MCC spends the summer months diving into the scriptures. Join us as we unpack 1 Peter written to the scattered, persecuted church. This small book continues to encourage, challenge, and equip us for life in our world today.
Digging In: An in-depth look at Romans 5:1-5
As we come out of Lent, through Passion Week and Easter Sunday, we are comforted with the good news that the tomb has remained empty. Jesus, our risen savior, is alive and we walk in new kind of life because he lives. Conceptually this sounds wonderful, but does our everyday experience (especially these days) line up with such a victorious picture? What is the nature of our post-Easter life? Join us as we walk together through five meaty verses in the book of Romans which address some of our most honest questions about living as Christians.
Our ways of connecting are being altered. The structures of our lives are having to morph. And our rhythms are being totally disrupted. All the more reason why we cannot "give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing." (Heb. 10:24) So since God is still God, and the church is still the church, we are meeting virtually each Sunday to worship and hear from the word of God.
#sundayfunday: Why We Do What We Do
This hashtag on social media is a super-fun way that people celebrate how amazing Sundays can be. From very early in Christian history Sunday has been an intentionally dedicated time to gather with other believers to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and participate in various activities that collectively we call “worship.” How we do it surely differs in style from other generations, but do you know why we do what we do? During this series, we’ll look at what happens in church and why we love it!
Songs in the Key of Life
The 19th century composer Frederick Delias once said, “Music is an outburst of the soul.” Beethoven said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Maybe this is why from time immemorial God used music and the lyrics of poets to capture the heart of his church and lead people into an understanding of himself. Join us for this fun series as we enjoy music we grew up with, the truths behind the songs that have captured our hearts and minds, and consider how God’s word illuminates truths so that our lives can be changed!
Revealed and Revealed in Us
Advent (meaning “arrival”) is the season of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. During these four weeks, we celebrate with anticipation and expectation the arrival of Jesus, God made flesh. God was fully revealed in the person of Jesus Christ; and through the Holy Spirit, God is revealed in us as well! Join us for this 4-week Advent series as we explore how the hope, love, joy, and peace of God were fully revealed in Jesus…and can be revealed in us.
Preparing your Heart for the Holidays
Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about the holidays? With pumpkin spice lattes promoted at your favorite coffee house and Christmas decorations filling the aisles of the grocery store, we might as well get in the game too. Over the next 5 weeks, we will be preparing our hearts for the holidays by doing the spiritual work to be the most redeemed version of ourselves for both our family of origin and our church family. Don’t just prepare your house or your kitchen, prepare your heart for all that God is going to do in and through you this holiday season.