From its beginnings, the Christian Church has been a teaching and learning community. The first followers of Jesus called him “Teacher,” and then they traveled across cultures and nations sharing the teachings of Christ with others.
Today, at First Congregational Church of Stamford, we seek to proclaim the good news of God’s grace in different ways that are meaningful to people’s lives at all ages. For what people know can change how they understand, make sense of, and live their lives.
JOIN US FOR A 6-WEEK ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SERIES STARTING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th AT 12 pm IN THE WEST PARLOR!
In the midst of radical shifts in our society and within Christianity itself, it is clearly time to revisit the question “What is the role of the Church?” What is the Church’s role in the lives of individuals and families who no longer turn to it as the center of their social and family structure? What is the Church’s role in a world that increasingly sees it as irrelevant or even antithetical to human progress? What is the Church’s role in the lives of the people who continue to return to it as a source of strength, inspiration, solace and connection with God? What is the Church’s role in the lives of the people who have never walked through one of our doors and those who have sworn they never will again?
Our generation’s answer to these questions will have a reverberating impact on the course of human history. Will the Church “die”? What about resurrection? Is there a clear line between the two or are they both happening simultaneously before our eyes?
Join us for a discussion on the role of the church, after worship on Sundays at noon in the West Parlor!