Our forum will begin again on April 15th during coffee hour after our 9:30am Sunday service at one of the tables in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reading the book Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World together with a chapter or two each week, and discuss on Sundays. The Forum lasts about 35 minutes. Unafraid is available on Amazon. If you cannot order from Amazon, call Jill in the office and she will order it for you.
In 1978 Susie Davis watched as a thirteen-year-old classmate entered her classroom and killed her teacher. As a witness to one of the earliest school shootings in our nation, Susie faced years of paralyzing fear and an intense distrust of God. But God relentlessly pursued her and, over time, broke Susie’s fear addiction.
In Unafraid, Susie offers her hard-won insights about how we can trust God in the midst of our fears about violence, disease, and personal tragedy. With you, she asks, “How do we live unafraid? How do we remain aware of world events without giving in to fear? How do we make everyday choices to stop letting ‘What if?’ control us?”
|“Though I don’t know where your fears started or how deep they sit in your soul, I do know this: Fear is a heavy burden. One of the heaviest you can carry. It’s exhausting and overwhelming. And it’s not from God.”
—Susie Davis, Unafraid
As Susie shows us, it is possible to break fear’s grasp on our lives. We can be aware of the terrible without forgetting the beautiful. We can look up with joy and realize the remarkable truth: Jesus wants to take our fear and give us, in its place, true peace. Walk this liberating journey with her and learn what it means to live unafraid.
Note: There will be no Forum on April 22nd due to the Town Hall Meeting.