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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

August 5, 2018

Week 5 | Psalm 22 (Abandonment)

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

July 29, 2018

Week 4 | Psalm 51 (Grief Over Sin)

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 51

July 22, 2018

Week 3 | Psalm 23 (Fear and Death)

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 23

July 15, 2018

Week 2 | Psalm 35 (Enemies and Obstacles)

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 35

July 1, 2018

Week 5 | A Messy Faith

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Kings 2:1–2:4, 1 Kings 2:10–2:12

June 24, 2018

Week 4 | A Great King

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 2 Samuel 1:1–16, 1 Samuel 16:4–16:12, Mark 10:45–10:45

June 17, 2018

Week 3 | A Wise Wife

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 25:1–25:35

June 10, 2018

Week 2 | Fleeing and Fearful

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 21:1–21:9, Matthew 11:28–11:29

June 3, 2018

Week 1 | An Unlikely Hero

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 17:38–17:50, Psalm 25:1–25:5