New Worship Series: Dr. Seuss Goes to Church
This month, as we encourage one another to fall into the rhythms of church community and connection, we’re opening our doors wide to welcome and encourage visitors through a playful yet sincere and meaningful sermon series: “Dr. Seuss Goes to Church.” Theodore
Seuss Geisel was a devout Christian who wrote many children’s stories that reveal subtle and not-so-subtle lessons about our human predicament and how we balance that predicament with the Christian call to care for one another- by loving our neighbors.
(As you’ve heard in the news this year, several of Geisel’s books included caricatures that were offensive and hurtful, and his estate has made the right choice to discontinue publishing those parts of the collection. From this we learn the valuable lesson that even those who aspire to the highest ideals still struggle with loving our neighbors. Maya Angelou offers inspiration and encouragement for us all in saying, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”)
The series will feature a different book or story each week and you’re encouraged to invite your neighbors to come experience this series. It will get the youngest and oldest among us to consider the love of Christ in new ways together.
There are dozens of well-known books we could choose from. For this series, I’ve chosen some you may know, or some you may not have encountered before. Each has a striking message that resonates with the teachings and love of Christ.
Our first Sunday, August 8, begins with a look at Yertle the Turtle; August 15, a poem entitled “The Zode in the Road”; and August 22, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
I hope you’ll take the time to invite and encourage friends and families and children of all ages to come and experience this playful yet deeply meaningful series.
Published: Monday, August 2, 2021