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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 15, 2017

Week 1 | Constancy

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Uncommon Bond Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Proverbs 17:17–17:17, Proverbs 18:24–18:24, Proverbs 20:6–20:6, 1 Samuel 18:1–18:3, 1 Samuel 20:17–20:17, 1 Samuel 20:42–20:42, 2 Samuel 1:26–1:26

October 8, 2017

Week 5 | Opening Your Eyes to Life

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, John 10:10–10:10

October 1, 2017

Week 4 | Opening Your Eyes to Love

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, John 3:1–3:3, John 4:9–4:10

September 24, 2017

Week 3 | Opening Your Eyes to Help

speaker: Ken Chitwood Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, Psalm 103

September 10, 2017

Week 1 | Opening your Eyes to Longing

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, Ephesians 2:8–2:10

September 3, 2017

Week 2 | Seeking without Offense

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Heart Your Hood 2017 Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Peter 2:9–2:12, 1 Peter 3:13–3:17

August 20, 2017

Week 11 | Gifts, Ethics, and Loving Neighbors

Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Queens Parish verse: Romans 12:1–12:2, Romans 13:8–13:14

August 13, 2017

Week 10 | Suffering

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 8:18–8:39