Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This Sunday I'm continuing my sermon series "DIY: A Faith of Your Own" with the topic of evil. What do you believe about evil and/or why bad things happen to people?  What do you think a Christian's or church's response should be when bad things happen? What do we say and do after a mass shooting, for example? And where is God in all of this? Come, listen and learn.

On Sunday, October 18 at 9:30 (while Pals meet in the Gathering Space; we’ll meet in the Adult Room), I'm going to lead a discussion on gun violence.  It's a topic that's been on my mind since the Oregon shooting, and as a parent it's one that hits close to home.  I hope you'll come and be a part of the dialogue.

On Sunday, October 18 we’ll welcome Rev. Miriam Foltz, organizing pastor of UKirk, to Faith Des Peres.  UKirk is a new Presbyterian campus ministry at Washington University and Saint Louis University that Miriam started in January.  I’m looking forward to hearing Miriam preach and learning more about how Faith Des Peres can partner with and support UKirk. 

And last but not least, if you haven’t checked out our Facebook page lately, please do so.  Like it and share it (sharing gets the most views).  We’ve been talking about how we can share our faith in the DIY series, and nothing is easier than pressing a “share” or “like” button. 

See you in church,


PS: Feel free to wear your Cardinals gear on Sunday.  Go Cards!