Stepping up in 2014



It’s customary to do some reflection on our lives as we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another.  Some make resolutions … whether they’re kept for a week or a lifetime.  It’s also time to think about our spiritual well-being as we head into a new year.  If you’ve been with us for APC The Story since September, it’s time to get back into the groove of reading, reflecting and participating in discussion.  Perhaps a New Year’s resolution could be to comment and/or post on the blog more often.  If you haven’t been reading along … now is a good time to join in weekly reading of The Story.

We will be returning with Chapter 13: The King Who Had It All.  There are a number of ways to participate in the community both online and in real life :-).  Pick and choose which work best in your reading and study and interaction with others.  First, read chapter 13 before Sunday, January 5.  Then …

  • attend the Sunday School Class at Allentown Presbyterian Church at 9:30 am
  • attend worship at 8:30 or 11:00 am and hear a sermon related to the chapter (sermons will be also be posted on this blog as available)
  • attend an evening discussion group on Monday at 7:00 pm at the church
  • read the blog posts here beginning on Monday mornings
  • comment on the posts or pose your own questions about the chapter
  • join the discussion on Facebook’s group APC The Story here
  • tweet comments as you read, attend classes or worship, or just think about the reading each week. #apcthestory

Please consider asking your friends to join us, as well …


Advent and Christmas Break



We are now in the midst of Advent, the season of preparation and waiting in the Christian Church.  We are waiting on the Lord, preparing for the coming of Jesus.

We’ll be taking a break from our reading of The Story in order to fully recognize the season.  Our readings and reflections will begin the first week of January with Chapter 13: The King Who Had It All and the story of Solomon.  As usual, the assignment will be posted on Friday, January 3, and our reflections will post on Monday morning, January 6 … which also happens to be the day of Epiphany.

Until then … have a peaceful and contemplative Advent and a joyous Christmas!