Lenten Series 2015
We Christians can get a bad reputation. With so many judgmental and hurtful things flooding the internet and the media all in the name of Christ, it’s a wonder we all haven’t had to close our doors.
In an effort to help those who've been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen, in his book “The Answer to Bad Religion, Is Not no Religion,” explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. The book uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While there may be many answers floating around this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. While you and I are not perfect I would say we strive to practice good religion that is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled.
The increasing cultural skepticism surrounding Christianity, with its reputation for closed-mindedness and judgment, and the subsequent abandonment of religion by many people presents a great opportunity for us to remind our community (and beyond) what a grace-filled, service-oriented, open-minded faith is all about. This Lent we will engage in a worship series based on the ideas in this book. This series begins on February 22 and will culminate on Easter Sunday, April 5.
No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!
Trinity United Church of Christ is a community of Christian people on the journey of faith. We celebrate and extend the love of God as shown to us in the life of Jesus Christ. We welcome all who seek to be the body of Christ through the mission, worship, and fellowship of Trinity Church. Trinity United Church of Christ exists to share the love of God with our community and beyond. We strive to accomplish this by being a growing community of Christ's followers seeking to serve our world with Christ's compassion.
Our rich heritage in Wadsworth dates to 1858 and includes at least four different faith traditions. From our humble beginnings as a German Reformed church for the Pennsylvania Dutch moving to the Western Reserve territory to a thriving church busy with programs for youth and adults alike, we are proud to be a part of the fabric of the faith life here in Wadsworth, Ohio.
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