Fast food. Fast cars. Fast and furious. Fast forward. Fast . . . church? Starting Tuesday, September 9th, Grace Church will host a small group study based on the book, Slow Church. In a culture that values speed and worships efficiency, Slow Church shows us the graceful rhythms of fully embodied presence. Food, farming, faith and friendships cannot be rushed; neither can the church. In the beginning, the church ate together, traveled together and shared in all facets of life. Centered as they were on Jesus, these seemingly mundane activities took on their own significance in the mission of God. Slow Church invites us to leave our frenetic and exhausted lives behind and enter into the ecology, economy and ethics of the kingdom of God. Slow Church encourages people to know each other well and love one another as Christ loved the church. It sees slowness not as lazy or bad but as rich and meaningful. This book challenges us to savor--not devour--the blessings of God in the midst of community. Quality is more important than quantity Patience truly is a virtue. Food tastes better when it marinates. Church is no different. This study will meet at Grace at 7pm on Tuesdays for five weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Blackwell.