This is a special invitation to attend the Christian Church in Virginia’s first Festival of Faith onSaturday, October 17, 2015
at First Christian Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event’s theme is “Preaching and Worshiping Through Advent.” Geared for pastors, those who plan worship, and anyone who likes to hear great preaching, the experience will be helpful for jump-starting plans for the Advent season, which begins on November 29. Participants will experience the weeks of Advent as the day progresses, with four Disciples ministers presenting lectionary-based sermons, interspersed with music and other worship elements. After each sermon there will be some reflection and remarks. In addition to the educational and spiritual dimensions of the gathering, a resource area of Advent materials will be available for perusal, as well as take-home handouts.
The preachers for the Festival of Faith are: Rev. Eugene Reynolds, retired (Jerusalem Christian Church); Rev. Cyd Cowgill of First Christian Lynchburg; Rev. Dr. Ken Wilbur of Rappahannock Christian Church, and Rev. Dr. Gina Rhea, retired ,Unity Christian Church, Radford. A special presentation on Worship and Wonder will be provided by Rev. Elaine Austin. Music will be led by Amy Moore of Bedford Christian Church. Rev. Bob Moody of Timberlake Christian Church will facilitate.
The event begins with registration from 9:00 to 9:30
and will end at 3:00
. Lunch will be provided. Registration cost is $20 for a single or $30 for a couple. The registration form is available at www.ccinva.org/calendar
. Registration is also available electronically by clicking above the register today (above link) with pay-at-door option.