2 Corinthians Bible Study with Pastor Bill
Thursdays at 10am | In the church parlor
Join Pastor Bill for an in-person Bible study on Second Corinthians. Come for fellowship and good discussion. This group meets on Thursdays at 10am in the church parlor.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
The Sunday morning adult Bible study, led by Don Gibbard, takes place at 9am at the church. They are studying Max Lucado’s book, 3:16: The Numbers of Hope.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” The words stop us in our tracks. God so loved this world – with its heartbreakers, hope-snatchers, and dream-dousers – that he gave us the precious gift of himself? This is the mind-bending claim of John 3:16.
In this study, bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado pulls back the curtain on this best-known and most-loved verse in the Bible, revealing how it gives hope for the hard heart, invites all to join in its promise, and offers those who will receive the assurance of eternal life.
If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. For we need the reminder that the heart of the human problem is the heart of the human – and that God’s treatment is prescribed in John 3:16: “He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.”
Sundays at 10:30
Godly Play is up and running! If you have children or grandchildren who are between the ages of 4 and 5th grade, Godly Play is for them! Godly Play happens at 10:30 during worship. Our leaders are Andrea Unck, Kate Kroum, and Pastor Danielle. Contact Pastor Danielle at [email protected] with any questions.
Kaleidoscope Look-Ahead Study with Pastor Paul
Tuesdays at 6:30pm | Via Zoom
Our worship/preaching series in October/November was based on the work Holy Currencies by The Rev Dr. Eric Law. In the chapter “Currency of Gracious Leadership” Law discusses the importance of a tool called mutual invitation, especially in groups that include diverse cultural backgrounds. He uses another tool to demonstrate how we might use mutual invitation – in what he calls Kaleidoscope Bible Study. For those of you who have experienced lectio divina, it will feel quite familiar. Kaleidoscope Bible Study seeks to immerse us in scripture for formation as well as information. Each person’s experience of the text is important. In mutual invitation, each person has the opportunity to reflect equally if they wish. I have used this approach to Bible study throughout my ministry and it has yielded rich formation. I will share some of the things I have been learning about the texts we intend to use on the coming Sunday, but not before each person has had an opportunity to briefly share an idea, image or phrase that stayed with them – perhaps a new whisper in a familiar passage – or something that causes wonder or resistance. No advance study is required, though I will share the texts we will read, typically the morning of each session. We will take turns reading the texts aloud and responding. It works best in groups of not more than twelve, so I will ask participants to sign up each week. If we get more than twelve regular participants, I will find another time in the weekly schedule to hold another session.