Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Acts 8 Moment - Packing for the Wilderness Road

Saturday, December 15
Episcopal Church of All Saints
1559 Central Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

"Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went." (Acts 8:26-27a)

The Episcopal Church has gone through some tough times lately. At levels from national to local, a difficult economy and the fading cultural influence of Christianity have been hard on our institutions. But this is no time for gloom.

The Acts 8 Moment, launched over the summer at General Convention, is an informal group of lay and clergy Episcopalians across the country praying and acting for the renewal of the Episcopal Church. We take our inspiration from the eighth chapter of the Book of Acts, when the early church was expelled from Jerusalem. This proved to be a turning point - for the better - in the growth of the church.

At diocesan convention, delegates gathered for an Acts 8 workshop to start the conversation in our own diocese, dreaming together of what the future of our church might be. Join us on December 15 to keep the conversation going. No previous involvement in Acts 8 is required, just a love for the Gospel as proclaimed by the Episcopal Church.

Learn More:
Twitter: @acts8moment