Dear FCC Family,
2020 has really challenged the familiar ways we do life and church, and we keep hearing about the new normal. But I think it’s more than that. After all that we’ve seen and heard this year, It’s about creating a better normal — asking how God is challenging us to do life and church in better ways. We started on a new sermon series last Sunday, A Better Normal, which will take us through till Advent and I hope it will be a series that helps us all deeply reflect on how we are living this life that we have been given.
Also, Miak will be facilitating a new cycle of the Beta Course in November, and this is his personal invitation to you:
We will be kicking off our Beta Course in November. Many of you would have heard of the Alpha Course before. It is an evangelistic course that seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith. The Beta course we are running is a different take on the Alpha course based on the book “Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity.”
We named it Beta because we are a little cheeky, as it refers to beta-testing – where a software is almost complete and is being tested for bugs. In Progressive Christianity, our faith formation is a journey where we seek to live the questions.
The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Cor 13:11-12 “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face.”
Join us on this journey as we create a safe space to ask questions together, and seek to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our strength and all our mind.
- 2 Nov An Invitation to the Journey
- 9 Nov Taking the Bible Seriously
- 16 Nov Thinking Theologically
- 23 Nov Stories of Creation
- 30 Nov Lives of Jesus
- 7 Dec A Passion for Christ – Paul the Apostle
- 14 Dec Out in the world – Challenges facing Progressive Christians
Do consider if you’ve not attended Beta before and you can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/fcc-beta-2020
This Sunday, we will be looking at a familiar verse with fresh eyes — what does it mean to love your neighbour in our world today?