Martha O'Bryan Ice Cream Crankin' on June 3: Register to make ice cream (before the Crankin’), bring it to the site, turn in for judging, and serve your ice cream the day of the event with your church family. Purity could use the winning recipe for one of its new flavors next year. Visit www.marthaobryan.org/crankin to download recipe forms, order containers & labels, tickets, t-shirts, and more information. You can also email Burkley Allen at email@example.com. The Crankin’ also needs volunteers to make ice cream even if you don’t enter the contest. All proceeds benefit Martha O'Bryan Center, a covenant mission of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee. On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship. For more information, visit www.marthaobryan.org/crankin.
Children’s Ministry Workshop Opportunity: On Saturday, June 9 (8:30am-12:45pm) the Children’s Ministry Committee will host a workshop called Generations, Relationships, Christ: Getting Along, Discovering Gifts, Equipping Leaders. This training is open to the entire congregation and aimed at empowering participants to discover their individual gifts as well as providing tools to deepen intergenerational relationships within the church. Registration is covered by the church. To attend or ask questions, contact Chandra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Weekly Centering Prayer: On Wednesdays at noon for several weeks, you are invited to gather in the prayer room for an hour of quiet conversation and centering prayer. We will encourage prayer partners to bring brief readings about this ancient spiritual art to share with the group, and we will practice a 25-minute time of prayer together. April 25 - May 30. For more information please contact Mary Louise, email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
Adult Ed Lectionary Classes: Meet us at 9:30 a.m. in the Session Room each week. The list of Lectionary passages and leaders each class are below.
May 20 Pentecost — Phil Orr, Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27
or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 27 Trinity Sunday — Ann Soderquist, Isaiah 6:1-8/ Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
Adult Education for May 13 and 20: Carly Misenheimer will continue to lead classes on the theory of human personality known as the Enneagram and how it can be integrated into Christian practice. The Enneagram is an ancient system replete with sacred language which centers on nine personality types arranged into a chart resembling a pentagram. Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr effectively Christianized the system when he published The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective in 1990, and this book sparked a growing interest that crept into churches. According to Chris Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth, the Enneagram’s nine types form a color wheel describing the archetypes of humanity’s tragic flaws, primary fears, and unconscious needs. As a sacred map to our soul, the Enneagram is a blueprint for developing character that each of us carries throughout our life.
Dancing on the Edge Women’s Book Group: Our reading for May is Code Girls by Liza Mundy. All are welcome for fellowship and discussion in the Second Cafe each second and fourth Monday evening at 7 p.m.
One-Anothering: If you’re looking for a group that cultivates community and spiritual growth, come visit the One-Anothering Sunday School class. We are a group of women who share joys and concerns, pray together, grow spiritually and show up for each other. This spring we’re reading Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Come see if this class is for you. We meet Sunday mornings at 9:25 in the Adult Education Wing. For more information contact Laura Hileman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or St. Clair Blue (email@example.com).