LIVING THE GOOD NEWS
Sundays at 9:00-9:50 AM in the Heritage Room
Living out God’s word as a disciple, led by Don Simmons and Donna Marlow.
Each participant will receive a scripture journal to guide class discussion.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM at Donovan Bagnoli Funeral Home
Larry Bagnoli and guest leaders guide the weekly Men’s Bible Study, which meets every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at the Donovan Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave. All men are welcome to participate at any time, and the group includes many men from other churches.
THE BIBLE & THE NEWS
The theologian Karl Barth wrote that churches should proclaim the good news with the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other. This new weekly discussion will be an opportunity to bring the scripture into dialogue with our everyday experiences, and to discuss current events and topics through the lens of the Bible. Each month’s topics will be available before meetings, with scripture readings and recent articles, but reading will not be necessary for participation.
LENTEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
During the season of Lent, church members and friends may join a six-week discussion group to discuss a book. Meeting one hour a week, the group discusses a portion of the book and spends time getting to know one another. Once hosted in church member homes, these studies have recently been led by the senior minister at the church.
Books that have been discussed include:
Lent, 2014: Who Is This Man: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus by John Ortberg
Lent, 2013: Saving Jesus from the Church by Robin Meyers.
Lent, 2012: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.
Lent, 2009: Unbinding the Gospel, by Martha Grace Reese.
Lent, 2008: The Gospel according to Mark, with study guide by Matt and Betsy Wooster.
Lent, 2007: What’s So Amazing About Grace?, by Phillip Yancey.
Lent, 2006: The Beatitudes For Today, by James C. Howell.
Lent, 2005: Telling Secrets, by Rev. Frederick Buechner.
Special Autumn session, 2004: Credo, by William Sloan Coffin.
Lent, 2004: The Lord is My Shepherd, by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner.