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Winter Bible Study
Begins January 22 and 23
Genesis 12–36 contains a cycle of stories about the first three generations of Israel’s ancestors. They record not just the beginnings of a single family but the beginnings of whole nations, particularly Israel. For more than two thousand years, Jews, Christians, and Muslims all over the world have looked to the example of Abraham and his descendants.
This year’s winter Bible Study of Genesis 12-36 will be guided by The Story of Israel’s Ancestors: Living toward a Promise by Mark Biddle. This five-week study will begin on January 22 and 23. The Tuesday evening group will meet at 7:00 p.m. each week. The Wednesday morning group will meet at 10:00 a.m. Study guides are $7 each and are now available in the church office. Please sign up by contacting the church office or completing the event registration form on the church website.
Lakeside Ladies Book Club
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Our Lakeside ladies will meet Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Edna Corn (320 Iron Horse Road). Jackie Allsbrook will lead a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Susan Skinner will co-host. Come join in the camaraderie and conversation!
HeARTworks 2018-2019: CHILDREN OF LIGHT
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights . . . now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light.
James 1:17a and Ephesians 5:8b
Our theme in heARTworks during January and February is “Imaginate: From Light Bulbs to Oompa Loompas!” We’ll focus on the “light” of creativity in the fantastical world of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and in the process of inventing. The children will read Charlie’s story, create their own wacky inventions, use math skills and measuring while concocting chocolate treats, and design their own “world of pure imagination.” We’ll end with a visit to the Durham Performing Arts Center to see the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We’re looking forward to our journey together!
Lakeside Preschool Registration
There are still openings in the Lakeside Preschool for ages 2 through Pre-K. Contact Rachel Holloman at 252-903-8131 for more information.
Thursdays at noon - Parlor, Education Building
The psalmist says: "Be still and know that I am God." One way to experience this oneness is through the practice of meditation or centered prayer. When we pray sincerely, we are open to being changed by the very act of prayer itself. Thus the essence of meditation is learning to stand back from ourselves and allow God to come to the forefront of our life.
Amy Shortt leads a group in meditation on Thursdays at noon in the Parlor.