Please join the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor for live worship Sundays at 10 a.m. You can join us at www.congochurchbbh.org, Facebook, or tune into BRTV, channel 7 for Spectrum subscribers. Our Fall Worship Series is Humility Revisited: Values to Ground Us. This series is based on Twelve Steps to Inner Freedom: Humility Revisited, Joan D. Chittister. This fall promises to be full of noise and anxiety, vicious sectarian battles, and cries of “Win! Win! Win!” wherever we turn. It’s not that the debates about the values that should guide our country forward in this present crisis are not important, indeed these are critical conversations that we need to be having. But something will be missing in the way we most likely will live out these conversations. In times of anxiety and change, or heated emotions and passionate commitments, our faith and scripture recall us to beginning with a place of grounding and grace, of restoring and remembering right relationship, from which all our actions and speeches can best emanate. We’ll consider this fall the value and gifts of Humility and how the practices we’ll consider of remembering and restoring right relationship can help us all navigate with hope and faith, courage and conviction the tumultuous months before us.
This week, interim Pastor Peter Ilgenfritz will explore A Changing World: Here in the “Promised Land”… What Kind of Freedom? “It isn’t what we have that is so much of a problem. It is what we do with it and what it does to us. Perhaps the things we have acquired have become blinders on our souls, jangle in our minds, confusion in our hearts. What we have really lost is a sense of who we are and where we belong in the universe – and what that means for everything we do.” Joan Chittister.
Send prayer joys and concerns to Prayer Chain Coordinator, Barbara Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org — note if you would like to have your prayer shared on Sunday during worship.
You may submit your offerings online at www.congochurchbbh.org, or mail to Congo Church BBH, P.O. Box 468, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.