November 2014 Theme – 28 Days of Transformation
[Ministers’ Note: Each week, hand out a one-sheet, two-sided, folded document of transformative activities for the congregation to engage in during the week. The content for those handouts is included with these materials and one PDF is provided as a sample of what they looked like at our center.]
At Romans 12:2, we are told, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” For the next 28 days, we will engage in a journey of transformation. In addition to our time together each Sunday, this journey includes daily activities that will move us powerfully forward. During this time, we will engage in and stand witness to a personal and community metamorphosis.
November 2014, Talk 1 - “The Process of Transformation”
Today, we use the caterpillar that would be the butterfly as our teacher and guide. We can learn a great deal about our journey through his process of transformation, which is a true metamorphosis. This day promises to be uplifting and inspiring with a special gift for everyone who attends.
November 2014, Talk 2 - “The Call of Transformation”
Just like the call of the butterfly is within the caterpillar, the call of transformation is within each one of us. What is calling you? What is your next revolution around the spiral of evolution? Today, we help discern the answers to those questions by listening to the C.A.L.L.
November 2014, Talk 3 – “Navigating Transformation”
As we experience the newness of a transformed life, we may not be completely comfortable in our own skin. We may not yet quite know how to navigate life in this new way. Using an analogy taken from the sports world, [name of minister] will walk us through the steps to find our way in the newness of it all.
November 2014, Talk 4 – “Transformation through Trouble”
Mother Teresa is quoted as having said, “I know God will never give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish He didn’t trust me so much!” Whether she actually said that or not is irrelevant. What is important is that often our greatest moments of transformation come through troubling times. Today we bring some wisdom to this idea, wisdom that will support us in those transforming moments.
November 2014, Talk 5 – “Commitment to Transformation“
On our 28th day of transformation, we make a commitment to transformation as a way of life and stand witness to the Beauty, Power, Grace and Love of God that is revealed when we do.
As I renew my mind, I transform my life. As I answer the call, I evolve my consciousness. As I stand for transformation in times of trouble, I transcend them. And, as I commit to all of this, I am a living testament to God’s Beauty, Power, Grace and Love.