Communities of Belonging

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Our church is committed to building an even better community within our church family through our Communities of Belonging

A Community of Belonging can come in all shapes and sizes. It is a group that:

  1. Meets at least once a quarter together.
  2. Has a faith component during their gathering.
  3. Engages in sharing life with each other.
  4. Pray together.

Finding community is an integral part of growing in faith, and the Communities of Belonging initiative hopes to provide opportunities for us to build new relationships. Life has a way of pulling us in many directions, and we recognize the desire to connect beyond just Sunday mornings.  We are excited about this season in our church as we explore together how every member can be the connected body of Christ.

Summer 2020 Communities of Belonging

Some of the “greatest hits” verses in the New Testament can be found in Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

  • “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)
  • “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)
  • “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

It’s easy for us to just latch on to one powerful verse that inspires us and ignore the larger letter and its context. Every single inspirational verse is part of a greater work of literature—the entire epistle. And Paul intended to convey rich layers of meaning throughout the whole letter. So this June and July we’ll be exploring the whole letter, from greeting to conclusion, to gain a deeper understanding of what God’s word might be saying to us today.

Join us for the next 7 weeks for our summer Communities of Belonging study on Philippians.  Each week we’ll take a closer look at this “letter of joy” to the people in Philippi.  Our study will correspond to the sermon series we begin Sunday, June 7th.  Groups will be meeting at different times throughout the week (most still continue to meet virtually through Zoom).

Please reach out to Sarah Bird, sbird@fpcnashville.org,  if you’d like to be a part of this new series!

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