Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

I’m looking forward to Church in the Park this Sunday.  We’ll worship at 10:30 at Lions Pavilion which is in Kirkwood Park near the tennis courts (look for the balloons but there’s a map here), and afterwards enjoy a BBQ lunch.  Don’t forget to bring a side dish, chips or dessert to share.  Everything else is provided.  The choir will sing and I’ll continue my sermon series “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism” with the topic “Is Eve Really to Blame?”  If you want to read or listen to the first two sermons in the series, you can find them here.

On June 7, our Living Creation Bible study begins at 9:30 in the Gathering Space.  We’ll look at the story of creation from Genesis in a unique way.  The first day is “The Awakening of the Creator”; for the first 10 minutes or so we’ll get a quick lesson on the two different Creation stories (Genesis 1 and 2) and then Susan Marting will lead us in tai chi as a way for us to “awaken” to creation.  Tai chi is gentle movement; wear comfortable clothes but no need for a mat.  This is for all ages, so come and enjoy the relaxed days of summer!

After church we’ll hold our annual meeting, unveil our new vision and mission statements, our values, two goals that will guide us for the next 5 years, and approve a new governance structure to assist in meeting those goals.  I encourage you to come because this will affect you!

See you Sunday.