Summer Family Hour: Faith on the Big Screen
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Jones Hall
Parents, kids, and teens: come enjoy breakfast, and see how popular family-friendly films express truths about our faith. There will be optional childcare for ages 4 and under.
- June 11 – 25: Superheroes
- July 2 – 16: Disney
- July 23: Cheaper by the Dozen
- July 30: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- August 6 – 20: Harry Potter
- August 27: Mission Trip Reports
- September 3: Labor Day breakfast potluck
Technology, Faith, and Families
Phone Apps for Bible Reading and Devotions
- ReadingPlan: Has a variety of preloaded, and downloadable Bible reading plans
- Read Scripture (by Crazy Love Ministries): Year-long Bible reading plan supplemented with videos from the Bible Project
- Bible Gateway: Has a variety of devotionals, reading plans and Bible online options. Can also subscribe by email for a vast array of newsletters, daily or weekly personal or family devotionals.
- The Bible (by lifechurch.tv): Has a variety of reading plans/devotionals on different topics or for different groups (men, women, youth, kids, etc.)
- iDisciple: Comprehensive resource for daily devotionals, sermons, articles, music and more for your phone, tablet, and computer.
- Bible (by Olive Tree): Study Bible with maps, etc. and reading plans.
- Daily Prayer (PCUSA): Based on Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, including: psalms for the day, lectionary readings, and prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.
Articles and Websites
- Take Back Your Brain - Wall Street Journal
- iRules: Help with developing a home digital strategy
- Screenagers: Movie shown locally in the months ahead
- Common Sense Media: Resources, guides and reviews of what’s on your kid’s screen
- Beyond the Screen:Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone Generation by Andrew Zirschky
- Right Click: Parenting your T eenager in a Digital Media World by Art Bamford, Kara Powell, Brad Griffin
- “Connected but Alone," TED Talk by Sherry Turkle
Baptism is the sign and seal of being born into the Body of Jesus Christ. As a sign, it points to something else beyond the water — new life from God. As a seal, it is a sacrament commanded by our Lord Jesus.
In the Presbyterian church, infants and children may be baptized, or a person may choose to be baptized for the first time as an adult. The New Testament reports predominantly adult baptisms, but does indicate that families also received the sacrament, e.g., the Philippian jailer and family in Acts 16. In Peter’s Pentecost sermon, he indicated that the new covenant “is for you and your children.”
Baptism always happens during a full Sunday worship service, because it involves the whole covenant community. An ordained minister of the church places water on the person’s head and baptizes him or her, “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, a pastor will meet with you to discuss this commitment; please contact Betty Conn.
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