“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NRSV)
“Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!” Proverbs 31:8-9 (MSG)
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE: November 17, 2019, you are invited to join Unity Fellowship, Gentle Spirit and First Christian Church of Decatur for a worship service dedicated to honoring, remembering and celebrating those in the Transgender community. 10:30 AM at First Christian Church of Decatur 601 West Ponce de Leon Decatur, Georgia 30030.
“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” Colossians 3:12-14 The Message (MSG)
“The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse.” James 2:26
WHAT IS SPIRIT DAY?
Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.
“They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing — nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable — absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” Romans 8:37-40
“Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15 (MSG)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
October 4-6, 2019
We will be on our Annual Retreat in South Georgia, so there will be no worship service in Candler Park this week. We will return to the park “Pride Sunday” with a 9am worship time so people can get to the Pride March! God Bless each of you and see you on the 13th.