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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

October 14, 2018

Week 3 | Meditating with God

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Words with God Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 1

October 7, 2018

Week 2 | Praying with Jesus

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Words with God Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 11:1–11:4, Hebrews 7, Hebrews 9

September 30, 2018

Dwelling with God’s Word

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Words with God Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 10:38–10:42

September 23, 2018

Week 3 | Lies

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Dealing with Discontent Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Philippians 4:10–4:13, 1 Timothy 6:6–6:11

September 16, 2018

Week 2 | Loss

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Dealing with Discontent Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Hebrews 11:29–11:40, Psalm 13, Job 1:21

September 9, 2018

Week 1 | Longing

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Dealing with Discontent Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 2 Samuel 11:1–11:3, 1 Timothy 6:6–6:11, Psalm 23:1–23:4

August 26, 2018

Week 2 | Choose our Attitude

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Heart Your Hood 2018 Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Galatians 5:13–5:26

August 19, 2018

Week 1 | Change the World

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Heart Your Hood 2018 Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17–5:21, Acts 1:6–1:11

August 5, 2018

Week 5 | Psalm 22 (Abandonment)

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 22