Where are you in your spiritual journey and your relationship with God?
There are many options for you to choose from to help you grow deeper in your faith and to lead a more meaningful life. Make a commitment by choosing one of the following options. For assistance please contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Pathways | Led by Laura Vaughan and Callie Hamm
Grounded in being present to how God is working in our lives, we share our stories, our heartaches and our joys in a safe space. We will kick off the New Year with Anne Lamott's Book "Hallelujah Anyway" (Cost $15.) Monday mornings from 10:30 am – 11:30 am in the Parlor.
No Other God's by Keley Minter | Led by Bonnie Daniel
Join us from 10:00 - 11:30 in the meeting room on Mondays as Bonnie Daniel leads us in the study of Kelly Minter’s , “No Other God’s – Confronting our Everyday Idols.” Our lives revolve around our deepest needs and greatest treasures; relationships, family, financial security, private hopes and dreams. No Other Gods offers a revealing look at the heart of a woman. Author Kelly Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our heavenly father. So discover the freedom in surrender. The healing i n worship. And the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God. Cost is $20
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Led by Betty Hochstetler | Begins Jan. 24
Join us from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room beginning Jan. 24 as Betty Hochstetler leads us in the study of Priscilla Shirer’s, “Discerning the Voice of God.” Together we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Cost is $20.
Book Chat | February 22 | 5:30 pm in the Church parlor
Discussion will center around Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Hope you will join fellow readers and friends in the church parlor for lively discussion and fellowship. See you there and happy reading!!
Wednesday Pathways | Led by Mary Virginia Taylor| Begins February 7
Join us as we listen for God’s presence and voice through Lectio divina, a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures or of various spiritual writings. Meets on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the library.
LENTEN STUDY: Final Words from the Cross
Led by Dr. Greg Davis | Begins February 20th and 21st (6 Weeks) | Meeting Room
In life and in death, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Despite the serious effort and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words”—statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves: We will explore these final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. There are two time options: 6 p.m. on Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost $20
LENTEN STUDY: “Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity”
Led by Rev. Peter Gaughan | Begins Feb. 21 (4 weeks) 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Room 200
Luke Timothy Johnson defines religion broadly as a way of life organized around convictions and experiences concerning ultimate power. His work in studying the world of the early church revealed four distinct ways of being religious. These four types of religiousness offer a unique lens into our neighbors’ and our own relationship with the divine. This Lent, join Pastor Peter on Wednesday from 6 – 7 pm in Room 200 for an introductory look at Luke Timothy Johnson’s “Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity”. Cost $20.
GRIEFSHARE | Led by Bonnie and Tom Daniel
Begins Sunday, March 4 (13 weeks) | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Cost is $20.
Red Bird Foundation Fundraiser with Paula D'Arcy | Saturday, March 3 | 10:00 am -2:30 pm
Join us in Anderson Hall Gym on Saturday, March 3 for a Louisiana Fundraiser for Red Bird Foundation featuring: Paula D’Arcy speaking on the topic, “Mending What is Broken” with special guest musician Ken Medema. Paula D'Arcy is an author, retreat leader, speaker, playwright, and former psychotherapist. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world. D'Arcy survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. She has written 12 books including best sellers Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and the award-winning Stars at Night. D'Arcy serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. She has one daughter and lives in Texas. Cost $100.
Ken Medema Concert | Sunday, March 4 | 3:00 pm
Join us in Anderson Hall on Sunday, March 4th to hear Ken Medema, a renowned story teller and musician that inspires his audience. “Blind since birth, his sight is limited to distinguishing between light and darkness. At the age of 8 years his parents found a teacher who taught him the classics with Braille music – also teaching him to play by ear. After studying music therapy, he began a career as a performing and recording artist in 1973, founding Brier Patch Music, an independent recording, publishing and performance-booking company in 1985. One of the most authentic artists performing today, Ken custom designs every performance with brilliant improvisation and performs in a great variety of venues. He is a unique blend of poet, theologian, philosopher, comedian and musician.” This concert is part of our Festival Arts Series. All concert series programs are presented free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted.
Sign up at the Welcome Center or Reception Desk. Payment can be made online or on church kiosks. Childcare will be provided upon request. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you will need childcare, or call the church office at 861-0586 at least a week prior to date needed.