Easter class focuses on what we Christians actually believe

Please join us on Monday, May 15 at 7:00 PM, for the fourth in a five-part series on the Apostles’ Creed, facilitated by Pam Tinsley and Matthew Moravec.

In our third session we focused on just four words from our Creed, “the forgiveness of sins,” but these four words generated a spirited and probing discussion that brought us to the heart of Christ’s teachings. What is sin? What does it mean for us that God’s love is always there for us? What does Christ’s sacrifice on the cross mean for us? How are we to respond to forgiveness? All of these questions are explored in brief video segments by theologians and scholars. Then we take some of their ideas in light of what we have been taught or have always believed.

If the first three sessions are any indication, this will be a thoughtful, interactive seminar, with all participants having the chance to share. It is organized so that you can participate in all or just some of the sessions.

Each session features videos that focus on  a certain phrase of the creed, for example “I believe” or “conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  The videos present a range of views from theologians, priests, and lay people, men and women, on what each phrase means for us Christians. Then we discuss how that element of faith is lived out in our daily lives.

There are only 114 words in this Creed, but the beliefs found there are what unite Christians all over the world.But how well do we understand these words, and, more importantly, how do they actually impact our daily lives?

Join us in the Ada Webb Room and bring a friend.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.