Saturday at 5:30pm
Take some time to center on God’s promises after your day of Saturday activities at this contemporary style worship service. Worshipers are led by piano and song leaders using a contemporary music style. This relaxed and intimate setting of worship offers relevant preaching that addresses the question of what it means to live a life as a Christian today. Each week, this service offers the Lord’s Supper, time for quiet prayer and the opportunity to be the community of God’s people. This service is a great alternative to Sunday morning worship. All people of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome!
Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11am
The pinnacle of Sheridan’s ministry is worshiping our loving God on Sunday morning. We invite you to join in and experience the love of Jesus in a very real and authentic way at Sheridan. People often comment on Sheridan’s warm and inviting atmosphere, beautiful music, meaningful dramas and sermons that connect with everyday lives. These worship services are contemporary in music style and are led by excellent singers, piano, guitar players and drums. The Lord’s Supper is served each week at the 8:30am worship and twice a month at the 9:45 & 11am worship. All people of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome!
Weekend Worship Series: EQ: Emotional Intelligence & God’s Wisdom Within
As the days grow darker and nights longer, we seek light. We decorate our homes and our trees with a myriad of lighting. Some people struggle with Seasonal Affect Disorder and regularly bathe themselves with light. We know light to be a good thing and we search for it.
Everyone knows someone who always seems to have their act together. Each of us has that one person we can turn to who will, in good or bad times, fill your tank, listen to your troubles and help sort out your saga. Maybe you need someone like that in your life? Maybe you are that person for another? Isn’t this a goal for us? Perhaps a resolution for the New Year? Can we be “better” for each other? For ourselves? For God?
Twenty-five years ago, Daniel Goleman published his ground-breaking research on “Emotional Intelligence.” Often described as EQ (in parallel to IQ), emotional intelligence is the single greatest predictor of a successful life. More so than other factors we usually point to, like raw intelligence (IQ), socio-economic basis and education, EQ is that which truly makes a difference in life.
One thing that set Jesus apart was his ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence. Through his compassionate-connecting with others and his ability to understand the root and influence of our deepest emotions, Jesus brought to life part of our faith history which connects to God’s Wisdom. Often overlooked, there is an entire section in the Old Testament referred to as “Wisdom Literature.” We will explore the Bible’s ancient wisdom and how it gives light to better living.
During these first weeks of the year, so full of reflections on how we might approach life differently, we invite you to explore Emotional Intelligence in light of your Christian faith. Come, worship and be inspired as we learn to love more fully, more authentically as we find a sense an optimism for a life in God’s wisdom.
Series Scripture Readings for Weekly Worship & Sermon Topics
January 4/5: Self-Awareness – Isaiah 6:1-8 & Matthew 7:1-5
Becoming more aware of what moves us to act in certain ways is the beginning of living a truly fulfilled life. What motivates you and how does it shape you each day?
January 11/12: Faith – Proverbs 3:5-8 & James 1:5-11
The Bible reflects that emotional consistency is a product of faith, which is both sought and gifted by God. It is sometimes difficult for us to connect our emotional well-being and faith, but interestingly enough, scientific evidence easily does.
January 18/19: Curiosity – Proverbs 2:1-5, 7 & John 3:1-9
In the midst of our exhausting and busy lives, we soon forget to ask ourselves the questions that provide for us insights into who we are and the “why” of our choices. God wants us to seek answers and to be engaged in our self-understanding.
January 25/26: Self-Control – Proverbs 10:16-22 & Galatians 5:22-26
As we grow in our self-understanding, it does us no good if we cannot be disciplined enough to control our words and actions. Success and emotional satisfaction is based quite fully on our ability to control ourselves and determine our consequences.
February 1/2: Empathy – Proverbs 21:12-13-14, 21 & Matthew 9:35-38
Jesus shows that empathy is at the very core of what it means to be human. When we mask our empathy, we usually are suppressing something broken inside of us. How can we grow towards being more fully human and Christ-like with our empathy?
February 8/9: Passion – Song of Solomon 8:6-7 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
On this weekend before Valentine’s Day (and during our Marriage Retreat), we will reflect on how passion is an indication that we are emotionally mature. We love better when we are fully aware.
February 15/16: Service – Proverbs 11:23-25 & Mark 10:35-45
Jesus made it clear that his entire purpose for living was to give himself in service (even to death). Integrity in empathy leads to serving others. How well are you doing in your resolutions to live for others?
February 22/23: Forgiveness – Psalm 51:1-12, 15-17 & Matthew 18:21-22
The Bible is clear that forgiveness needs to be both sought and given. A sign of emotional maturity is also an inner orientation to empathy and giving forgiveness, but this is always done in the context of understanding one’s own shortcomings. How often do you seek and give forgiveness?