* Unless otherwise noted, all messages will be offered by GNH minister Rev. Doug Slagle.
New Coffeehouse Family Service!! Next One on Sunday, May 12th.
Join us for a once-a-month new style of Sunday service intend-
ed for all members – but with a special appeal to families and youth.
Coffeehouse services are non-traditional with lots of music, videos, a
short message, and tables in the sanctuary to sit at while enjoying coffee and light snacks. Youth are encouraged to attend with friends and are welcome to chat, surf their smartphone, text, tweet, instagram, listen to the service, fall asleep or just relax!
Michael Tacy and his band Brotherhood will provide the music.
Sunday, May 5: “What’s Your Testimony?”
A growing number of people, especially millennials, answer “nothing” when asked what their spiritual beliefs are. The reality of such an answer is that spiritually believing in “nothing” is actually believing in something. Additionally, one should hopefully be able to say how and why they believe as they do. Join Rev. Doug as he explores why it’s important to testify to just what it is you believe in – even if it is “nothing.”
Sunday, May 12 Coffeehouse Service: “Thinking Young”
Adults have always thought barbarians are storming the gates of society – when its really youth who are just asking to be heard. Baby boomers changed the culture with the sexual revolution, rock and roll, and ‘Flower Power’, just as young people are doing today with social media, digital gaming and rap music. If we are committed to the future of all children, then it’s important to listen, understand and empathize – just as older Americans asked thirty or forty years ago. Join Michael Tacy and Rev. Doug at GNH’s monthly Coffeehouse Service for a musical and verbal consideration of “Thinking Young.”
Sunday, May 19: “Are You Really Sorry?”
Over the last several years, some people have said women apologize a lot. That has led to an effort to convince women (and some men) that apologizing is a sign of weakness and that they should be more like many men who rarely apologize. But is that wise? Recent research shows that most women do not apologize too much. It’s men (in general) who apologize too little! Apologies done well are the salve that allows for peaceful human interaction. Saying I’m sorry when someone hurts, is also a note of grace. Join Rev. Doug as he explores the idea of being sorry and how expressing genuine sorrow just might be the antidote to an often brutish culture.
Sunday, May 26, 2019, GNH Member Sue Cline, Topic TBA