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InSpiring Speaker Series
Praise Gathering

Please join us on May 11, 11:15 a.m. as Jill Duffield, editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook magazine presents:

Teaching, fellowship, bread breaking and prayers:
Being an Acts 2 church in a 21st Century world

In Acts 2 there is the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit that is followed by a seemingly simple practice of Bible study, meals and prayer. The earliest converts received the Holy Spirit and then gathered together and did what churches have been doing ever since.

They worshiped and ate together, learned the Apostles' teaching and prayed. (Oh, and they also shared everything in common!) Through these familiar practices the Holy Spirit worked, Christianity spread, and formerly disparate (and even hostile) groups of people became the one household of God. What can we learn in our current, vastly different context, from these earliest Christian communities? Is it possible that our anxiety and fear has crippled our ability to grab hold of the basic gifts of faith that God uses to transform the world? Let's talk about it!

Jill Duffield currently serves as the editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent publication on the PC(USA). She earned a B.A. in history at age nineteen from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated with her M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary and was ordained as a teaching elder in 1998. In May 2013, Jill earned her D.Min. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has served large and small congregations, led numerous retreats, and has had articles, sermons and curricula published. In addition, Jill is frequently asked to preach and has had the privilege of preaching at the Massanetta Springs Bible Conference and Montreat . Jill is married to Grant and they have three children, Joseph, Jessie and Marissa.

Tickets are $15 each (includes lunch) and are available at SecondChurch.org between services in McFarland Hall and at the front desk Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 beginning April 20. Childcare reservations can be made at SecondChurch.org/childcare at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions? Please contact Betty Ragle at 317-253-6461 or BRagle@SecondChurch.org. Registration deadline: Sunday, May 7