Imagination Station has inspired our Solemn Assembly and our six-month commitment toward the renewal of Providence. It is a gathering of interested people, under the direction of our consultant and interim pastor, Dr. Dwight A. Moody, committed to the flourishing of Providence.
After six months of meetings, conversations, surveys, and actions, Providence has embraced a one day launch of a six-month renewal movement.
The one-day event is Sunday, January 2, 2022. We call it a Solemn Assembly. It will be divided into three one-hour sessions: 10-10:55, 11-11:55, and 12 noon-1:00 pm. The first two sessions will include drink and finger foods while the third session will include a full lunch concluding with the Lord’s Supper. You may use the response form at the bottom of this page to register to attend for one, two, or all three sessions.
The Solemn Assembly invokes a word from the Hebrew Bible used by ancient believers to set aside a day for serious business with the Lord and with each other: a day of prayer, conversation, worship, and the renewal of their covenant with God. We want our Solemn Assembly to be a day of deliberation and decision, of turning away from some internal bickering toward the wide horizon of gospel work, of setting aside the disappointments of the last few years and embrace the opportunities of are set before us. We imagine good and godly things in our future, and we have set our faces and our souls in that direction.
The Solemn Assembly is open to all who care about Providence, to all who want to be a part of this revival of the church. Already there is an emerging spirit of welcome and wonder, of joy and hope, of friendship and faith, of anticipation of the good things to come. We invite you to be a part of it.
The six months of January through June of 2022 will be the extended time of our renewal. We have adopted the theme of SING FOR JOY, LIVE WITH HOPE. Our pastor will preach the entire six months from the letter to the Philippians whose recurrent theme is REJOICE!! We will use the Solemn Assembly to plan the events of this six month revival and set the tone of our spirits.
Hear our prayer, O Lord, and come to us and a special visitation of your life-giving Spirit.