Herndon UMC

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March 6 | God and the Good Life (Week 1): Cultivate Character

Feb 28, 2022 | Worship

You are invited into this worship experience for the week of Sunday, March 6.

In 2017, Dr. Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, began to take a keen interest in a television program called The Good Place. Over time, this interest developed into a shared course in philosophy and theatre about the TV show and how it intertwines with a perspective on life. Since then, the course has become more public and is known broadly by a new name: God and the Good Life. This Lent, we’ll be looking at some of the core principles of this course through the lens of the lectionary texts for Lent in 2022. What we’ll hope to discover is a God who, even in the greatest spaces of challenge this creation has to offer, has created people to live well. (For more information about the course: https://godandgoodlife.nd.edu/)

Coming off of Ash Wednesday where we will hope to offer a full frame of this series, this opening message of God and the Good Life will look at the overarching theme of developing a “good Lent”. As we do this, we will foray into the first element of a good life, which is the cultivation of character. The story of Jesus resisting temptation is long told, but what does it mean for us? Not only is it a reminder that Jesus sees God’s creation as worthwhile, but also that you and I are not meant to fall prey to everything that is set before us in this life and world. How might we see this as an invitation to character development in our own lives and in the world around us?

The temptation of Jesus is a reminder that character is forged in the choices we make, and that when we value others more than self, we see our own character take on a more divine image.

No matter where you worship from, you are encouraged to add your voice to prayers and songs and stand as you are able.  There is a Bulletin to help you experience worship.  It includes links and information to help you be connected at Herndon UMC along with the order of worship.

This week we worship first Sunday @ 10am in Herndon UMC’s Fellowship Hall. This service is livestreamed on YouTube and herndonumc.org. Our second worship opportunity is Sunday at 5pm in the sanctuary.

Nursery care is available for infants and young children during the Sunday worship services.  If you have questions about the Nursery, contact mallory@herndonumc.org.

KIDS Age 3 – Grade 6 start Sunday mornings in Worship with their families, and are invited to join our adult leaders for their own hands-on Bible learning time after the Children’s Message. 

As always, we want to stay connected and are a community of prayer.  Glory sightings and prayer concerns may be shared by text, in the chat, through this online form, or at any time by email to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

If you are new or looking to get more connected or learn more about Herndon UMC, please email welcome@herndonumc.org or complete this online form.  You are welcome here and we would love to grow in a Spirit-filled relationship with you. 

10 am Sunday | Worship in Doe Fellowship Hall
& Livestream on YouTube

This week we continue to celebrate worship in Doe Fellowship Hall. Worship will have elements of both traditional and modern worship with music and a great message from Pastor Jonathan Page.

Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing.  Masks are required inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

A bulletin for this service is in the Herndon UMC App. Get the app (iOS and Android).  The bulletin may also be downloaded above, when available.

Prayers may be texted to 571-306-0540 or emailed to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

5:00 pm Sunday | Relaxed Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Worship with hymns, a meaningful message and weekly communion.

A bulletin for this service is also in the Herndon UMC App. Get the app (iOS and Android). The bulletin may also be downloaded above, when available.

Prayers may be texted to 571-306-0540 or emailed to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

UMCOR Health Kits

Donate Funds to Help Create 100 Kits

Herndon UMC continues to serve and share God’s love in community.  This winter, we continue food delivery for Afghan refugees and offer dinners for the Hypothermia Shelter.  There is also an opportunity to serve and support local families through Upward Basketball.

Your donations make all that possible.  Donations may be given online via Pushpay.com/g/herndonumc, through PayPal.me/herndonumc, through the Herndon UMC app, or maybe mailed to Herndon UMC at 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170.  If you would like pre-addressed envelopes, please contact julie@herndonumc.org.

KIDS CLUB in Person @ 10am

KIDS Age 3 – Grade 6 start Sunday mornings in Worship with their families. Kids are invited to join our adult leaders for their own hands-on Bible learning time after the Children’s Message, where they will be invited to go for Kids Club in the Preschool Activity Room.

The mission of Herndon UMC is to serve and share God’s Love in community.

 

The vision of Herndon UMC is to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone may know God’s Love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships.

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