This weekend (February 9 – 10), we will have a “focus first summit” in which some of our leadership in the church will meet about the “Focus First” process we’ve been engaged in with consultant Susan Beaumont since July of 2017.
In recent weeks you may or may not have noticed that many people have participated in what has been called “Focus First” Groups throughout our church. Whether you have been here 70 years or just 7 days, your voice matters.
Almost 280 years ago, a teaching fellow at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, was awestruck by an experience about which he later wrote in his journal “I felt my heart was strangely warmed.”
NEWS FLASH: Our church might be in a “parallel process” of sorts with the NFL (especially the Dallas Cowboys). Surely some of you noticed the drama that grew over the last weekend.
During this past summer, Tom McDermott and many others from our church went on a pilgrimage to Ireland. For a while before they left, I was almost the color of the Emerald Isle with envy . . .
This past Sunday Dr. Jim Riddlesperger presented to us some deeply disturbing contrasts in the “First Talks” Class (in room 350 at 9:30.)
One of the most disturbing things she discusses, is that research indicates there has been a significant drop in empathy among college students in the last decade.