First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Adult Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.|
Worship – 9:30 a.m.
Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5.
Sunday School for Children & Youth – following worship
Sunday Seminar: “Challenges to Sustainability” – 11:00 a.m.
Communion at Clark-Lindsey Village – 1:30 p.m.
PYC: Games, Cookout, and Service Project – 4:00 p.m.

From the Pastor/Head of Staff

The photo is of a billboard in Fiji.

In her lectionary column for this week, Rev. Jill Duffield writes about a city manager she knows who once told her that his job was “to do the work and the mayor’s job was to get the credit.” And he said that without any resentment, and intended to suggest that he understood it to be right. The system was established, and he understood his role to be a good public servant within that system. This strikes me as an excellent example of humility. Humility comes from the same root word from which we also get our word “humus.” Not the stuff that we eat, but the stuff that is part of the earth, the soil. Being humble, then, means being grounded. Trouble comes when we stop being grounded, as suggested by the photo of the billboard. Would a humble person take a bribe? Would a humble person even be tempted by a bribe? Join us on Sunday as we contemplate together a teaching of Jesus on humble discipleship