Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.
What does it mean to grow in faith?
Have you heard terms like “faith development” or “spiritual growth” and wondered what they meant? Have you been curious about “small groups”? For many adults, Christian Education stopped back in the teen years, and Sunday School seems like something for children.
And yet, as we grow in years, our understanding of most areas of life deepens. We learn more about how the world works and how to build relationships with others. We acquire new skills and hone old ones. We get better at whatever we spend our time on.
Faith is like that. If we take the time to study and explore faith with others, we grow in understanding. If we make a habit of listening for God, we grow in patience and wisdom. If we learn to read the Bible, we find ourselves in the stories it contains. If we offer a welcome to the stranger, we just might discover the surprising presence of Christ.
Where to start? Try a Sunday morning class. We have five adult classes. Visit them all. It is okay to have questions. We all have questions. Growing in faith does not mean answering all the questions. It means building a deeper and stronger relationship with God. And that’s important for us all.
Parenting Group. Thanks to all who attended our 6 week session of parenting meetings with Jen del Corso of the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center. We will be planning special events for parents in the future; until then, we extend a warm invitation to visit our other Sunday school classes. Please contact Juliana Smith for more information.
New Sunday Morning Small Group. Do you wonder what the bible has to say about current events? Do you want to know how you faith can help you relate to the world? A new group, designed especially for young adults, at
9:45 am. We are an open-ended group.
Susanah Wesley Circle. The Susannah Wesley Circle will meet on Monday, February 18, at Panera's at 6:00 pm.