July 30, 2017

9:30 a.m.    Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms

10:30 a.m.  Fellowship in the Gathering Place

10:50 a.m.   Faith Formation —

The Sunday school hour today is a faith forum on sustaining creation.

June 18 – September 3 – Summer of Small Things

Life is busy. This is not breaking news. Our lives are full of important

responsibilities: work that needs to be done, people to care for, bills to pay, homes to maintain, meetings at church, medical visits to attend, kids to visit in far off places, and a culture that always expects MORE. When time is of the essence, what can we do to integrate our faith meaningfully into our daily lives? Let’s start small. This summer our worship at BCMC will focus on a different “small” spiritual practice or idea each Sunday that is relevant to the here and now and connected to the roots of our faith. Come and join the conversation!

July 30: Sustaining Creation / Dawn Yoder Harms/SS Elective: What is Creation Care?

August 6: Unselfish Self-Care / Susan Wheeler

August 13: Dying Well / Dawn Yoder Harms

August 20: Entering a Strange Land / John Tyson;  Welcoming New Bethel College Students; Children/Youth Sunday School resumes

August 27:  Holy Time / Eric Massanari

Sept 3:  Work / Dawn Yoder Harms

Additional Reading:

The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us by Sarah Arthur and Erin Wasinger 

Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life (The Young Clergy Women Project) by Traci Smith 

In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice (The Practices of Faith Series) by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore 

Practicing our Faith (The Practices of Faith Series), edited by Dorothy C. Bass