On September 6 we will start “Connections Unit Two: Living Confidently (The Apostles’ Creed.)”
The first session is the opening article of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God, the father almighty, created of heaven and earth.” “Connections” ask us “What in the World Is God Doing?” We will have a light supper at 6:00pm, discussion officially starts at 6:30pm and continues to 7:30pm. Kathy Krasity leads and coordinates the group.
To celebration the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reviewing Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Group participants have been studying from “Connections”, authored by Norma Cook Everist and Nelvin Vos, 0ne of many resource study guides provided to congregations by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
The program is a visit to the worlds God is creating and redeeming today: homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, and places of recreation and volunteer activity. The goals of this experiential learning resource are to help participants meet God in their everyday lives in many ways:
See their worlds as God’s creation.
Recognize Christ’s redemption in their lives.
Discover that they are already in ministry.
Be nurtured in their skills and gifts for ministry.
Live out the call of their Baptism in their daily lives.
Share their faith and life connections so that they can support one another.
Be accountable in their callings to God and to one another.
On August 30, 2017, we completed Unit One: Living Faithfully covered the Ten Commandments. Group participants enjoyed discussion based process of discovery: discovery of God, of God’s worlds and of God’s people.