Edgehill United Methodist Church
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Announcements of Ministry


Edgehill Education and Spiritual Formation Class

(9:30 Sundays in the Cobb-Falk Room)

 

We will be reading "Love Your Enemies How Decent People Can Save America From The Culture of Contempt" by Arthur C. Brooks.  For the seven Sundays between Jan 12 and Feb 23, the conversations will be facilitated by Dick Williams.  This Sunday we will be covering the 19-page intro.  A few books are available from Pastor John.  

 

To get ahead today, you have to be a jerk, right?  Divisive politicians. Screaming heads on television. Angry campus activists. Twitter trolls. Today in America, there is an “outrage industrial complex” that prospers by setting American against American, creating a “culture of contempt”—the habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. Maybe, like more than nine out of ten Americans, you dislike it. But hey, either you play along, or you’ll be left behind, right?    Wrong.

 

In Love Your Enemies, the New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks shows that abuse and outrage are not the right formula for lasting success. Brooks blends cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks in a work that offers a better way to lead based on bridging divides and mending relationships.

Love Your Enemies offers a clear strategy for victory for a new generation of leaders. It is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of American progress. Most of all, it is a roadmap to arrive at the happiness that comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences.

 

2020 Stewardship Campaign Update: We have received 62 pledges, totaling $239,416 toward our 2020 budget. For 2019 we had 66 pledges, totaling $285,000. We’re now four pledges and $45,584 short comparing total pledges 2019/2020. Keep closing the gap!! Complete a pledge card today (available at the welcome table), or pledge online at: pledge2020@edgehill.org