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Reformation Sunday

Guest Preacher and Teacher, Rev. Jessica Tate

Rev. Jessica Tate

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the wall of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, launching the movement that would come to be known as the Protestant Reformation. As children of the Protestant Reformation, Lewinsville will once again mark this day in our education and worship.

We are privileged to have Rev. Jessica Tate, the founding director of NEXT Church and an International Coaching Federation-trained leadership coach, as our guest preacher at the 11:00 service that day.

During the Education hour at 9:30 a.m. that day, Rev. Tate will lead an Adult Education class on the topic, Is Faith Still Possible? Rev. Tate writes, “In a season of so many disruptions and in a period of common life in which the church is in decline in all the standard measures, is it possible to be a thinking person in today’s world and still hold the faith that has been passed down to us? As we celebrate the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we will draw on the work of Ronald Byars, Rodger Nishioka, and the Lilly Endowment to explore faith in our current lives.”

NEXT Church is an organization devoted to following God’s call into the future, strengthening the relational fabric of the PCUSA, and cultivating congregations and leaders who work for the common good.

As we stand at the edge of Lewinsville’s own future, at this moment of transition and turbulence in our society and world, it will be so helpful to have Rev. Tate lead us in reflecting on what God’s call is to us at this time.