church of Winchester. His sermon is entitled “A Little Peace and Quiet,” and is based on the scripture leading up to Jesus’ feeding the five thousand:
The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
Rev. DeNardo is a seminary graduate from Regent University with an M.A. in Practical Theology as well as a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Gordon College. As a Minister he focuses on providing leadership in the areas of spiritual and community growth. John and his wife Lynda currently live in Newburyport, Massachusetts where they have raised their two daughters.