This 5-week class on Wednesday evenings this spring will be co-taught by Corey Widmer and Charles Teixeira (Pastoral Intern, Third Church and X3Leader, XXXChurch). The series will present God’s original intention for sex in a generation whose sexual expression largely disregards any religious influence. The course will pay particular attention to areas of hurts and struggles in need of pastoral care and guidance: pornography, pre-marital sex, homosexuality, transgenderism, masturbation, sex and singleness, and sex in marriage. The class will be a frank discussion of the issues with opportunities for open conversation. The event will be for adults (18 or older).
This month's guest teacher was Percy Strickland. Percy discussed the biblical support for covenant friendships, the daily practices that make this kind of counter-cultural friendship possible, and the hope we have at Third to build a culture of covenant friendships that blesses each other and our neighbors.
This year’s Ash Wednesday service included an extended time of Prayer using the songs of Taize. These short and simple prayers are sung repeatedly and give us the opportunity to experience an intimate time in God’s presence.
Each winter, we take a month to get on the same page as a church. We combine our adult Sunday discipleship classes and study an issue together that has bearing on how we live our lives as Christ-followers--no matter what age or stage of life we find ourselves in.
Restoring Hearts — Catalyzing Friendships —Initiating and Engaging in Good Works
Do you wonder: Why do I keep responding that way? Where did that reaction come from? Why don’t I have at least one person in my life that I feel I can be completely honest with? How can I be a change agent within my spheres of influence? How can the skills, abilities and experiences of my life be leveraged to benefit others? If any of these questions has ever crossed your mind then you will find the retreat worth being a part of.
The Women of Third are invited to bring a potluck dish to join in our Christmas celebration. In addition to sharing a meal together, the program will include worship and stories of service shared by three women.
Traditionally, a Lessons and Carols service is a unique opportunity to hear and sing songs that the larger culture mostly ignores. The world needs hope and what better time to sing songs which anticipate the coming of our Lord, Jesus?
Join us for this special interactive service of worshiping and reading scripture together. It is a great opportunity to begin the Advent season reflecting on scripture and praying for God's coming son.
The average age of exposure to pornography is 9 years old. How can we speak to our children and teenagers about pornography and help them navigate the internet safely?