There is a lot going on in March of this year.  On the last Tuesday evening in February, at 7:00 p.m., we began a study of World Religions utilizing The Great Courses DVD “Cultural Literacy for Religion:  Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know.”


This course will introduce those attending to the major religions of the world.  Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you missed a lecture or two.  Though people have differing opinions about the Supreme Court’s ruling on school prayer, consider this statement from that ruling as the reason for doing this study, “It might well be said that one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of civilization.”


The Camp Christian Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, March 16th.  This event will mark the 50th anniversary of Camp Christian.  Starting at 11:00 with appetizers and a silent auction, attendees will have an opportunity to see the Camp in a different light.  This is a formal event, so dress up and come to camp.


At 12:30, guests will enter Lavery Hall for a meal prepared by Chef Jim Torbert and a live auction.  Guests will be seated at tables covered in table cloths and be served by the members of the Youth Activities Counsel.  Tickets are $30 each and can be obtained by calling 478-743-8649 or by going to www.gadisciples.org.  Space is limited so make your reservations quickly.  If you want, you may also make reservations for staying overnight either Friday or Saturday.  Space is limited so respond quickly.  Gifts can also be made to the event by contacting the same phone or website.


This year we will celebrate Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter almost as early as they can be celebrated.  Palm Sunday is March 24.  Be in worship as we remember the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and his last week of ministry.  On Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 we will have a Maundy Thursday Service to commemorate the Last Supper.  Disciples mark this event because of the centrality of Communion to our church’s life.  We will share not only in Communion but foods that are similar to what might have been eaten in the Upper Room.  Please let Darrell know if you will be in attendance so that all may have a space at the table.


On Sunday, March 31, we will start Easter with an Easter egg hunt for the children.  If you would like to help or bring something to share, please let Darrell Vandervort or Mary Jane Rogers know by March 19.  We need these things at the church by 9:30 a.m. on Easter.  There will be goodies for everyone to share and a great opportunity to fellowship prior to entering the Sanctuary for the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.


Come and be embraced at any or all of these events.  Learn, remember, worship, and celebrate as we journey together through March.


Shalom, Darrell

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