I really appreciated what Gary Smith shared recently at worship in regards to Matthew 22:36-39: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself."
We have the wonderful vision of a wholistic ministry here at CUCC but sometimes we forget to minister to our whole selves so that we may truly grow to love ourselves. The holiday season, in particular, can be quite challenging to me in regards to physical health and I don't think I am alone in this. For that reason, I will be facilitating a covenantal small group to support each other in uniting our spirit, mind and body by eating right, living well and loving God.
This will be very loosely based on the book Your Whole Life: The 3D Plan for Eating Right, Living Well, and Loving God by Carol Showalter. The group will commit to reading themed devotionals, some from this book, some not--with an overall 3 d plan (diet, discipline and discipleship). Each week, we will discuss the devotionals and our progress towards health and wholeness. Copies of devotionals will be provided for those who do not wish to buy the book.
This will be a six week challenge and will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the church from Oct 16th through Nov 20th. We will be empowered for self-control at Thanksgiving!
Leader: Joy Alford