Full Week Faith - January, 2017

Full Week Faith is a way of living your faith between Sundays.  FWF changes each month to correspond to the calendar and our community’s monthly theme. This month, our monthly theme is "Social Justice". 

Chalice Lighting
"We have a calling in this world:  we are called to honor diversity, to respect differences with dignity, and to challenge those who would forbid it.  We are people of a wide path.  Let us be wide in affection and go our way in peace.” - Jean M. Rickard Rowe

Table Grace
"In the light of love and the warmth of these friends and family, we gather to seek, to sustain, and to share."

Table Topics

  •  “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”  This is a quote by Martin Luther.  Why do you think he says this?  What is important about the process of planting?
  • What injustices do we see that most call out to us to be fixed?
  • Fighting injustice is a long, sometimes frustrating process.  How do you keep the faith in promoting justice?
  • What would a just society look like?  Who would be in charge, or would there be no leaders?  How would children be treated?  How would this society treat people who seem different?  How would it respond to disagreements or broken covenants?
  • Does there have to be social strife to make justice progress?  Can you imagine a situation in which a society could become more just without overhauling social norms? 

Faith in Action

  • Volunteer your time at The Closet which provides clothes and household items to families in need.  Contact Jane Anthony for more information.
  • Donate a coat for winter.  The police station across from the Reston library collects new and gently used winter coats. 
  • Join the CYFD program’s outreach activities for Embry-Rucker, being held during worship on January 15 and 22.
  • Participate in the Women’s March on January 21.
  • Knit a hat, scarf, or pair of warm socks for someone at Embry-Rucker.
  • Tip well.