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Take Heart

The Words of Jesus to the Wounded & Weary

Fall 2021

We can’t always avoid pain and chaos in this world. Trouble comes our way – often without warning – and leaves us hurting and confused. Into this world, Jesus has come, speaking words that not only encourage, but also offer real peace, healing and confidence.

“Take Heart” is an 11-week series from the Gospel of Matthew that captures words and stories about Jesus bringing hope to people who were suffering, searching and distressed.

Let us hear these words afresh and take heart

Artist Reflection

from Evelea Solgos

“This piece presented an exciting challenge: to capture the tender loving-kindness of Jesus as well as his fierce protection at the same time. Jesus’s love for us is not timid or passive; it is fierce enough to fight for us and strong enough to pierce through our pain, sadness, and lostness. What better way to capture that than the image Jesus himself gives us as a Good Shepherd with his beloved flock? I took inspiration from ancient icons including the Good Shepherd and the Pantocrator, which allows you to see a different emotion on each half of Jesus’s face, and I made the colors as bold as I could so that the viewer can feel the vibrance of Christ’s love.”

Summer 2021 Series

Growing Up Sacramental

Participating in Christ, from Birth to Death

Spring 2021

After a year like 2020, many of us are hungry for renewal. We want good news and healing from Jesus, but our days feel bland and disconnected. How can we connect the dots between the abundant life of Jesus and our own broken, tired and overly-digitized lives?

Growing Up Sacramental is an interactive teaching series about the grace of Jesus working its way into every stage of our lives, from our infancy to our deathbed. Together, we’ll learn how to recover our life in Christ through humble rituals, tangible practices and liturgies of grace and healing, so that our sufferings can be redeemed and our joy can be shared.

In this series, we’ll discover the grace of God in every nook and cranny of our lives; we’ll taste and see how the life of Jesus Christ – God in the flesh – brings life, flavor and meaning to our homes, jobs, sufferings, love lives, parties, parenting, and ordinary mornings and evenings. As we recover our soul and remember our calling, we will turn outward in the strength of Christ’s church to push back the darkness with sacramental art, justice and gospel witn

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