How is it with your soul? Are you happy? Have you ever really committed to following Christ? Or is it time to make a deeper commitment? From January 9-23, Revival2011 considered these questions, inviting us to explore how God might be calling us to a deeper commitment to Christ. Though Revival2011 has ended, we continue asking these questions, hoping always that our faith and love will grow deeper with each passing day. To that end, resources from Revival2011 are available here for continued prayer, reflection, and journeying with God.
The Revival Kickoff, held on January 9 in Jubilee Hall, offered a chance to reflect together on the themes of Revival2011 through music, testimony, and dance. It marked the beginning of a 15-day journey of prayer and reflection together
View the whole event online via youtube.
You can also view Dr. Howell's basic message (a 10 minute YouTube video).
And also, view Journeys of Faith, a video featuring our lay people speaking about their faith.
Dr. Howell's blog includes highlights from the kickoff event.
Prayer and Reflect
Much of Revival2011 was devoted to prayer and reflection. Dr. Howell prepared a daily devotional to help guide us, complete with multimedia.
Revival2011 concluded with a Service of Commitment in the sanctuary on January 16. In the service, Dr. Howell reflected on the questions he'd received, and invited us to make a deeper commitment to Christ.
View the service online via YouTube: Part One and Part Two.
The Next Step: February 6
From 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, in Jubilee Hall, The Next Step will offer information and conversation about ways to live out a commitment to Christ, loving God and our neighbor, through worship and community; justice; compassion; and devotion.
Faith Academy: February 9 - March 2
The Faith Academy begins its winter session on Wednesday, February 9. Five courses are offered, each geared to helping us embrace the life of faith in a deeper, more committed way.
You can learn more about the offerings and register online.
Join the Conversation
Though Revival2011 has formally ended, the questions and conversation continue.
You can explore some good questions, and Dr. Howell's responses, online.
Also, join our online community, to join the conversation.
Facebook: Search for the Myers Park United Methodist Church page and join!
Twitter: Search for MyersParkUMC and follow! You can also follow Dr. Howell personally if you’d like at HowellPreaches.
Text messaging: Go to http://www.broadtexter.com/MPUMC and give us your cell # (and it works even if you don’t have an iPhone).