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Living the Kin-dom: Exploring the Lord’s Prayer as a Spiritual Practice for Social Transformation by Riva Tabelisma. Rev. Robin Dillon will return as a study leader and is joined by Rev Dr. Lisa Withrow who most recently was the Finding Peace study leader in 2021.
Jesus’ teachings in the Gospels proclaim the good news of the kin-dom or reign (basileia) of God. In fact, Jesus mentions the kin-dom 90 times in the Synoptic Gospels! What does the Bible tell us about God’s basileia and why do we call it the kin-dom? For Jesus, the kin-dom was not simply something to talk about but something we could live and experience. From the Lord’s Prayer to the beatitudes to the parables, this good news is at the heart of Jesus’ preaching, teaching, and ministry.
Come! Let’s explore together the heart of Jesus’ good news and what fresh vision it offers us as we seek to be in mission today. Attendees do not need to be from your church or even United Methodist.
Remember that the Youth and Children’s studies are independent, meaty, and fun events—not just tag-alongs for your children and grandchildren. Our study leaders are highly qualified and ready to give students a rich experience. They will join the adults for meals and worship and we are ready for a multi-generational weekend. Students do need to come with a responsible adult registered for the adult study.
The Youth curriculum is Seek and You Shall Find: Living in the Kin-dom by Rachel Mosher. Mikaela Ashburn and Olivia Dixon will return as study leaders.
The Children’s curriculum is We Are the Kin-dom by Kathleen Stone. Mary Beth Manns and Beth Canfield will return as study leaders.
All the study books are now available on the United Women in Faith website. Cost for the weekend depends on your choice of accomodations and is broken down on the Registration Form below.
Does lugging all your bedding and sleeping on a dorm mattress seem daunting? Perhaps you would rather stay in a nearby hotel. Ten double-queen rooms are on hold at the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance, (330) 821-6700. You could share with a friend and keep the cost down. And there are other nearby hotels as well. You would register as a Commuter that would include your study registration and meals at the Student Center.
Please share this information and the registration form below with as many as possible. Invite your Pastor, your neighbor and a friend at work. Also, don’t forget to invite those who have just completed Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our teaching teams are strong and are planning to share a wonderful and meaningful experience learning about the Lord’s Prayer.
Do our young people know why they should connect with the church? Mission u is a wonderful way to build this connection.
Please contact Elizabeth Feldman at (330) 465-5782 or via e-mail if you have questions.
President, East Ohio Conference UWF
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near Akron-Canton Airport.
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