People have always experienced fear, and always will. It’s part of who we are and how we are wired. In many ways, fear is even a good thing that warns us of potential dangers. But sometimes, our fears may be based on false information and threats that are not real. And even when fears are valid, people need healthy ways to face them.

Why a study and sermon series on fear?

Because our fear and anxiety level is at an all-time high. We’re anxious about COVID-19, the presidential election, and race relations. We’re worried about kids going back to school. We’re anxious about the economy and our jobs. And then we have the daily, ongoing worries about aging, finances, relationships, and family.

This 5-week (July 15- August 5) Wednesday study and Sunday sermon series explores worries and fears related to crime, failure, aging, dying, change and missing out, among others. And, we’ll discover practical steps for dealing with our fears, all in the light of scripture.

Week 1: Living with Fear; intro (7/15 and 7/19)
Week 2: Crime, Race, Terrorism and Politics (7/22 and 7/26)
Week 3: Failure, Disappointing Others, Insignificance, and Loneliness (7/29 and 8/2)
Week 4: Apocalypse, Change, Missing Out, and Finances (8/5 and 8/9)
Week 5: Aging, Illness, Dying, and Fear of the Lord (8/12 and 8/16)

How to participate:

Join us Wednesdays in-person in McKay Hall, online via Zoom (password: 2604267421) or via phone by dialing: 312.626.6799; Meeting ID: 948 0296 4656 (password: 2604267421) from 7-8pm for the study, and then on Sunday mornings at 9:30 (in-person) or 11am online for the sermon. Questions? Email Pastor Annie at

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