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Winter Seminar

kathryn-class-imageOn the Edge of the Inside: Seeing through Eyes on the Margins
January 4, 11 and 25 – 6:30 pm

We will consider what it means to live “on the edge of the inside” from the perspective of Clare of Assisi, and what that might look like in 2017. Clare lived a life of prophetic witness, not so much by what she wrote or said as in the radical, system-critiquing way that she lived her life. She found both inner and outer freedom by structurally living on the edge of the inside of the church and society. Sign-up sheets for the seminar are in Immanuel Parlor and Reception Desk. Seminar will be led by Kathryn Cameron.

“Finding Your Why” Study

seminar_14515cJoin us for a small study group seminar will be offered on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to explore together the topics “Finding Your Why (Why are you here?)” and “Finding Purpose for the Second Half of Life.” A sign-up sheet is on the Reception Desk. Rev. Jerry Self will help with the discussion. We need at least two signed up by Monday, November 7th to hold the seminar. Call 243-1498 with any questions.

Berean Circle November 9

Fall 2016 ImageBerean Circle will be meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 am in the Library. We will see who Jesus is this month through the eyes of Luke (lesson 3). If you haven’t read the whole gospel with the thought of hearing the stories for the first time, at least look at Chapters 1-4, 14, and 16.

Finding Your Purpose

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Join us for a small study group seminar will be offered on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to explore together the topics “Finding Your Why (Why are you here?)” and “Finding Purpose for the Second Half of Life.”  A sign-up sheet is on the Reception Desk.  Call 243-1498 with any questions.

New Adult Education Class

walls1cBuilding Walls
October 9-30
9 am in the Chapel

Beginning October 9, we will begin a four week class on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Building a wall is currently a hot topic. Come see how Nehemiah handled it!
Class is facilitated by John Sitler.

Berean Circle

Fall 2016 ImageBerean Circle will be meeting on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 am in the Library. We will see who Jesus is this month through the eyes of Matthew (Lesson 2). If you haven’t read the whole gospel with the thought of hearing the stories for the first time, at least look at Chapters 5-7 and 13. Please join us.

New Adult Education Class

scrolls_13252bcThe Five Scrolls
Sundays from August 28 – October 2
9 am in the Chapel

The Festal Scrolls are the five shortest books in the Writings, a part of the Hebrew Bible, our Old Testament. We will look at these books – Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations – in the order they are read during the year in the Synagogue. Each is associated with a Jewish festival: the feast of Tabernacles, Purim, Passover, the festival of Weeks, and the Ninth of Av.

Class will not meet next Sunday, September 18.

Order Your Books for Berean Circle

Fall 2016 ImageIt is time to order the books Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes. The circle will meet 2nd Wednesdays starting September 14 at 10:30 am. Contact the church office at 265-7628 by August 14 if you would like to order a book.  The cost for each book is $10.

New Adult Education Class

ship_7207cp.2Sundays starting July 31 – 9 am in the Chapel

Often dismissed as absurd or trivialized as an amusing children’s tale, the book of Jonah is in truth a literary gem, full of wordplay and irony, a prophetic parable and mordant satire that challenges our own notions of inclusion and justice.  Join us for a close reading of this imaginative text.

July 31: Running Away from God
August 7: Swallowed Up and Spit Out
August 14: God Changes His Mind?
August 21: A Bush, A Worm, A Petulant Prophet — and a Question

New Adult Education Class July 17

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July 17 and 24 – 9 a.m. in the Chapel

Rev. David Cameron will lead a study of the concept of “Freedom” from a Christian perspective for two weeks. The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century emphasized the individual’s right to freedom from institutional control. But followers of Jesus cannot settle for “freedom from” without also asking what we are “free for?” Please join us.