How to Develop a Sustainable Faith, or Rule of Life 101

23 02 2010

Sunday, February 21, was a significant day at Bethany, and not just because we enjoyed the play of sun off the wall at the front of the Sanctuary, and then were able to visit with one another outside between services.  Sunday was significant because that is the day that many of us committed in our hearts to develop a Rule of Life for the next three months; 658 of us declared that intention by putting our card of commitment in one of the pots at the front of the Sanctuary and the Chapel.

If you missed the message, I encourage you to listen to it online and be sure to pick up a Rule of Life Booklet next Sunday at the information desk.  In the booklet, you will find articles about the four disciplines that we at Bethany will be focusing on over the next year:  prayer, Scripture reading, generosity, and service.  There are a variety of resources listed throughout the booklet, as well as a form at the back where you can write down your intentions.

Want to get connected with others in the Bethany community who are practicing Rule of Life? Come to Rule of Life 101, a new class that meets Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8pm in Classroom A. This five-week class includes an introductory session, followed by sessions taught on each of the four Rule of Life disciplines we’re exploring at Bethany this year. The current class ends March 24, and there is another Rule of Life 101 class beginning Sunday, April 18. This class will be Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am in Classroom B, from April 18 through May 16.

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