A new school year means a new beginning for many of us. For
incoming first years, this is the start of a new chapter in life; one soon to
be filled with memories – memories you will cherish and memories you may regret,
but nevertheless learn from. For returning students, a new year means a clean
slate. It’s a chance to start fresh; to build on existing memories and create
Simpson’s Religious Life Community (RLC) is eager to be a piece of
your new beginning. RLC offers opportunity for fellowship, service, worship,
community, justice and mission, and interfaith relations. As a team, we have
prepared for the upcoming year. Our theme kicked off last Wednesday evening at
Quench, our campus worship service open to the Simpson community every
Wednesday from 9:00-9:45PM.
This year’s theme originates from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 :
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
This passage is applicable in our everyday lives. “To everything
there is a season…” There is a time, place, and reason for every action,
decision, and thought. Your new chapter, or clean slate, will benefit from
pondering the meaning behind this passage. This is your time to grow. This is
your time to make decisions of your own. This is your time to determine who you
want to be and where you want to go.
Start fresh. It’s your new beginning.
Join us for Quench on Wednesday nights from 9:00-9:45PM, with Afterhours directly following worship.
Keep an eye and ear out for service opportunities and Bible studies soon to come.