Every September, we introduce a Bible verse and theme that guides our education, events, and programming.
Annual Theme 2022-23
The Power Within
Centered on Ephesians 3:20
Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all we can ask or
imagine by his power at work within us. EPHESIANS 3:20 (CEB)
About the Power Within Theme:
We belong to a God who has a promised and preferred future for the world God loves. When baptized we receive power from the Holy Spirit to join God in making the world as God promises. Using the topics below, we will spend this year imagining, exploring, and tapping into “the power within” to make God’s future for you and the world a reality.
Imagine using the power within to:
RESPOND WITH FAITH AND GRATITUDE TO LIFE’S EVENTS
When our lives are rooted and grounded in worship, the Word, and gratitude to God, we are able to respond to life’s circumstances, and God’s expansive love fills us with hope and gratitude. That’s the power within!
USE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU TO IMPACT OTHERS
God is a gift giver. Whether you are age 14 or 104, God has given you a purpose beyond yourself that can reflect God’s generosity and impact the lives of others. That’s the power within!
EXPERIENCE GOD THROUGH SIMPLE PRACTICES
Life often feels too busy. Time and space to experience God’s goodness is limited. Imagine learning simple practices that remind you that there is a power greater than you always moving you toward wholeness. That’s the power within!
EMBRACE OUR NEIGHBORS WITH GOD’S LOVE
God’s embrace is deep and wide, and in God’s vision for the church there is a place for all. Imagine our church reaching out with God’s love and serving as a center of hope and a place where people from all parts of our community experience love and belonging. That’s the power within!
CELEBRATE THE FAITH GOD HAS GIVEN TO ALL GENERATIONS
God gives each generation wisdom and faith to share. Imagine the ways God’s dreams may come
to life when we listen deeply to one another and learn from the faith God has given across all
generations. That’s the power within!
Faith Practice Cards 2022
The Faith Practice Cards above are intended to help you build a healthy faith practice of naming your reality, and yet, choose to live into one of God’s promises. The pieces are meant to be mixed, matched, and interchanged. Click on the black arrows as you hover over each puzzle piece to advance through the various realities and promises. We encourage you to explore, experiment, and combine with faith resources from past years.
Intention Card Deck 2019
The Intention Deck contains 52 cards, each with a familiar word on the front. On the back, you will find simple and practical ideas that give shape to how the word might guide your thoughts and actions. There are no rules for setting an intention and using this deck. Explore, experiment, and discover what works best for you.