First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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Soup & Bread Supper & Study

Starting February 21 at 5:30 PM

    Our traditional Lenten Soup and Bread Supper will start again on February 21 at 5:30 each Wednesday for six weeks. The soups and breads are arranged by various committees in the church.
    The study this year will be led by Pastor Jim. Fear of the Other, No Fear in Love, is written by William H. Willimon and is described as follows:

Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. This five-week DVD based study invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the New Testament understanding of Gentile outsiders grafted into the covenant community, this study invites readers to an on the ground faith that hearkens to a soliciting and revealing God—the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers immigrants, and those without status.
     Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall or call the church office (524-3289) if you plan to come. Books can be obtained in the church office for $10 or on your own.

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