Current Sermon Series – Enough
“There are over 2.3 billion square feet of total rentable self-storage space nationwide. The $38 billion business has demonstrated steady expansion, with a 7.7 percent annual growth since 2012.” These figures are according to a website trying to convince people to invest in companies that provide personal self-storage.
In Rock Island, there are four large facilities like this. There are dozens across the Quad Cities. One thing is clear: we are running out of space to keep our stuff. But does more stuff make us happier?
In this five-part series we are going to examine what it means to have Enough. How can we find joy in that one simple word? Can ideas like purpose, contentment, and generosity lead to joy? Can we declare that we have enough, and move into a more fulfilling life? These are the issues that Enough: Finding Joy through Simplicity and Generosity will explore.
As always, the study group will meet on Mondays at noon to discuss the upcoming Sunday’s text.
Every Sunday at 9:30
We worship together every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30. Immediately after worship, there is a time to share cookies and coffee in the cafe section of the sanctuary. There is a traditional feel to our worship, with an informal and welcoming atmosphere. That’s why we call it “Casual Traditional.”
There is nursery care provided every Sunday from 9:15-11:45 for kids that have not yet entered Kindergarten. Older kids remain in worship. There is a special cry room for babies and caregiver. There are activity bags available for kids as well.
The dress is varied. There might be a few people wearing ties, but there will also be some guys wearing t-shirts. Same thing with the ladies, for every dress and pumps, there is also a woman in jeans and a blouse.
Pastor Robb is an energetic preacher, who seldom remains behind the pulpit. Each week he also shares a short children’s moment. If your children feel comfortable, they are welcome to come forward. If you prefer, parents can accompany their little ones up to the front.
The choir is lively, and shares rousing anthems, melodic spirituals, and introspective responses. Our African choir has musical offerings about once a month, many of the songs they share have direct English translations in addition to the native language in which they are singing. It is a truly beautiful experience to hear some of the old favorite hymns sung in two different languages at once. Who knows, you may even learn a little Swahili.
There are two different kids choirs, which practice after worship during the Sunday school hour. Learn more about our music ministries here.
Our newly remodeled sanctuary includes a “Cafe Seating” section. These round tables, with coffee, water, and cookies nearby, offer a new way of experiencing worship. There are kids bulletins available. There is also a room adjacent to the sanctuary for parents with little ones that want a little more privacy. The room is furnished with a glider, a few activities for little ones, softer lighting, and a big window out to the worship space.