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September 11, 2016 message: “Politics and Faith”

We’re always told that religion and politics are off limits in conversation, but our faith in Jesus Christ is inherently political. Believing and trusting in God puts us in relationship with the world God created and challenges us to engage issues. We are called to community, and even when we disagree, how can we be honest, civil, and caring so that we continue to be a witness of God’s grace to the world?

faith-politics-1Before considering such a “high octane” message, we viewed “A Prayer for Holiness” and received a copy of “Rules for Civil Discourse” (“To serve you better…” below) and a copy of our United Methodist Social Principals on Church & State and Political Responsibility.

To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Ephesians 4: 29-32, click here. The radio sound bite is below.

For several weeks we have recorded members’ responses to these questions, “What do you like about Lake Harbor?” and “Where do you see God in your life?” See what Sara Boersma had to say.