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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Adult Small Groups

With so many complex issues and confusing questions swirling around us, how

do we make sense of the most pressing issues of our time in light of our faith in

Christ? Brian McLaren’s book Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope will help us to explore how following the teachings of Jesus can lead us to make a difference in our world. An evening group will meet for seven weeks on Tuesdays beginning September 26 at 7:00 p.m., and a morning group will meet each Wednesday beginning September 27 at 10:00 a.m. Books are $13 each and are now available in the church office. Please call the office to sign up, and indicate if you prefer the morning or evening group.

Facilitated by Elizabeth Edwards, our Associate Minister, adult small groups meet from September through May on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. They follow a discussion format where participants are encouraged to offer their own views and share their faith stories.

Participants may register for a study series which lasts four to six weeks and include Bible studies, writings of the great Christian classics and current, topical book studies. The groups average 15-20 participants on Tuesday evenings and 6-8 members on Wednesday mornings.

Some of our previous book studies include:

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson

The Screwtape Letter, Mere Christianity, and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis

Is God a Christian? by Kirby Godsey

Faith and Politics by C. Welton Gaddy

The Shack by William P. Young

The Last Week by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

Our Bible studies, which typically alternate between Old and New Testament studies, follow the Smyth & Helwys Annual Bible Study Curriculum.

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