We had a great evening of food and fellowship with the members of the Resurrection Brooklyn Network last week, celebrating all the God has done, and confirming a new class of Elders. Check out pictures from the festivities. Another big thank you to all who came out and celebrated with us. Here’s to the year ahead.
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Let us celebrate together all that God has done and is doing in our midst. Our annual network-wide party and vision gathering will take place on the evening of Friday, May 8th starting at6:30pm at St. Francis College, Callahan Center, in Downtown Brooklyn (180 Remsen St.) Dinner and drinks will be mingled with giving thanks as we look back at what God has done for us in the past year and anticipate what he will do for and through us in the coming year. We will also be coming together elect a new class of elders. Childcare will be provided. Dinner is at 6:30pm, with a short program following. Come and celebrate with your church family!
The Financial Coaching Workshop is a two part class designed for those interested in growing in their understanding of biblical financial principles as well as having their practical financial questions addressed. This workshop, presented by Resurrection Brooklyn, is divided into two parts which will cover both the biblical understanding of money as well as offering practical tools to help you with specific financial situations. Topics discussed include budgeting, debt reduction and more. The workshops will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (199 Carroll Street) in Carroll Gardens. A light breakfast will be served both days. Please email Kaytie Eaton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
FCW Part 1: Saturday May 2nd, 9-12:30
FCW Part 2: Saturday May 9th, 9-12:30
The total cost for both days is $10/person.
Brooklyn Fellows exists so that members of Resurrection Brooklyn can grow in their understanding of the full scope of the Good News of Jesus Christ: Jesus has come to renew his people and his world through his death and resurrection. We want our members to see how their individual faith stories are part of the larger story of God’s redemption. From this understanding, we want our members to find new freedom and boldness to serve the Church and to engage every aspect of culture through their vocations.
To that end, Brooklyn Fellows is designed around the following theological and philosophical pillars:
- The biblical narrative of redemption is the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful story. Its scope is both individual and cosmic. Knowing the biblical narrative shapes and changes our perspective on everything.
- God is at work to make the Church the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful community as it lives out the biblical narrative of redemption. The mission of the Church must reflect the scope of the biblical narrative.
- We are created to be fully integrated human beings and we are called to live fully integrated lives. Our Sunday worship and private spiritual devotion are not in opposition to the rest of the week. Our worship and work reflect the same reality of God’s renewing work through Jesus Christ.
- The incarnation of Jesus means the effects and implications of his Good News are to be felt in the here and now. What we do in the here and now matters.
In short, Brooklyn Fellows is committed to helping members of Brooklyn Resurrection develop a comprehensive biblical worldview, engage the spiritual disciplines, integrate faith and work, and foster community. This will be done through readings, group conversations, and individual and communal spiritual exercises.
Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion…The gospel of Jesus points us and indeed urges us to be at the leading edge of the whole culture, articulating…a worldview that will mount the historically-rooted Christian challenge to both modernity and postmodernity, leading the way…with joy and humor and gentleness and good judgment and true wisdom.
—N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus
Join us for worship and celebration this week as we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord.
Maundy Thursday Service – April 2nd @ 6pm
The Thursday before Easter the church remembers the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room before his arrest and crucifixion. As part of our Holy Week observance, the congregations of Resurrection Brooklyn gather together to reflect on the “new commandment” (Latin: mondatum novum) Jesus gave his disciples to love one another (John13:34). This is a powerful worship experience for adults and children of all ages. Dinner will be served at 6:00PM and worship will follow from 7:00–8:00PM. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. Dinner (and childcare) will be in CBE’s Temple House (the building across the street from the main sanctuary) with worship following in the Sanctuary across the street. The evening will be hosted by Resurrection Park Slope at Congregation Beth Elohim (8th Ave & Garfield St.)
Good Friday– April 3 @ 7pm
We will join The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew for their Stations of the Cross service; 520 Clinton Ave.
Sunrise Prayer– April 5 @ 6:30am
A brief and optional sunrise prayer service will be held at the memorial in Fort Greene Park. The service will begin promptly at 6:30am so plan to be early or you’ll miss the sunrise.
EASTER– April 5 @ 5pm
Our Easter service will be held at its usual time and place, and will be followed by a potluck feast.
Easter Potluck Feast – Please log onto our online google doc and sign up to bring something that will serve at least 8 others and maybe even an extra drink to share. Remember that we expect to be hosting lots and lots of neighbors that evening. You can get the link by checking our Facebook page or emailing a community group leader. That evening you can place your dish in the fellowship hall upstairs prior to the service. If possible, bring something that doesn’t need to be kept warm. Thank you!