Sermon Series: “Everyday Chesed: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness”

Everyday ChesedDrawn from The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Everyday Chesed: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness, Pastor David Felten’s Fall series will explore the Hebrew concept of “Chesed” (or lovingkindness) that was at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and ministry. With author Rabbi Shapiro, we’ll be asking,

“Will you engage this moment in kindness or cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one? This is your choice and no one can make it for you.” 

Through story, practical exercises, and words of wisdom, this series will explore how each of us can practice the sacred art of lovingkindness in our everyday lives.

Sept. 7th  #1: The Image and Likeness of God (John 14.8-10a)

Sept. 14th #2: Cultivating Creativity (Gospel of Thomas 70)

Sept. 21st #3: Fearless Compassion & Relentless Grace (Jeremiah 31.31-34) 

Sept. 28th #4  Making Room for Reality (Job 28.12-20, 23-28)

Oct. 5th #5  Doing Right by Others (Psalm 104.24-30)

Oct. 12th #6  Midsentence Correction (James 1.26)

Oct. 19th #7  Better Than Revenge (Ecclesiasticus 28.2-7)

Oct. 26th #8  Be a Mensch (Colossians 3.12-14) 

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The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
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