February 16, February 23, March 1: “The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers”

On February 16, we will begin a new three-week sermon series, “The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers.” Many of you may already be aware that Fred Rogers was in fact an ordained Presbyterian minister. He treated all people with genuine care and respect on and off camera, and was careful to tell his viewers that they were special during every episode. For over 30 years his television show offered a significant ministry to children that focused on basic principles of the Christian faith: forgiveness, kindness, compassion and respect. So hop aboard the trolley and join us for a ride through the neighborhood as we delve further into the spirituality of Fred Rogers as it intersects with the teachings of Jesus and how we can apply these lessons to our lives today.
(During this series, I will be referencing Amy Hollingsworth’s book The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers and the book, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.)