Grab your remotes and fire up your DVRs—the Olympics are coming! The 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony will commence on Friday evening at 6:00, and over the next few weeks athletes from around the world will compete in a wide variety of events. (Seriously, have you looked at the list of Olympic summer sports? They’ve got everything from archery to rugby, rhythmic gymnastics to golf, table tennis to water polo! There’s even a trampoline event!)
And while the international athletes are showing off their physical fitness, the people of Auburn First United Methodist Church will be focusing on spiritual fitness! Throughout the month of August, we will be flexing our spiritual muscles and learning about the heroes of the Old Testament in our Olympic-themed worship series: “Go For The Gold!” And make sure to bring the kids and grandkids—there will be fun Olympic games to play during children’s time!
GO FOR THE GOLD!
August 7th: Running the Race (Hebrews 11:29-12:1)
August 14th: Wrestling With God (Genesis 32:22-32)
August 21: Shotput—Good Things Come in Small Packages (1 Samuel 17)
August 28: Weightlifting—Be Strong in the Lord (Judges 13-16)