Christ has a calling on each believer and seeks to equip each one for a unique and specific task in the eternal work of God. As your grasp of this blessing comes to focus, your need for the wisdom of heaven is vital for this significant purpose as it is to be lived in concert with Christ and other believers.
So where does this insight and guidance come from? How does it take shape in our world, our community, our Churches?
James writing to the believers scattered by persecution tells us in 4:17-18: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”
Fellowship and study, growth and purpose, encouragement and care shape the transformed heart giving purpose to every act of one’s life in Christ.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:1-2
The Secretariat is beginning work on a September Ultreya for the Illinois Way of Christ community. (The Secretariat meets next on June 19th, please offer suggestions or volunteer to help.)
This gathering and fellowship meal is generally followed by singing, worship, communion, and sharing by a 4th day speaker. Feel free to invite and bring family and friends, even if they have not been involved in a Cursillo Weekend.
We are still watching the covid-19 concerns and plan to consider those in our planning and the gathering circumstances as that date approaches.
If our gathering looks possible, we will go ahead with the meal and worship. We pray that is the case so participants can bring their own place setting ( plates, cups, silverware ), lawn chair, sunscreen, as well as a dish to pass.
We expect this to be a park gathering to make open air fellowship easier.
Bring your Pilgrims Guide, name tag, cross and green Palanca, looking forward to our time of fellowship and encouragement!
Child care will be difficult if everyone goes to a different activity, so we will only offer an activity that is close to the shelter. If you or your child wants to do something other than this close activity, please make your own arrangements.