Reformation Day: Family Night

Join us, Sunday, Oct 27 from 6:00-7:15PM annual Reformation Party! This family theme party night will focus on John Huss, the prophet of hope. The night will start in the sanctuary with a 20 minute discussion on the life of John Huss, looking at how he blessed the church. 

We will then go to the ABC fellowship hall and finish the night playing medieval themed games, enjoying snacks, and making crafts. Plus your kids will get lots of Halloween Candy. We hope you and your family will join us on Oct. 27 @ 6PM

Game/Activity List: 

1. Cart Joisting

2. Papal Coin Toss

3. Relic Room Challenge

4. Photo Booth

5. Kozi Castle of Interpretation

6. Goose Hat Craft

7. Chess Piece Scavenger/Egg Hunt

(At the end of every game, kids will be awarded candy and other prizes)

What is the Reformation?

On October 31, 1517, Luther nailed a the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Chapel, seeking to debate the practice of indulgences. 

By 1517, the Catholic church following the Pope's leadership had exchanged the gospel of grace for a gospel of grace and works. After their initial salvation, men and women were told to finish their faith on their own, performing the seven sacraments. If people could not workou?

ith or struggled to pay for their sins, they could buy documents from the church called indulgences that supposedly paid for people's sin. 

Luther challenged this practice, realizing that salvation came by faith alone, through grace alone, according to the Word of God. Though Luther sought only to reform the church, he lit a spark that revived gospel preaching and created a new church, a church of protestants (those who protested the Catholic Church). 

Many Baptists, Lutherans, and Presbyterians and many other gospel centered churches exist today because a lone monk in Germany rediscovered the beauty of the true gospel which proclaims that Jesus saves sinners by his death and resurrection!   

Who was John Huss?

John Huss lived during the beginning of the fifteenth century and helped prepare Europe for Luther's Reformation movement. He argued that only those who  faithfully followed Christ were truly members of the Church. He rejected the idea that church membership lead to salvation. In 1414, he wrote, " Just as it does not follow that because some waste or infection is in the human body it is therefore part of the body, so also it does not follow that because the reprobate is in the mystical body of the Church he is therefore part of it." Huss also taught that the Bible "the law of Christ" was the highest authority concluding, "Certainly canon law states that the pope can err." Because he promoted a gospel of faith that lead to righteousness and defied the legal power of the church, the Catholic Church arrested Huss in 1415. After a biased trial, Huss was burned at the stake for preaching and teaching the true gospel. 

Almost 100 years later, Luther would boldly declare, "We are all Hussites and did not know it." 

Join us Sunday October 27 @ 6PM to learn why you too could be called a follower of John Huss, a Hussite.