Weekly Bible Study Offerings
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00 am
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Beginning Sunday June 4-June 25 we are offering a four week study based on Bill Hybels’ groundbreaking book Simplify. Together we will go on a journey to discovering a simpler life.
Here is a little more about this study: Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until a breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That’s where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live―and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requires more than just cleaning out your closets or reorganizing your desk drawer. It requires uncluttering your soul. By eradicating the stuff that leaves your spirit drained, you can stop doing what doesn’t matter―and start doing what does.
If this sounds like your life, you are not alone! Join us for this study Sunday mornings at 9am over in Millard Hall. If you would like to participate please sign-up in Calvin hall or contact the church office.
Scripture Reading, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
The Scripture Reading group, facilitated by Alan Reinarz, meets in a first-floor classroom in Millard Hall. The usual practice is to read the Scripture passage(s) announced for that Sunday’s worship, in the larger context of the entire chapter, for example, and other related Scripture passages. Basic Bible study aids are consulted. Application of the passage(s) to contemporary life situations are discussed. Time is made to share and pray about personal concerns and blessings. During the summer classes will be held the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. See you then.
Sundays at Noon
We will explore the “I Am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Seeking to find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?” One by one, Jesus’ statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I Am.” These significant yet ordinary images (bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known.
Weekly themes include: • Introduction to “I Am” – Knowing God • I Am the Bread of Life – Knowing God’s Satisfaction • I Am the Light of the World – Knowing God’s Guidance • I Am the Good Shepherd – Knowing God’s Care • I Am the True Vine – Knowing God’s Power • I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – Knowing God’s Way • I Am the Resurrection and the Life – Knowing God’s Possibilities
Join us for a light lunch, a time of fellowship and great study. RSVP’s are appreciated for this class since books for this study will be ordered. If you would like to participate please sign-up in Calvin hall or contact the church office.
Tuesday Mornings @ 10:00
When we open the book of Esther, we step back in time to ancient Persia around 480 B.C. It’s a time of kings and queens in a vast empire covering most of what we know as the Middle East today—and beyond.
Esther’s story is filled with risky twists and turns, happy and fearful moments, dangerous and deadly outcomes. What’s more, it shows us God’s deliverance and care for his people. Scattered throughout the world, the Lord’s followers trust that God will keep his age-old promises to make them a great nation and to bless others through them.
The Present Word, Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
You are invited to join an adult learning group that meets 9:15 – 10:15 Sunday mornings for a Bible-based study, facilitated by Amy Rodie. We use The Present Word materials (provided), and in the coming weeks will focus on ‘God’s sovereignty.’ It will be encouraging, especially this election season, to be reminded that God is in control. All adults are welcome; this is a friendly group that likes to talk, and you are free to chime-in or not. Any level of familiarity with God’s Word is appropriate. Please come! We meet in the northeast east corner in the youth/children’s building, on street level. (As of May 21, this class has been cancelled until the Sunday in September after Rally Sunday.)
The chapel will be open for individuals who would like to pray and meditate or just relax in a quiet, beautiful space from 4:30—6:30 p.m. Enter door on 34th Street.