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The Urban Orchard

Life in a global city is often difficult. Amid the glory of culture and opportunity is the lure of things like bitterness, impatience, anger and envy. Thankfully God has promised certain gifts to his people. Saved by the grace of His Son, God gives us His own Holy Spirit which fills us and slowly but surely works “fruit” in us. This fruit of God’s Spirit is meant to sustain us in our urban life but also to ordain, enrich and beautify our urban existence. You could say that churches are called to be urban orchards: clusters of fruit that bring beauty and blessing an amazing but sometimes dark and draining city. In this series we will look at each “fruit of the spirit” and examine how they counter balance a particular trial or temptation in urban living.

October 23, 2016

Week 4 | Faithfulness and Gentleness / Apathy and Aggression

speaker: RJ Gruenwald Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 16, 2016

Week 3 | Kindness and Goodness / Independence and Bitterness

speaker: Anthony Forgioni Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 9, 2016

Week 2 | Peace and Patience / Striving and Hurry

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 2, 2016

Week 1 | Love and Joy / Selfishness and Anxiety

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

January 14, 2018

Week 2 | Accepting Responsibility

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: How to Adult: Maturity Made in the Image of Christ Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Matthew 26:36–26:46

January 7, 2018

Week 1 | Serving Someone Greater

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: How to Adult: Maturity Made in the Image of Christ Topic: Midtown Parish verse: John 6:26–6:35, Philippians 1:9–1:11, Proverbs 4:23

December 17, 2017

The Prayers of Christmas | Week 3

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Prayers of Christmas: Celebration Starts in the Heart Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 1:38, 2 Samuel 7:25–7:29, James 4:6–4:10, Luke 1:26–1:38, Psalm 116

December 10, 2017

The Prayers of Christmas | Week 2

speaker: Ken Chitwood Series: The Prayers of Christmas: Celebration Starts in the Heart Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Matthew 2:16–2:18, Jeremiah 31:10–31:17, 2 Corinthians 1:3–1:7, Psalm 139

December 3, 2017

The Prayers of Christmas | Week 1

speaker: Derek Lecakes Series: The Prayers of Christmas: Celebration Starts in the Heart Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 1:18–1:18, Numbers 11:16–11:23, James 1:5–1:8, Luke 1:5–1:23, Psalm 118:19–118:29

November 26, 2017

Week 3 | Selfless Encouragement

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Self. Less. (The Habits of a Truly Humble Heart) Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Hebrews 10:19–10:25, 2 Corinthians 1:3–1:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:5–5:11

November 19, 2017

Week 2 | Selfless Service

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Self. Less. (The Habits of a Truly Humble Heart) Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 22:24–22:27, 1 Peter 4:7–4:11

November 5, 2017

Week 3 | Burden Bearing

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Uncommon Bond Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Galatians 6:1–6:3, Exodus 17:8–17:13