INVITATION Tough questions about faith

This is adapted from the letter that Q Place President Mary Schaller sent to everyone that she invited to her first group in 2002, shortly after the death of the talented Beatle George Harrison. It shows how you could use a relevant quote from a well-known person in an invitation letter.

Sample Letter

Dear Katrina,

The other night I watched a documentary on the life of George Harrison, the talented Beatle who had such an impact on so many of us in our early adolescence. A spokesperson for the Harrison family said, “He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said ‘Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait….’”

I believe that many people are searching for God and answers to tough questions about faith right now. Over the next few months Judy Squier, Kristin Day, and I are going to be exploring these tough questions about God with a group of women in Portola Valley on Tuesday mornings. Here are some of the questions we’ll be discussing:

How does anyone know God exists?
Is Jesus the only way?
How reliable is the Bible?
How could God allow suffering and evil?
Don’t all religions lead to God?
Do science and the Bible conflict?

Theologian and author Francis Schaeffer said, “It is not more spiritual to believe without asking questions. It is not more biblical. It is less biblical and eventually it will be less spiritual because the whole man will not be involved.” Both believers and seekers have questions. Sometimes people grow up in a faith and later realize that their beliefs are shaky. Some have never had the opportunity to explore. Others have trouble defending their beliefs to those that have questions. Sometimes churches don’t feel like the safest place to have doubts and ask questions.

We’d like you to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. – noon at my house (6 Applewood Lane) to check it out. For those interested after the first time, we will continue on a weekly basis. Call us if you have any questions. Otherwise, see you then!

Mary [phone number]Judy [phone number]Kristin [phone number]