Shawnee Presbyterian Church

     

 

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MORE LIGHT - ALL ARE WELCOME

Something new is brewing at Shawnee Presbyterian Church. Our congregation has always proclaimed welcome and openness to all of God’s children regardless of one’s background, nationality, race, and/or gender identity. Our Session has taken a step forward in this welcome of all people as we are now a member of the More Light Presbyterian ministry. More Light Presbyterian congregations are intentional about their welcome of all who identify and LBGTQ+.

This new affiliation changes very little about our identity and function as a congregation. Being a More Light congregation opens our doors more publicly to all who identify as LBGTQ+ and provides safe sanctuary in a worshiping community. We will have the support of the organization of More Light to help us learn more about ourselves and more of how to reach out with welcoming hands to everyone in our community. Our church will have a listing in the More Light Presbyterian database assisting those searching for churches like ours to find us.

I share this news during a week when our sister denomination United Methodist Church wrestles with the same issues but appears to be choosing to hold tight to their “traditional” beliefs resulting in not being welcoming to the LBGTQ+ people and population. I share this news as we move closer to Ash Wednesday (March 6 – service at 6:30pm) and Lent itself. This news should give us great reason to pray for greater possibilities within our congregation and hopefully our connection with the community around us. I share this news as Shawnee Presbyterian Church prepares to celebrate our 65th anniversary on May 5 with worship and fellowship luncheon to follow. This news I believe is good news and news that can and will bring us closer together in the fellowship of Jesus Christ.

I also recognize that this news may be challenging for some. I invite you to contact me and/or one of our Elders to more fully understand what is happening and to talk through your concerns. Our intent is in no way to cause extra challenge but instead to help each one of us and our church to grow into the identity we already proclaim to be true.

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Children's Sunday School will meet in the Red Room after the Time with Young Disciples portion of Worship, through the end of each service. 

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 12:30pm


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IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER . . .

this week...

  • Ladies Prayer Group
    Wednesday, March 20th, 11:30am
    Eggtc 7182 Renner Road Shawnee, KS
    We eat, talk, and go over who is in need of prayers and cards. The 16+ women who attend regularly, will welcome you warmly. Hope to see you too! God Bless!

coming soon...

  • Noisy Offering
    Sunday, March 24th
    Can you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’ this Sunday? The money will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School and will help families with additional expenses as a new semester begins.
    Click here for more information.
  • Ronald McDonald House Family Support
    Sunday, March 24th, 11:30am
    Come help pack snack bags that families to take with them to take the the hospital each day.
    Want more details? Click here.
  • 5th Sunday Giving Program
    Sunday, March 31st, 11:30am
    This program supports Crosslines’ Laundry & Shower Program; Hope Totes Program; and Diaper Program.
    To learn more click here.
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, April 7th, 11:30am
    The first Sunday of each month we bring food for others as we gather for communion. Take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.
    For more information click here.