This week, at our 10:00 a.m. worship service, we begin a new sermon series Last Things.
We invite you to join us as we explore the question — at the end of your life, how would you like to be remembered?
The idea for series is based on a program that was held at Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia to engage students and faculty in an activity outside of the classroom and academic arena to discuss life experience and faith at a more informal level.
This program was called Last Things. It became not only a very popular activity on the seminary campus but a deeply moving experience.
This is how it worked: A faculty member was invited by the student body to share about life’s last things by talking about the following question: At the end of your life, how would you like to be remembered? That’s a great question demanding meaningful and profound soul searching. How would you answer it? How would you like to be remembered? How would you like your life to be summed up?
In the first in the series, Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon Last Things: Eulogy Virtues:
In David Brooks’ introduction to his book, The Road to Character, he explains that the primary topic of the book is to make a distinction between what he calls résumé virtues and eulogy virtues. Most of our lives, in school and work, we are taught and encouraged to develop résumé virtues, such as professional skills, that help us attain successful careers. Brooks contends that eulogy virtues, how we are remembered, are too often overlooked. In 2 Timothy 4, Paul writes his own eulogy: I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Following the service, everyone is invited to gather in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for fellowship.
Please note adult Christian Education programs are suspended and will resume in September.