This week in our Covenant Community Bible Experience readings, we've been following the story in the book of Acts of Jesus' disciples sharing the Good News about new life in Christ. They've basically had to just deal with situations as they've come up - there were no examples of what "church" should look like.
Except that all of the first Christians were Jews. They had centuries of history in living with God under the Old Covenant. Were they supposed to leave all of that behind now that they had received Jesus as the promised Messiah? And was the Messiah for non-Jews, too?
This Sunday, October 9th, we'll be looking at a pivotal story in the life of the early church: Peter's encounter with Cornelius. This story has a lot to say to us as we seek to follow the Holy Spirit's leading. I hope you'll be able to join us.
But along with these growing numbers come some expenses that we haven't budgeted for. So this coming Sunday we will have a "love offering" to help out. Please consider bringing something extra to give to this wonderful and growing ministry.
We're also looking for some "mentor moms" who would be willing to join the group on Tuesday mornings in order to build friendships and offer some encouragement from personal experience. Please see Lisa Whatley for more information.
We've run out of physical copies again, but more will be arriving in about a week.