by Rev. Eliana Maxim, Associate EP
“Christ calls the Church into being, giving it all that is necessary for its mission in the world, for its sanctification, and for its service to God. Christ is present with the Church in both Spirit and Word.” (Book of Order F-1.0202)
Almost 200 folks have pre-registered for Presbyfest (Saturday. Jan. 28 at 9am). I have to believe that they – like me – have heard that God is doing some pretty amazing things in our presbytery. The testimony of Christ’s salvific grace is being proclaimed in all sorts of manners and from every corner of our presbytery. And we shouldn’t be surprised, really. Christ is present with us, in both Spirit and Word. We just need to hear about it from one another and be encouraged!
We’re delighted to welcome you all to Presbyfest and hope that you will find encouragement, food for thought, fellowship and manna for your soul. You’ll hear from Bruce Reyes-Chow, former PCUSA moderator as well as from Julia Thorne, PCUSA immigration attorney. Speakers will address topics as varied as healthy church growth initiatives and theology and culture, Bible study and church finance. A wealth of diversity!
If you haven’t signed up for the event yet, it’s not too late. Just visit www.seattlepresbytery.org/presbyfest and click on register. We’re excited to welcome you all and together bear witness to the good work and life-giving mission happening in our churches and fellowships!