I am excited to set off on a new sermon series that will theologically continue shape our identity in Fitzroy. I have been personally challenged to the core of my thinking on mission by the writings of Sam Wells. So I am now trying to apply it to Fitzroy’s pastoral care and mission.
On September 8th I launched the BEING WITH series by ripping Emmanuel out of Christmas and poking it into every nook and cranny of our living. I was amazed when I googled Emmanuel for an image and there was a manger or a Christmas star in almost every single picture.
For years I have been saying that Christmas should be all the year round There is a real danger of us leaving revolutionary theology with the words and concepts that we look into a few days of the year.
So, in September we will investigate this Advent word and its meaning and set out on a journey to unpack the pragmatic implications for our discipleship in our homes, Church, neighbourhood, city and world.
Expect to disagree with me, argue with yourself and begin to rethink how we have done pastoral care and mission up until now.
All wrapped in vibrant contemporary worship.
THE BEING WITH SERIES...
SEPT 8 - RIPPING EMMANUEL OUT OF CHRISTMAS - Introduction
SEPT 15 - BEING WITH THE CONGREGATION
SEPT 22 - BEING WITH CITY (when we will engage with the Belfast City Half Marathon - gathering to cheer runners from 9.45 - short service at 11.30)
SEPT 29 - BEING WITH ONIALEKU PRIMARY SCHOOL (including Uganda Summer Team Feedback)
OCT 6 - BEING WITH THE OTHER (guest from 4 Corners Festival, Clonard/Fitzroy Fellowship and Focolare)
OCT 13 - BEING WITH THE SACRAMENTS
OCT 20 - BEING WITH CREATION (Harvest Harvest - Guest Speaker Jonny Hanson from Jubilee Farm)
… more to be planned… into Advent…
No Sunday night event this Sunday but SUNDAY NIGHT IN FITZROY PROGRAMME STARTS NEXT WEEK - INFO HERE