Why do I need the church?

In the Zoom Sunday School class, we have been focusing on “Living with hope in a broken world.” We have been studying the little letter called First Peter and contemplating the role of hope in our lives as Christians. This series has been timely as we face our own challenges as we come to grips with this pandemic and the ways it has disrupted our lives. The writers had no way of knowing what we would be struggling with when they wrote the lessons months or years ago. They could have predicted that we would be facing challenges, they just didn’t know the particulars.

As I was looking ahead in the Sunday School literature, we will spend August reflecting on what we receive from our participation in a local fellowship of believers. Of course, the lessons were written assuming that we would be discussing the lessons around the table and then walking to the sanctuary after the class was over. And while this pandemic has changed a lot of things, it has not changed why we need the church. As we study the lessons and reflect on the benefits of being a part of a faith community, our challenge will be to transfer and adapt these benefits to our new normal; our new ways of doing church. And while the medium and technologies are evolving, these benefits continue. If you do not have a quarterly, contact the church office or Mike Dossett.

See you in Sunday School!

Bill Pyle