28-30"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." From Matthew 11:28&ff, the Message
The last three Sundays this semester the PSF will sponsor a time of prayer and reflection for students starting at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Each week will have a specific theme: Faith, Love, Hope. Anyone can bring in something that reflects the theme: scripture, art, music, story, etc to share during worship. However, you don't have to contribute anything and are welcome to come and enjoy a time of learning the unforced rhythms of grace that Christ has laid before us.
Map to FPC (near VFW, downtown). (http://www.firstpresmorgantown.org/maps.html)
Themes for each week and quotes to ponder. . .
April 18 (Faith): I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, then you grow wings. (William Sloane Coffin)
April 25 (Love): I believe God is love: God loves the world. I believe God loves the world with various kinds of love--the love of creator, a friend, a mother and father, an artist, a lover, a scientist. (Sally McFague) If we hate ourselves, we can never love others, for love is a gift of oneself. How will you make a gift of that which you hate? (Coffin)
May 2 (Hope): But Christ being risen dies no more. In Christ's resurrection death is not postponed; it is overcome. (Albert Curry Winn) Hope criticizes what is, hopelessness rationalizes it. Hope resists, hopelessness adapts. (Coffin)