The education hour was learning all kinds of interesting things:
* The children talked about how wonderful God is and that we should find ways to worship and praise God all throughout our daily lives!
* The confirmation class met with Pastor Penny and their parents to watch the NOOMA video "Rich" and learn about all the ways we are rich and can give back to God.
* The Philippians study was talking about Paul encouraging us to take strength from God, live out our faith, and live with joy!
* And the Wired Word group was graciously led by Ryan this week - talking about the Fort Hood tragedy and were our faith fits into such horrible incidents.
Worship was continuing the theme of Extravagant Generosity - and all the ways our gifts can open doors in our lives, in our community, and in the world! Rhea generously shared part of her faith journey with us and Jeanette led a wonderful children's chat (reminding us of the childhood poem "here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors, and there's all the people!")! Today was also the first opportunity to make your pledge for 2010 - be sure to bring your pledge cards next week to support the ministries of SPUMC!
We are so blessed to have so many gifts and talents present in this congregation - so many ways that people are able to share their faith with one another. (And so many great cooks who bring yummy treats during fellowship hour!)
Watch tomorrow for Pastor Penny's sermon notes!