Growing in Faith




        Welcome to our yearlong program of Faith Formation

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  Imagination      Friendship     Freedom          Joy  

    May                     June                    July                   August


 Faith              Hope          Humility          Love

January                February                March                   April



Gratitude           Generosity     Hospitality         Peace

 September               October                November              December


“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
  – Bertrand Russell

Students at Yale University can select courses from a dazzling array of possibilities, but I wonder if many of them will be as beneficial as a relatively new offering. This recent addition is a course entitled, "Life Worth Living," and it gives students a way to assess that most important of questions from many religious and ethical perspectives. I am grateful to the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, whose faculty and staff have brought to reality this exciting adventure in learning. This is how these leaders describe the purpose of the course:

Today, more than at any previous time in history, the question of the good life – what makes for a flourishing life – is a pressing one. This question once came pre-answered – by culture, by religion, by tradition – but these days, we each have to ask and answer for ourselves: What is the good life? What does it mean to live a flourishing life? These are difficult questions that require intellectual muscles we’ve long let atrophy; we need one another’s help to ask and answer them well.

Starting in September, the Center for Faith Development at Round Hill Community Church, with the full support of the Board of Trustees, is offering a yearlong examination of the question, "What is a life worth living?" Through sermons, classes, guest speakers, website resources, art, music and literature, we will give you many ways of engaging this question, with one another, family members and friends, and on your own. We will update you regularly with invitations to start and enjoy this journey of faith, and may all our explorations help us to deepen our commitment to a life that is worth living in every possible way!              – Ed Horstman