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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.

New Class

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Using what Biblical Commentaries Abstract

Ever wonder what John meant by “the word was God” or what Paul was referring to when he spoke about baptizing the dead in 1st Corinthians 15? These lessons will cover how commentaries can be helpful, describe their structure, and discuss their content. Two biblical commentaries, The New Interpreter’s Bible and William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series, will be used as examples. Some online resources will also be covered. If you have questions, hopefully we’ve got answers.

The Seven Deadly Sins – Class Begins April 24

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April 24 – June 5 – 9 a.m. in the Chapel

The seven ‘deadly’ sins, formulated in the Middle Ages as a tool for moral instruction and confession, have long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, from medieval morality plays to modern movies and video games. In this seven-session study for adults we will explore all seven deadly sins and their corresponding virtues, focusing on both Scriptural references and contemporary culture. What relevance might this litany of ‘original sins’ and their antidotes have for us today?

• April 24 – Lust and Chastity
• May 1 – Gluttony and Temperance
• May 8 – Greed and Generosity
• May 15 – Sloth and Caring
• May 22 – Wrath and Patience
• May 29 – Envy and Love
• June 5 – Pride and Humility

New Adult Education Class

baptism-rebirth-recreationBeginning Sunday, January 8 – 9:00 a.m.

A major theme of Scripture is rebirth and renewal, the conviction that we as God’s people are constantly called to remember our baptisms and participate in God’s gracious work of re-creation in ourselves and in the world. This study will begin with Jesus’ baptism and conclude with the Transfiguration, intertwining narratives from Genesis, Exodus, the Prophets, the Gospels and Revelation. Class is facilitated by John Sitler.

January 8: The Baptism of Jesus
January 15: Dividing the Waters from the Waters
January 22: A Deluge and a Dove
January 29: A Tiny Ark and Brave Midwives
February 5: More Midwives: Moses and Joshua
February 12: Exile and Renewal
February 19: Pentecostal Birth Pangs
February 26: A Transfigured World