The Bible at 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:45 a.m., French Room/Library
Join us for Bible exploration, presentation and conversation. The Bible @ 9:30 continues an intriguing study of the book of Acts. The class is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome to attend this solid biblical study and robust discussion. No class on November 26, December 24 or 31.
First Couples at 9:30 a.m.
Come for spiritual growth, learning, fellowship and support for couples and individuals. To find out more about this group and to view the schedule, visit our First Couples page.
Exploring the Faith at 11:00 a.m.
No Class on November 26, December 24 or December 31.
The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life by Frederick Buechner.
Your remarkable life is happening right here, right now. You may not be able to see it – your life may seem predictable and your work insignificant until you look at your life as Frederick Buechner does. Frederick Buechner reveals how to stop, look, and listen to your life. He reflects on how both art and faith teach us how to pay attention to the remarkableness right in front of us, to watch for the greatness in the ordinary, and to use our imaginations to see the greatness in others and love them well. Presenters: Revs. Melissa Anne Rogers, Blair Buckley, and Eric Koenig-Reinke.
Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited
During these weeks, the people of the Advent texts will guide us on our way to the coming of the Messiah. First we meet with the Hebrew prophet Isaiah. Then we go to the Jordan to encounter the Jewish prophet John the Baptist. During the last two weeks, we sit in the company of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. These two women, one very young and the other beyond childbearing years, encourage us to slow down and attend to the wonders of the coming Messiah.
Bring your Bible and Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited session materials. Download your copies below. Copies are also availalbe in the Church Office or in class.
- Advent Through the Eyes of Those Who Waited - Session 1
- Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited - Session 2
- Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited - Session 3
- Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited - Session 4
Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited: Isaiah and the Prophets
December 3 - Today we meet the Hebrew prophet Isaiah and find his prophetic vision. We will explore Isaiah’s historical situation and how his words shape our view of the arrival of Jesus the Messiah. Presenters are Revs. Sanderford & Parks-Piatt.
Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited: John the Baptist
December 10 - John the Baptist will be introduced through his family ties and personality before his call and message are considered. Pay attention to John’s unique relationship with Jesus. Presenters are Revs. Sanderford & Koenig-Reinke.
Advent through the Eyes of Those Who Waited: Mary and Elizabeth
December 17 - During the last two weeks, we sit in the company of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. These prophetic women encourage us to attend to the wonders of the coming Messiah and to participate in God’s world-changing work. Presenters are Revs. Sanderford & Buckley.
Additional Reading and Study Groups
Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available. For more information visit our Small Groups page.