Worship with Us This Sunday - 10:15 a.m.
Everyone needs soap. Some people don’t have soap. Our Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School class shared their current project with us. Soap. Eddie and Debi have helped these youngsters learn they participate in the mission of God now rather than when they are older.
The children are making soap that will be handed out during our Wednesdays Are For Others Food Pantry. Once a month hygiene products are included in the items available to those in our community who have need. Now they will receive soap made by our children.
One of our aims to to help our children learn they participate in the mission of God more by producing than consuming. While they may not get the way adults talk about these things. Their practical, hands-on participation will help their teachers continue to point them to a life that embraces faith in Jesus and puts other needs and interests at the forefront of their energies.
These are no small matters. In a recent Forward to a new book, Dallas Willard wrote,
How do we present the radical message of Christ in a church that has catered to the religious demands of the nominally committed? In other words, if we have gathered people into congregations by appeasing their appetites and desires, how can we help them deal with the fact that their problems in life and character – even “in church” – are primarily caused by living to get what they want? How can the cross and self-denial become the central fact in a prosperous consumer culture? (Renovation of the Church, p.9)
We hope to continue to find ways to begin early rather than later with this radical message of Jesus.