God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, reaching out in service and fellowship
to share the love of Christ.
By Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: "Ruth in Boaz's Field", 1828
The Helper, Ruth
Ruth 1:8–18; Ruth 2:15; Ruth 3:10
Ruth is a model of loving-kindness, deeply unselfish, humble, altruistic, and joyful. She acts in ways that promote the well-being of others. She chose to glean, despite the danger she faced in the field (Ruth 2:15) and the lower social status of the job. Finally, Ruth agrees with Naomi’s plan to marry Boaz, even though she was free of family obligations, once again demonstrating her loyalty and obedience. She can also be possessive and exclusive. She is natural giver, but struggle to receive, either. In Ruth, we see many of the issues facing us: the fear of being rejected, the strong desire to be loved unconditionally, the search for intimacy and the need to be nurturing and giving. Ruth shows us the beauty of true friendship and easy relationships, her willingness to take a risk on behalf of others. By the end of story, we learn that Ruth is loved by others, and as a result she also has learned how to love herself.
Join us Sunday at 9:30 am
- Welcome Home Reception for Our Summer Mission Team |Saturday, July 21 | Approx. 2:00 pm | UMCW Parking Lot
- Mission Trip Report\ Sunday, July 22 | 9:30 am
- Sunday School End of Summer Pool Party | Sunday, August 19 | 2 pm - 5 pm
- Special Worship Service | Sunday, September 9 | 9:30 am
- Annual Church Picnic | Sunday, September 9 | 10:30 am
- Sunday School returns | Sunday, September 16 | 9:30 am
Watch this spot for more information on these and other upcoming activities.
- Tuesday Prayer Group at 8:30 am at the Church
- Soup Kitchen at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3rd Monday of the Month from 4 pm to 6 pm. Contact Matt Keefer
- Support | Meals and rides are available upon request. Contact Kathy Wilson.
- Food Pantry Collected weekly to support local area pantries. Donations can be placed in the baskets found in the entry or sanctuary.
Enneagram’s Nine Different Personalities
The Helper, Ruth: The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Generous, Demonstrative, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
Type Two: Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.
Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated, to get others to respond to them, to vindicate their claims about themselves.
Biblical Figures through the Lens of Enneagram’s Nine Different Personalities
The biblical figures like ourselves could offer us models to guide us in our spiritual growth and in our ministry. Familiar bible figures and their stories show us how to live our lives in the human condition. Join us as we explore biblical stories in terms of their unique personalities in depth, how God interacts with their diverse personality and get marvelous depth of insights.
- July 22 -- The Helper, Ruth
- July 29 -- The Loyalist, Peter
- August 5 -- The enthusiast, The Woman at the Wall
- August 12 -- The Challenger, The Canaanite Woman
- August 19 -- The Achiever, King David
- August 26 -- The Individualist, Mary Magdalene
- September 2 -- The Dreamer and the Investigator, Joseph
- September 9 -- The Mediator and the Peacemaker, Abraham
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