Sunday, January 21, 2018, “Seeing past the flat tire- how setbacks build who we are” by Harry Holloway. Harry Holloway has a 30-year career as educator and youth leader. He is head of the math department at Powhatan School and an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University. His passion is making math interesting and he has received awards and recognition for his work encouraging students and helping them reach their potential.
Sunday, January 28, 2018, "Deeds Not Creeds" by Rev. Russ Savage. In this auction sermon purchased by Bill McShea, we will examine the words of welcome that are said at the beginning of our service every Sunday. What do they really mean? Do we really mean them when we say them? What do these words call us to do, and are we doing a good job of it?
Sunday, February 4, 2018, "Preserving Nature in the Valley" by Dr. Woodward Bousquet. This service explores the importance of geography in the Shenandoah Valley, concerns about the environment and how we can protect our local resources. Dr. Woody Bousquet is professor of environmental sciences at Shenandoah University and is an avid hiker, photographer and skier. He is passionate about the local environment and how we appreciate and care for it.
Sunday, February 11, 2018, "Church Is a Dangerous Place" by Rev. Russ Savage. Church is supposed to be a safe place, a place where we can be ourselves and express what we truly feel and believe. And so it is. But church can also be a dangerous place, where we come face to face with our own spiritual and intellectual beliefs and question whether they continue to serve us. It can also be a place where our level of commitment and involvement can be put to the test. On this kick-off Sunday for our annual Pledge Drive, let’s examine these tests of our faith.