Seasoned travelers know to pack only what they need. Excess baggage simply weighs you down—and costs extra. In June our series of worship and sermons is called Carry-on Baggage Only. The idea is that often we lug around with us big suitcases full of theological questions, and spiritual dilemmas, and lists of things we think we have to get right before we can live the kind of joyful, light-hearted, self-releasing life that God is inviting us to. We are checking bags, paying extra baggage fees for oversized luggage, when really, all we need is what will fit in in the luggage compartment over our heads. Maybe even under the seat in front of us. What do you need to carry with you, and what can you leave behind as excess baggage? In this season we’ll talk about essential beliefs of the Christian faith in the Methodist tradition that might be enough to take with you, no matter where you are traveling.
June 9 (Pentecost Sunday)—God With Us: Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
June 16—God at Work in Us: The Crucifixion and Resurrection
June 23—God at Work Through Us: Faith Is a Verb
June 30—God Among Us: Life Together