Adult Bible Study Class
This diverse class uses The Present Word. Through the exploration 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 individual 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 the lessons in five years. The class has a discussion format and everyone is invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Room A.
This fall’s study looks at God’s way in the world by studying the book of Genesis. Through this study, we find that God is dependable, and with us, and the mystery of God’s presence can never be fully explained, only experienced. We, as people in Genesis also found, experience God’s directions in our lives – indirectly, but in genuine ways. We are tempted in many directions, to turn away from God or live life only as we want. But we can trust God’s providence as God’s benevolent guidance. In faith, we find God’s good purposes for us, In our daily lives, we can live joyfully and with the assurance that God guides and cares for us.
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 interesting format allows for diverse teaching styles and introspection to the lesson. Class members bring a variety of experience from their own faith journey. Join us in the Parlor on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
On Sunday January 6th we will begin a 11-week study of Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century by Marcus Borg. Marcus Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration–a new way of seeing and living the Christian life–for believers, students, and lay readers. Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys.
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the library.
This group is studying a 6-week video study of Adam Hamilton’s The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. This is a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ using historical information, archaeological findings and Hamilton’s personal reflections. Follow the footsteps of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and others while gaining insight into your own journey with Christ.
“Moving Meditation” Chair Yoga Class
Meets Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Certified yoga instructor, Jenny Trussell, teaches this 1/2 hour yoga class appropriate for beginners and those with physical limitations. This type of class is well suited for those
who lack the ability to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. The class will begin in prayer and end with a brief spiritual meditation.