With today's busy schedules, it's hard to devote time to the church. Yet we believe that we must be continually growing in our faith, even as adults, in order to be the best disciples for Christ that we can be. We do not have Bible study on Sunday mornings, but we do have two opportunities for midweek Bible study on Wednesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 11am for adults of all ages. This study time, led by Rev. Reeda, is filled with lots of laughter and challenging discussion as we share our individual understandings of the scriptures and seek to grow in our faith and understanding of who God is.
Study and Schedule for February/March 2018:
Our Lenten study focuses on the texts from the weekly lectionary readings. Each week, we study the text from the previous Sunday.
February 21 and 22: Jesus is baptized, led into the wilderness, and begins his ministry - Mark 1:9-15 February 28 and March 1: Jesus teaches about what is to come, "carry the cross" - Mark 8:31-38 March 7 and 8: Jesus visits the temple in Jerusalem and overturns the tables - John 2:13-22 March 14 and 15: God loved the world and sent Jesus, but the world loved darkness - John 3:14-21 March 21 and 22: whoever loves his life will lose it - John 12:20-33 No study for Holy Week.
Some of our recent studies include: Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection by Gail IrwinThe Cycle of Grace by Trevor Hudson and Jerry P. Haas Embracing Spiritual Awakening from Diana Butler Bass the Gospel of Mark Esther and Ruth "A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art" featuring the artwork of John August Swanson and commentary from Candler School of Theology's faculty "Understanding Israel" - a 3 part study from The Thoughtful Christian "Walking the Bible" a PBS video series with Bruce Feiler The Parables of Jesus