Carolyn’s Online Magazine (COMe)
RETHINK CHURCH LENTEN PHOTOS: Week 7
During 2015 Lent Rethink Church*, a ministry of the United Methodist (Church) Communications, is sponsoring a photo-a-day challenge based on reflections and perceptions of their word for the day.
Each Thursday during Lent I posted the coming week’s words and a photo for each—sometimes with an explanation.
The words for the final days of the 2015 Lenten photo challenge, April 2-5, Maundy Thursday-Easter, are prosper, refuge, and go. This ends the Lenten photo challenge.
PROSPER: April 3, Maundy Thursday
Gold metal dust or gold dandelion dust? Where do you prosper? This young man found the greatest joy in nature on his way home from church one fine spring day. To see his smile of happiness scroll to the end of this article.
REFUGE: April 4, Good Friday
Part of my novel is set in the time of the French Revolution. Numerous French persons crossed the ocean seeking refuge in the United States. Many arrived in Pennsylvania, the Keystone State. When you confront your troubles do you find refuge in the Scripture and/or in the church?
GO: April 5, Easter
*The Rethink Church ministry is a major campaign launched May 6, 2009. The campaign aims to spark a global conversation around the question, “What if church were a verb?” Its goal is to encourage a global spiritual dialogue both within and outside the church. It looks to redefine the church experience as one that extends beyond our doors and seeks to transform the world, to connect with the people in the pews of The United Methodist Church, to see our local church in a much broader way – not solely as a building in which we worship, but as a conduit into our communities through which we may live out our faith by touching people’s lives.
RETHINK CHURCH asks the question, “What has God called The United Methodist Church to be in the 21st century?” and calls us to refocus on the following: to see church in a way closely aligned with scripture, to be sent into the world, and to be more faithful to the tradition of John Wesley who believed the world was his parish.