Sunday, March 26, guest theologian Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary president Sara Wenger Shenk will join us at CMF leading adult forum and preaching in worship on “Beauty that saves the world”, Isaiah 52:7-10, Matthew 5:1-16 Adult Forum: “The church is dead. Long live the church.” Guest theologian Wenger Shenk will visit the widespread anxiety and evidence of a church that is in decline in the West, noting how everything we normally point to as a sign of life is in decline. And yet, what a “yeasty time” it is, when many are finding fresh ways to blend the old and the new, and new forms of church are emerging, which makes it a time of great ferment and hope. She will point in particular, to ways that care for creation and renewal of the earth itself are stirring people to action, born of theological wonder, reverential science, and renewed connection with God’s Spirit—as noted in Psalm 104.
(Adult Forum starts at 9:30am in the gathering area off the sanctuary. Worship service will begin at 10:30am.)