“Deepening and enriching our faith through a series of educational opportunities.”
Classes start on January 4
Sunday classes run during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.
See each class for scheduled time.
Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study Class
- Facilitators: Steve Chapman, Bob Smith, Dave Quinones
- Time: 9:15 a.m.
- Location: Room 101 “Teen Room”
This class will continue the study which began in December. It is not too late to join this study – new members are always welcome!
“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. To be spiritually mature is to show the fruit of the Spirit of Christ in our lives. These nine New and Old Testament passages highlighting each quality will allow the Spirit’s fruit to ripen in our lives.” [Taken from back cover of the study guide by Hazel Offner.]
More Than Twelve
- Facilitator: Fred Downs
- Time: 9:30 a.m.
- Location: Fellowship Hall
In the class in which we studied the Biblical and legendary stories of the twelve men called apostles who followed Jesus we discovered that the Bible tells us almost nothing about some of them.
There were other men and women who were close to Jesus who were equally important. It is to some of these that this class will give attention. These will include his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, the “other” Mary (Magdalen), Mark and Luke the gospel writers who were not apostles, Joseph of Aramathea and James the brother of Jesus.
As in the class on the twelve apostles we will look at both biblical and legendary sources. In the study of Jesus’ mother we will include discussion of the development of the cult of saints in the church – and Mary’s special role. The study of Mary Magdalen will include consideration of the role of women in the early Christian movement – and the way in which they have been written out of the story.
Coming in March: New Member Class
Women’s Bible Studies
Meet on Tuesdays
The Names of God, by Ann Spangler.
- Tuesday mornings, 9:45 – 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
We will begin on January 13
Men’s Bible Studies
- Meet on Mondays
- Meet in Conference Room all year long
- Monday (7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.)
Facilitated by Dick Blaha and Dick Lersch (mornings); Steve Chapman (evenings)
Lenten All-Church Small Group Series
February 22 – March 22
Pastor Doug will once again lead us in a 5-week series, titled Finding God in Unexpected Places
We expect to find, sense, or experience God in certain places like in the church sanctuary when we gather for worship or while watching a beautiful sunset or listening to inspiring music. However, sometimes we may find God in unexpected places and people; that’s what this series will be about.
- 2/22 Hagar – When You’ve Been Mistreated Genesis 21:8-21
- 3/1 Samuel – When You Can’t Sleep 1 Samuel 3:1-10
- 3/8 Jeremiah – In the Welfare of the Place You Live Jeremiah 29:1-7
- 3/15 A Woman Caught in Adultery – When You Feel Guilty John 7:53-8:11
- 3/22 The Centurion – In Someone You Don’t Expect Matthew 8:5-13
Sign-Ups – for Hosts and Participants – will begin on February 1. – watch the bulletin and lobby TVs for details.
If you have not previously hosted a small group, this is an excellent time to give it a try! This 5-week series will be put together by Pastor Doug, with excellent support and guidance for hosts. Each study will follow the content of the Sunday sermon.
If you are not currently part of a small group – this is an excellent opportunity to join a group!