Peace School - We learn that Genesis is two books, chapters 1-11 and 12-40. Why is this? How do they have similarities, and yet different authors and purposes?
Deeper reflections: What are the stories of my beginning and birth, and how does my family tell them?
How do we tall the the beginning stories of my church and my religious identity - the beginning of Mennonites, Anabaptists and Christians?
As an aside, what are the stories about the beginning of the US of America? Stories of our beginnings help orient us along the way. Where are your stories at home, school, church leading you?
Reflect - As we discuss the Penteteuch (first five books in the Bible) in September and October, you are encouraged to read a chapter a day (or 7 chapters a week). If you started last week, that would mean continuing this week with chapters 7-14 in Genesis. They include part of the story of Noah's family, Tower of Babel-ing, and Abram and Sarai.
Pray - Work on practicing a daily time of intentional prayer. There are many resources online and ways to pray. One simple one (but can still be deep) is to pray the LORD's Prayer. Below is the New Zealand version.
Serve - Consider how you will be part of a bigger community this week. What is one specific action you can take to serve someone else, and how do work at making it part of a long-term and mutual relationship? MCC is one global effort. Below is a video if you'd like to learn more about 'My Coins Count' and how we use the coins we collect on Sundays. Do you know what SALT is as you consider your future as a young adult?