Our life with God isn't really about church on Sunday. It's about every day. Sunday is the time we gather as a community and celebrate and remember all that has happened and is happening the rest of the week. Our faith is lived as we walk with God in our everyday lives.
I have found it's the same for how we teach, learn and grow in our faith as well. It's not just for Sundays, it's for every day.
Last spring, I was introduced the Faith5. Faith5 is a simple way for households - whether a family with kids or teenagers, a married couple, roommates or single people who commit to connect regularly by text or phone - to connect with each other, reflect on scripture and grow in faith together. My family and a small group of other households from our parish piloted using Faith5 over the summer, and this Advent we are inviting the entire parish to try it out with us.
Next Sunday, the Reverend Canon Natalie Hall, Canon for Evangelism and Faith Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, will be joining us for our 9:45AM Sunday Forum to talk about Faith5. On Saturday, November 18th, 6pm-8pm we will gather for a potluck dinner where we will join for fellowship, games and to do Faith5 together. From Thanksgiving to New Years we will all try it out in our own homes regularly, and we will gather again on January 6th for another dinner to share how it went and what God is doing in our lives.
Our Bishop, Dorsey, and his wife Betsy McConnell will be joining us for dinner on the 18th, and will be doing Faith5 in their home as well during this season.
More information on Faith5 can be found here. You can sign-up to participate here.
Join us as we all grow in faith together, every day and in every home.
Adult Forum Sunday, November 12, 9:45 a.m. & Kickoff Dinner
FAITH5 ("Faith Acts In The Home)-We welcome the Rev. Canon Natalie Hall, Canon for Evangelism and Faith Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh! FAITH5 (Faith Acts in the Home) is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, that can be used by every household, from families with young children to elders. It takes five to fifteen minutes each day. When done over time, the FAITH5 empowers communication, deepens understanding, and promotes mental, physical and spiritual health. The five steps are SHARE your highs and lows, READ a Bible verse or story, TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, PRAY for one another's highs and lows, and BLESS one another. Our hope is to get 36 St. Paul's households to commit to try out this at-home faith practice during the season in Advent. Come to this adult forum with Natalie Hall and find out more!
There will be a FAITH5 Kick-off Potluck Dinner and Program on Saturday, November 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Undercroft.