Adult Bible Study

This diverse class uses The Present Word.  Through the expoloration of biblical text, adult study groups are invited into a deepened relationship with God.  The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning – connecting faith and life.  The Present Word nurtures indivicual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope.  Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.  The lessons are ordered so that all the books of the Bible will be covered by lessons in five years.

Our winter lesson book looks at God’s call throughout the New Testament as a way to explore our own calls.  The three units focus on Jesus’ heritage (Matthew), Jesus’ call (other Gospels), and faithful women (a mix of Gospels and Epistles).  Within the overall theme, each lesson stands alone, and we’d love to have you join us any week you’re able. 

Monday Connection

The name of this class is derived from the idea that we endeavor to strengthen our faith during our Sunday morning class in order to connect it to the remainder of the week.  The class explores a wide range of topics which are biblical-based, incorporating a variety of books, DVDs, and tapes which are selected by the class.  The format of this class is facilitated discussion and members who wish volunteer to lead the class for one or two consecutive Sundays.  

This class has joined with Pastor Matt’s class during Lent and is currently using “Entering the Passion of Jesus – a Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.”  Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.  He risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.   The author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

Pastor Matt’s Class

Please join Pastor Matt for a time of Bible study and prayer at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  Please consult his Saturday email for the links to the Zoom gathering. 

 

During Lent, this class will join with the Monday Connection class in studying “Entering the Passion of Jesus – a Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.”  Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.  He risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.   The author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.