Wednesday Morning Bible Study
St. Paul wrote this personal letter in response to people writing to him about serious dissensions with their community, including: egos, sexual immorality, legal disputes, abuses of the Lord’s Supper, controversies about the resurrection of the dead, eating meat that had been offered to idols, and spiritual gifts in the community worship. Since Paul organized their Church, they were asking for his advice. As we read and discuss "their" issues, we will see, we, too, have many of the same faith and life issues.
We meet in the Conference Room on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30. Following our discussions we have a time of Prayer and Holy Communion. Come join us.
Pastor Rick's Sunday School Class:
"In the Beginning, Reclaiming the Christian Narrative"
For the next several weeks, we will be listening to and discussing faith issues presented in a podcast, The Original Christian Narrative, from Richard Rohr and Rob Bell. We will have discussions on: who God and Jesus are, where our understanding of hell may have come from, why and when Genesis was written, the universality of God, and many more topics. This class will help us grow in our understanding of God, Jesus, Faith, and how we can best live our lives. Come join us.
We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings following worship, 10:30-11:30. I hope you will join us as we continue to learn and know more about God’s amazing grace to help us best live our lives of faith. This will be great study to invite a friend to join us.
Congregation Book Study "The Universal Christ"
by Richard Rohr
In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them," he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God - except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
Thought provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.
This Book Study will help us have a better understanding of God’s love for the world. We will have some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions as we learn and grow in the faith God gives to us; helping us see the "goodness" of The Christ in all things and in all people.
We meet in the Conference Room on Sunday, 1:00-2:30pm and on Monday, 6:30-8:00pm. Come Join Us.