Bible Studies

Fall Bible Studies begin Tuesday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Childcare is available for all Wednesday night Bible Studies.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Teacher: Pastor Jeff Babajtis

Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Administration Bldg., Conference Room

Each Tuesday morning, Pastor Jeff leads our group in a verse-by-verse study and discussion of a book of the Bible. Last year, we began studying the Book of Acts, which is all about the formation and life of the early church. We will continue our study  of Acts this year to discuss how the Holy Spirit worked in both dramatic and everyday ways to spread the message of Jesus even after he was gone.

 

Thin Places: A Journey Through Celtic Christianity

Teacher: Pastor Kelly Lyn Logue

Wednesdays, September 11–October 23, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Youth Center

Join Pastor Kelly Lyn for this unique six-week course: part reflection on her own pilgrimages, part history lesson, part theology, and part worship experience. We will explore the places, people, symbols, liturgy of the early Celts, and their spiritual legacy in Christianity today.

 

The Bible and Human Sexuality

Teacher: Pastor Jeff Babajtis

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

During this special Wednesday night bible study series, Pastor Jeff will lead a study and discussion on each of the verses in the Bible that reference homosexuality. In our time, how we interpret and read these texts has been a source of division and chronic misunderstanding. We hope to shed light on these passages to promote love and unity. This study is open to everyone, regardless of their viewpoints.

 

High School Bible Study

Teacher: Minister of Children and Youth Cortney Babajtis

Wednesdays, beginning September 18, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.,. Home of Lynda and Robert Boone

All high schoolers and their friends are invited! It’s a great time for us to catch up with each other, learn more and have intriguing discussions about the Bible, and eat tasty treats made with love by Robert and Lynda Boone. We hope you’ll join us! Contact Cortney Babajtis for more information.

 

Social Justice Book Study Group

Teacher: Susan Brooks

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Administration Bldg., Room 203

This new Fall study includes an opportunity for reading and discussion around social justice issues. We’ll begin by working through the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. This book challenges the way we see the world and is a call to action. Alexander argues, “We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”

 

Women’s Bible Study

Teacher: Jo Balcome

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Administration Bldg., Room 202

This small group women’s study welcomes women of all ages to join in study and discussion. We will begin with reliable spiritual guide, Will Willimon, in his book, Fear of the Other. Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the "other" as they are, without any need for them to become like us.

 

GriefShare

Teacher: Cindy Hallman

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Conference Room

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We will meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face the ongoing challenges of grief. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a video seminar with experts, a support group discussion with a focus; and a personal study and reflection. Our leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who have experienced significant losses in their own lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Fellowship Bldg., Pathfinders Room

Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Administration Bldg., Rooms 202/203

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety.