Learning In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.)7:00 - 8:45 in Fellowship Hall ● Light refreshments will be served
L.I.F.T. provides access to highly qualified speakers and presenters with varying viewpoints inside and outside the Christian/Reformed perspective. We hope these evenings will provide space and time for open conversation and dialogue on a wide variety of topics. Each session stands on its own, but you are encouraged to attend as often as possible. All sessions are free and open to the public. Please note that childcare is not provided.
September 13 & 20 - The Shack (2-part series) with Rev. Amy Heinrich
In this work of fiction, a man is invited to spend a weekend with God, Jesus, and the Holy Sprit. His notions of the Trinity and his preconceptions about religion and Christianity are challenged.
This two-week study based on the major motion picture The Shack is designed to help people experience the life-changing goodness, grace, and presence of God. Using engaging scenes from the film, paired with relevant Scripture, this DVD-based study is an invitation to explore our own concepts of and relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We will also discuss why this book/movie is finding such wild success among those yearning for acceptance, forgiveness, and a loving relationship with God.
September 27 - Can Faith Make Us Happier? with Rabbi Evan Moffic
A look into what science and spirituality say about living a life of joy and meaning.
We think we know what makes us happy. But experience says otherwise. People today are more stressed and frustrated than ever. What can we do? We can turn to an ancient instruction manual . . . A prayer for life composed 2,000 years ago. We will explore the words of this prayer and the ten life-changing practices it reveals. It is not a typical prayer in that you just say it. It is an active prayer
Evan Moffic is a rabbi and speaker dedicated to making the Old Testament and Judaism more accessible to Christians. Originally from Houston, Texas, Evan graduated from Stanford University in 2000, and after studying in Jerusalem and Cincinnati, he was ordained as a Rabbi in 2006. Since 2009, he served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Solel in suburban Chicago. He blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Beliefnet, and speaks about the Old Testament and early Jewish life at churches, synagogues, and interfaith institutions across the country.