Over the Rainbow

In News by Shannon Rose

October 2-23

In the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, we are transported to a land full of colorful characters and new ideas. As Dorothy looks for The Wizard to find her way home, she meets the Scarecrow, who wants a brain; the Tin Man, who desires a heart; and the Cowardly Lion, who lacks courage. After finally reaching The Wizard, the curtain is pulled back to reveal that The Wizard is an ordinary man. The foursome eventually discover that the power to return home, think, love, and be courageous was inside them all along. 

Throughout our community, there are incredible people, fresh viewpoints and varied life experiences we haven’t yet encountered. As we seek to move forward united in Christ’s love, we remember that what is impossible for us, is entirely possible for God. Maybe, all the things we need to usher in a brighter, more hopeful future have been infused in us through God’s power all along. 


October 2

“Brain” 
Philippians 2:1-11 


October 9

“Heart” 
Matthew 22:34-40 


October 16

“Courage” 
II Timothy 1:3-5 


October 23

Behind the Curtain” 
Matthew 19:16-30 

RESOURCES 

Movie – The Wizard of Oz  

Do I Stay Christian? 
by: Brian McLaren 

Wholehearted Faith 
by: Rachel Held Evans 

How to Be Here 
by: Rob Bell 

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead 
by: Brene Brown 

In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer
by: Jan Richardson