Join us February 18th when we begin the Lenten Sermon Series: “Blessed Are…”
The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative. Four of the blessings also appear in the Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke, followed by four woes which mirror the blessings.
Each Beatitude consists of two phrases: the condition and the result. In almost every case the condition is from familiar Old Testament context, but Jesus teaches a new interpretation. Together, the Beatitudes present a new set of Christian ideals that focus on a spirit of love and humility different in orientation than the usual force and exaction taken. They echo the ideals of the teachings of Jesus on mercy, spirituality, and compassion
On February 18th, we will also have a guest in attendance. Jim Dias from the Urban Abbey in downtown Omaha is bringing a selection of their Fair Trade items that are available for purchase – books, jewelry, scarves, chocolate, and more!
About Urban Abbey
We are a nonprofit, fair trade coffee shop, bookstore and church located in the heart of Downtown Omaha’s Old Market. We are a space of inclusion and hospitality, building relationships and community in our neighborhood and city. We serve as hub for productivity for professionals and students, a space for meaningful events, and a home for modern worship.
We believe that to explore generosity, we must practice it. It is risky, but every month, we give 10% of our coffee bar sales to a local nonprofit partner. Since 2011, we have provided significant financial resources to do life-giving work in the community to partners such as the Stephen Center, Nebraska AIDS Project, Nebraska Appleseed, Justice For Our Neighbors, and Liberty Elementary School.
The Urban Abbey United Methodist Church is located at 1026 Jackson Street, Omaha, Nebraska.