Over the past week in Taipei, it was a spiritually enriching experience as I worshipped with believers from many countries in various languages, and I was reminded what a BIG God we love and serve! Among those I met, there was a female Presbyterian pastor from Korea who is straight and affirming, and a transgender Anglican pastor from Japan, and they both continue to love and serve their congregations and the wider community in the face of much challenges and opposition. I hope at Amplify, they were as inspired and encouraged as I was, as we united our hearts and voices in worship, and heard and witnessed what God is doing around the world.
We are all on our spiritual journeys and it is such a joy and privilege that we have each other to journey with here at FCC. As we enter the pre-Advent season, I would like to invite you to join us for a Bible study series, In the Footsteps of Jesus. We are preparing this 4-part series for the team visiting Israel in December but this is for the whole church as we approach the Advent season. Anyone who’s interested in spending some time pondering deeper on who Jesus is and what it means to follow in his footsteps is welcome. The sessions will be on Thursdays, November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Look forward to seeing you!