Lesson: Luke 12:13-21
Message: Measuring Our Value
This week the question of our scripture will be: by what measure do we determine our value?
Our culture would have us use money as indication of our value against one another – the more money I make, the greater value (privilege, esteem, power, etc) I hold in society. We see this in our election process that includes extensive fundraising, our higher educational systems that offer greater opportunities if you have the funds to pay, and even between our churches, where more wealthy churches have greater opportunities for visibility and effectiveness in their ministries.
Knowing this (these cultural issues of Jesus’ day were not so different from our own) Jesus presents a different perspective. “Life does not consist in the abundance of possessions,” he says.
Join us in person (thank GOD, it will not be 100 degrees this Sunday!) or via zoom or Facebook to join me in wondering about how else we might know our value and how such a different perspective could affect our community, our culture and our world.
Just a couple of other important notices:
- WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! www.unitedparishofauburndale.org Check it out and let us know what you think!
- Newton UCC community worship! Mark your calendars for August 7th. We will gather at Newton Highlands (because their sanctuary is air conditioned!) for worship, communion, and community. See the ad below for details!
See you Sunday!
Live Stream Information
We will continue streaming our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. Please share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly. For Zoom login information please reach out to Pastor Cheryl at Cheryl@newtonchurch.org
Note: that we continue to work on streaming as we make improvements to the sanctuary sound system.
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81334929545?pwd=S1lsRlRmSnlkTUE0cHRlWWQwWUJndz09
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live