Instead of starting out to begin a new denomination, John Wesley, along with others, began a movement for the renewal of the church and at the very foundation of this movement were small groups, which Wesley called classes.Each time these classes came together they addressed the question,"How is it with your soul?”
In response to this question, many of us have the tendency to not share what is really on our hearts and minds. We might talk about our busyness, as if that somehow shapes what is happening inside. We might talk about how everything is going well, as if that is what others want to hear. Some of us quickly turn the tables with, "Fine! How’s yours?”
What might happen if we are actually honest with ourselves, others, and God?
Would we say...
"My soul is tired.” "My soul is heavy.” "My soul is broken.” "My soul is hopeful." "My soul is tempted.” "My soul is overwhelmed."
When we go to a doctor, we are honest about what hurts us. When we go to a mechanic, we tell the truth about what seems to be wrong with our car. It makes sense to us to be open and honest about what is not working so we can get whatever is broken, fixed. But somehow, with our soul, we’d rather not acknowledge the cracks. After all, if we acknowledge the cracks, we might have to acknowledge the causes.
This fall, we have a variety of small groups and Bible studies which offer an opportunity to reflect upon the question, "how is it with my soul?" in community.
AUGUST 10, 17, & 24, 20146:00 p.m.
ACTS IN AUGUST — ADULT BIBLE STUDY
CHILDREN’S CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY
Due to the upcoming sanctuary renovation, Galloway will offer newly designated and reserved parking areas for senior adults and special needs members and guests beginning Sunday, August 10.
In order to accommodate our members and guests with mobility issues, the lower parking lot at the corner of North West and Mississippi Streets will be reserved for their use only. In addition, the semicircular entrance on Yazoo Street will continue to serve as parking for our members and guests who are officially designated as handicapped, and as an ideal location to drop off those for whom walking long distances is difficult. We will continue to bag parking meters on Yazoo Street, thereby reserving these parking spaces for senior adults and those with special needs. If you are currently parking in any of the aforementioned areas and you are not a senior adult or person with special needs, we kindly request that you begin parking elsewhere effective Sunday, August 10.
Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and cooperation during the renovation of our sanctuary. Our goal is to ensure that all members and guests, especially those who have mobility issues, experience ease of access to all areas of our building. In order to make certain we achieve our goal, Galloway Hospitality Team members will be stationed at key locations outside the church to assist members and guests with their parking needs.