Roots & Branches: September Series

Sunday Mornings @ Pecan Street

The Gathering Circle: 10:00-11:30am @ the Methodist Activity Center (MAC) Bldg.

September Conversation Series

In the 1700’s a pair of brothers, dissatisfied with their institutional religion and dry faith, set out to bring to life in a fresh way the Good News of God’s love for all people. As they rode on horseback across England, the Wesley brothers gave birth to an expression of faith that held together the heart & the head, social justice & personal piety, God’s Kingdom here on earth and in the life hereafter. In the fields of day laborers, with the children of coal miners, among the poor and the marginalized – Methodism was born.

For nearly 300 years, people called “Methodist” have been attempting to live out the way of Jesus within this unique theological tradition. Join Pecan Street Mission this Fall as we explore the roots of our Methodist tradition and what It looks like to live in this branch of the Christian family. In a conversational format, we’ll consider aspects of the faith that make Methodism unique and how those roots branch out from Pecan Street.

Sunday, Sept. 5
“Prevenient Grace: Love as the Center of All Being”
Psalm 139:7-16

Sunday, Sept. 12
“The Bible & Your Brain: How Methodists Do Theology”
1 Timothy 3:14-17 / Matthew 13:10-17

Sunday, Sept. 19
“Christian Perfection: The Goal of the Spiritual Life”
Matthew 5:38-48

Sunday, Sept. 26
“No Religion but Social Religion: Why We Can’t Do Faith Alone”
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 / Micah 6:6-8 / Matthew 22:34-40