Monday, January 28, 2019

Made for Mission

New Series Begins 02.24.19

It’s no secret, people long for a life of meaning, a life that matters for something more than their own personal comfort and temporary success. 

Yet, there are few lies that cripple the mission of the church more than the belief that only a select few are called to ministry. 

This six-week series is designed to unlock the amazing truth that every child of God was Made for Mission. As we journey together through the teaching of Scripture, it is our prayer that we will grow in our understanding of what it means to surrender our lives to the radical calling of Jesus Christ, who whispers to every heart, “Follow me.”

Together, we will discover the powerful message of God’s grace and what it means to share this message throughout every aspect of our lives, wherever God has placed us.

One thing we will learn in this series is that that no matter where you are in life, whatever career path you have chosen, whatever gifts you think you have (or don’t have), God has made each of us unique and He has called us to follow Him because we were all Made for Mission.

Join us at 10am in the Union Church Sanctuary in downtown Rockville, CT or online at UnionChurch.Community 

  • 02-24 - We Are Called
  • 03-03 - What's My Mission?
  • 03-10 - What's My Message?
  • 03-17 - Who is My Mission?
  • 03-24 - Why am I on Mission?
  • 03-31 - Bring Someone with You

Reset...Lessons from Malachi

The Book of Malachi is structured as a seven-cycle argument between God and his people. 
Different from other prophetic books that focus on discourses, the Book of Malachi takes the form of a dialogue or argument in which God speaks and the people answer back. 
God tells the people how he expects them to live, the people respond with a cynical question, and then God expands on his original concern.
Malachi begins by telling them that God loves them with a tender, affectionate, and unconditional love. In return, our only reasonable response is to worship him with devotion and sacrifice. Anything less would be disingenuous. Unfortunately their worship had become insincere, going through the motions.
God spoke through Malachi to these apathetic and complacent people, calling them back to serious worship in chapter one. God told them, and us, what he wants in worship. As an antidote to going through the motions in worship, God expects Our Very Best!
On February 3rd, 2019 we will look at three areas where we need to allow God to Reset our thoughts, attitudes and actions about Him.
Join us at 10am in the Union Church Sanctuary in downtown Rockville, CT or online at UnionChurch.Community 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In the first series of the new year we will be talking about how to actually grow in spiritual maturity. Questions like, "Am I moving forward spiritually?" "Am I stagnant?" "Am I moving backwards?" will serve as starting points in the messages.

Maybe you have had feelings that God is disappointed in you: "You did that again?" "You’re still struggling with that?" "I thought we were past this?"  Over and over in the life of Jesus we see that He always called people to higher standard, BUT he never condemned them when they fell short.
He was the ultimate encourager. He was always cheering people on. "Get back up." "Let’s try again." "I believe in you." That’s why people were constantly flocking to him. 

Those who felt the least worthy and most rejected in this world felt the most loved and accepted by Jesus. It’s really encouraging to know that the characters in the Bible faced the same things we do. 

So, in this new series we are going to get back to the basics and trust God as He seeks to build the spiritual disciplines needed for us to continue to take the next steps in our walk with Him.

This four week series will take us through the month of January, so join in at the Sanctuary at Union Church in Rockville, CT at 10am or online at UnionChurch.Community