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Prayer. It can feel like texting into The Void.

Nicole considers herself a convert from atheism to Christianity, and prayer quickly became something important: "It’s something I truly enjoy, and has been weirdly transformational to my life..."

I love that: "weirdly transformational".

At the end of each day Nicole does four things when she prays. First, she says the Lord's Prayer and goes over her day, saying thing like, "Yeah, I probably shouldn't have done that." Next, she expresses gratitude. Third, (she says) is the fun part: "asking for sh*t" (her words)...and she asks for anything and everything, because, well...why not?! Her favorite part is last: praying for other people. "And by the time I’m done," she says, "I’ve realized that I love all these people I’ve prayed for."

People don't typically ask me why I'm a Christian or why I pray. I do, however, ask myself...all the time. I like Nicole's answer: because it's "weirdly transformational".

Prayer may feel like "texting into the void," but it is also "weirdly transformational."

Texting away, Sean

Read more from Nicole here.


 

 

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Sundae Sunday!

Did you know we have an Instagram account where we post fun photos of our life together (and more)?

Click here to check out photos from our Sundae Sunday.

The Soapbox: Joshua Lyons

This August will be our third year of offering opportunities for anyone to talk about an area of passion, to share a big idea, to tell a story, to reflect on a favorite Scripture passage, and even get on a soapbox about an issue worth considering. Each Sunday will feature one or more people talking about everything from the #MeToo Movement to the spiritual value of travel to race relations.

Last Sunday, Eunice Wilson shared about her "pilgrimage" around the country in the last year and how travel has been good for her soul. Joshua Lyons is ready to step up this week to talk about his area on the Council: Congregational Life. Dick Ransom is lined up for our final Sunday of August and will consider some of the central female figures of the Bible in the shadow of the #metoo movement. Dick is hoping for lively input, especially our own feminine voices.

Come share your story. Come tell your truth. 

For more info: sean@fbnewton.org.

9/11 Concert with James Montgomery

Saturday, September 08, 2018 FBC will host James Montgomery and Friends for the annual tribute to Paige Hackel and all those who we lost on 9/11.  

A blues harmonica player, Montgomery has toured with Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band calls him "the John Mayall of New England". It will be another great night to introduce your friends to our corner.

We will pass on ticket info as it arrives.

Learn about James Montgomery here.



 
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