We invite you to visit Sunday morning, 4949 Caroline St.
Here is a preview of this coming Sunday's service.
Adult Education (2nd floor, Building B)
This Sunday, August 18, Bill Martin will talk about the Gülen movement, a controversial transnational modern Muslim movement inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gülen, an elderly Turkish Imam now living in exile in Pennsylvania. Gülen has won praise for advocating education, science, interfaith dialogue, and multiparty democracy. The movement, associated with Sufi teachings of Sunni Islam, gained prominence in Turkey among students, teachers, professors, journalists, and entrepreneurs. Among its most notable accomplishments are the founding of hundreds of schools in numerous countries, including the high-performing Harmony charter schools in Houston and elsewhere in Texas. Gülenist support helped now-President Recep Tayyi Erdogan's political rise but later became strong critics of Erdogan and have been subjected to harsh repression as result. For several years, Erdogan has pressed the U.S. government to extradite Gülen to Turkey. So far, the U.S. has declined to do so.
Children & Youth Sunday School
The PreK class - Ages 3-Kindergarten will read the lesson, "All of nature holds the beauty and presence of Spirit", Psalms 19:-14 and Isaiah 55:12.
Elementary class - Grades 1-5 will discuss the lesson, "Elisha and the Shunammite woman", 2 Kings 4:8-37.
Youth Group- The youth (grades 6-12) will meet at 10am in the purple classroom.
Our lectionary reading this Sunday comes from Hebrews. It is an interesting discussion of faith with a list of our faithful ancestors. Let’s consider who is listed on the roll call and remind ourselves of their stories.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-16
- Laura Mayo
This Sunday Jack Daggett will play "Reveries" by Alexander Glazunov, accompanied by Patrick Parker. Jack has been playing French horn for 7 years, and he is first chair in the symphonic (first) band at Mayde Creek High School. He has made All region and has received 1s on UIL solos for four years in a row. This Summer he was in the AFA symphonic orchestra, was principal horn for a new composition, and performed a solo at Miller Outdoor Theater. Thank you, Jack, for sharing your musicianship with us!
- David Lee