What’s new at IPC
For the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, we join Jesus at the beginning of his ministry as reported by the Gospel of Matthew. Soon after he called his disciples, he gathered them to begin sharing his “Sermon on the Mount,” which is just as revolutionary today as it was in the first century. Come to church to hear more!
The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place after our fellowship time this Sunday, 29 January. The annual reports have been sent out, and limited copies will be available at the meeting.
Save the date! The annual Stone Soup meal will be held in the Fellowship Hall after the worship service on Sunday, 12 February. Please plan to invite friends and neighbors to share in this fun social event.
Our Life at the IPC
We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary all year long. Our congregation began with a series of meetings in 1922, ending in the laying of a cornerstone on November 9, 1923, at a church on the Champs de Mars in downtown Brussels. We have a new centennial seal that has been designed to help us celebrate. Several special events are being planned throughout the year, including a festive worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. Watch for more details!
Mission of the Month
Protestant Solidarity is at work bringing new life to villages in Rwanda. Several years ago, Musha, Rwanda, was the site of one of the worst massacres of the Rwandan genocide. Today, it is alive with hope – the hope of new growth and new life. Musha is now home to an agro-ecological program, with a nursery of fruit trees and forest species as well as an irrigation system with solar panels. The women and young people who maintain these nurseries and vegetable crops today will benefit from them for years to come.
The nursery is producing 50,000 plants and fruit tree seedlings which will be distributed to farmers, the community, and surrounding churches. Among the plants are grevilleas and calliandras, as well as seedlings of maracujas, Japanese plum trees, mandarin trees, orange trees, and avocado trees.
Read more at https://ipcbrussels.org/mission-of-the-month/