Monthly Themes

September

Theme: Community
Bible Verse: “For as one body we have many members, and the members have the same function, so we, though many, are one body of Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:4-5
Slogan: “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cared about.” – Margaret Wheatley
Call to Action:

  1. Invite a friend to the All Parish Picnic
  2. Participate in a fun activity at St. David’s
  3. Attend Alpha or a Rector’s Forum class

Commission Focus: Fellowship

October

Theme: Stewardship
Bible Verse: “But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works”. Show me your faith apart from your works and I will show you my faith by your works.” James 2:18
Slogan:“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
Call to Action:

  1. Volunteer at our Fair on October 5th
  2. Invite friends to our Trunk or Treat on October 27th, or the Gift Shop’s 20th Anniversary on October 20th
  3. Fill out your pledge card!

Commission Focus: Stewardship

November

Theme: Hunger (Physical & Spiritual)
Bible Verse: “For I was hungry, and you have me some food. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” Matthew 23:35
Slogan: “If you can’t feed 100 people, then just feed one.” Mother Theresa
Call to Action:

  1. Participate in Rise Against Hunger on November 8th
  2. Prepare a Thanksgiving ‘Abundant Blessing Bag’
  3. Join a Bible Study

Commission Focus: Discipleship

December

Theme: Being Present
Bible Verse: “but seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
Slogan: “The beauty of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence.”
Call to Action:

  1. Attend worship every Sunday in Advent
  2. Invite someone who’s lonely to the Advent Wreath Making, the Christmas Pageant, or other holiday event
  3. Create a statement of faith or belief

Commission Focus: Worship

January

Theme: Service
Bible Verse: “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16
Slogan: “Reaching out, and reaching in.” Mahatma Gandhi
Call to Action:

  1. Attend worship on Epiphany Sunday
  2. Participate in the All Parish Work Day
  3. Create a community day of service with other churches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Commission Focus: Outreach

February

Theme: Hope
Bible Verse: “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14
Slogan: “Let go and let God”
Call to Action:

  1. Attend a men’s or women’s breakfast, or the Encouragement Project
  2. Invite someone who is hard of hearing to the Chapel to experience our new t-coil system
  3. Receive ashes on Ash Wednesday

Commission Focus: Pastoral Care

March

Theme: Spiritual Growth
Bible Verse: “He who began good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
Slogan: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Call to Action:

  1. Invite a friend to the Lenten Quiet Day
  2. Walk the Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent
  3. Create a Bible Study or Small Group

Commission Focus: Center for Spiritual Growth

April

Theme: Faith
Bible Verse: “For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8
Slogan: “He who kneels before God, can stand before anyone.”
Call to Action:

  1. Worship at each Holy Week service
  2. Invite someone to one of the Easter services
  3. Forgive someone who has wronged you.

Commission Focus: All Commissions

May

Theme: Affirmations
Bible Verse: “Victory in Christ is mine.” Romans 8:37
Slogan: “I love and accept the person God made me to be.”
Call to Action:

  1. Attend the Youth Choir concert
  2. Invite someone to the Worship with Young Families service
  3. Mentor a young person

Commission Focus: All Commissions

June

Theme: Family
Bible Verse: “Train up a child in the way they should go, even when they are old, they will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Slogan: “Need home improvements? Bring your family to church.”
Call to Action:

  1. Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School
  2. Invite a young family to the Worship with Young Families service
  3. Teach your family to pray

Commission Focus: Family & Youth

We are a church on a mission to know God in Jesus Christ and make Christ known to others.