This next couple of months are going to be a lively time at Vermont Hills! I hope that you will come and be a part of these conversations and that you will use the opportunity to try something new
There are some big things in the planning process and we are partnering with some new groups in the community to open up places for us to serve.
If you are looking to get involved in something that makes the world a better place, we have a wonderful network of organizations the we are connected to.
We have also planned some fun conversations in 3 of our weekly gatherings.
- Sunday mornings during the worship service (10:30 am) we are going to go through the Gospel of Luke in hopes of encountering Jesus as adults. It might be time to update some of our childhood (or childish) notions.Jesus is a surprising figure and may not be as soft and cuddly and most people were taught as a kid.
- At 9:30 am we are going to look at World Religions. This will give us a chance to exercise our ‘inter-faith’ muscles in an increasingly global world.We will be using the book, “God Is Not One” to frame the discussions.
- Wednesday nights at ImBible Study (7 pm) we are going to read the book of Job and talk about how it offers a critique of formulaic religion (like ‘if you are good then God will bless you’).
This book is the perfect opportunity for our sometimes irreverent approach to the Bible to really sink its teeth into a dialogue and critique of ‘formulaic religion’. If you have ever been told that A+B=C when it comes to faith … you will want to come and have that challenged.
These 3 themes will play off of each other in a powerful way. The hope is that by being inter-religious, then deeply christian, then skeptical … well let’s see what emerges!
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