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

Epiphany Sunday – January 7, 2018

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 for morning and evening services
Sunday School for All Ages – after worship
Sanctuary Undecorating Party – 6:30 p.m.

The image is “Journey of the Magi,” by James Tissot, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Suppose Malcolm Muggeridge was right. He wrote, “Faith is caught, not taught.” Muggeridge was a journalist, who had grown up Anglican, but who had drifted away. For a long stretch of his life, he considered himself an agnostic. “God? Who knows?” But then his work for the BBC took him to Calcutta, India, to meet and interview Mother Teresa. The result was a slim book he entitled, “Something Beautiful for God.” It made Mother Teresa known to the world. His encounter with her forms the wisdom in what he wrote, that faith is caught, not taught. It took some time to germinate, or incubate (hey, I’m writing this with a cold), but Muggeridge caught something from her. And he spent the rest of his life trying to figure it out, and embody it. Join us on Sunday as we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany, and hear about some travelers who give every appearance of having caught faith.

Blessings, David