Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sermon Event: Church in Utah: It's Time for a Revolution

I just learned that John W. Morehead will be preaching at New Beginnings Church at Mountain Vista United Methodist (8931 South 3200 West, West Jordan) on Sunday, Sept. 6th at 4:00 p.m. Sermon title will be Church in Utah: It's Time for a Revolution. The Scripture reference is Matthew 16:1-3. The main points of the message to be followed by a Q&A are:

1. We are living in a new world of challenge and opportunity for the church.
2. The challenges of late modernity, post-Christendom, and Utah culture.
3. The church in Christendom culture.
4. Church in the missional mode.
5. A concluding challenge with the need to cast a vision with strategy for missional church in Utah.

This looks to be an interesting conversation about church planting and missional church in Utah. Please spread the word.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Life of Apostle Paul with Rick Steves

I love watching Rick Steves travel shows on PBS. Here is his show done on the Apostle Paul for the ELCA, of which he is a member. Enjoy.

We are now getting a Catholic radio station in Utah

I noticed in the paper today that we are getting a Catholic radio station. (From the Deseret News)
Catholic radio station to hold launch party

Utah's first Catholic radio station will have a "Station Launch Party" today, 9:30-10 a.m., at the KIHU (AM-1010) radio tower, 6173 W. 2100 South, West Valley City.

The Most Rev. John C. Wester, bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, will bless the station and do a ceremonial flip of the switch to being full-time Catholic broadcasting to Utah.

The station will be part of the Immaculate Heart Radio Network.
The Salt Lake Tribune also had an article that mentioned that a locally produced program may soon be coming.
Eventually, the Salt Lake City Diocese will air an hourlong program five to seven days a week, said Colleen Gudreau, communications director for the diocese.

Wester appointed a steering committee this summer to suggest programs for what is tentatively being called "Utah Catholic Now." A start date has not yet been set for that program, Gudreau said.

"It's got a lot of potential, but it takes a lot of planning to actually make it happen," Gudreau said. "It certainly is historic to have Catholic radio in Utah. It will increase the communication of what is happening in the diocese with Catholics and others interested in what is going on."
That sounds like it will be interesting, especially if it takes on the social issue of immigration.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Event Announcement: Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson visits Utah

The Latino Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah is honored to host Bishop Gene Robinson on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the ECCU. Bishop Robinson’s address to the Episcopal Diocese of Utah will begin at 4:00 p.m. The theme of his address will be: “The Episcopal Church in the Twenty-First Century.” There will be a book signing and small reception following his address. Please RSVP to Karen Pena (801-322-4131) by Monday, August 17.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

If you’re wondering what that strange writing means in our banner

I felt like spiffing up our site banner a little. Make it unique and a little more Utahish. So I downloaded Mormon Country’s very own Deseret Alphabet and wrote ‘Salt Lake Emergent Cohort’ in Deseret. It’s a phonetic alphabet, so I had to do a little homework to get the characters right, but I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules for the correct spelling of many words, so this is my best impression of things.

The font I used is designed after the one used in the Deseret First Book, published back in 1868. If you’d like to play around with the font for yourself, here’s the ReaderBee font for download.