Senior Pastor’s Bible Study:
Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life
Meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (repeated on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.).
Leader: Senior Pastor Bill Jones
The Bible is somehow formative and normative for Christian ethics. Even though the Bible is an ancient text, it remains authoritative for Christians to be read, interpreted, and appropriated. In this study, we will explore the role of the Bible in the lives of Christians in search of a social ethics attuned to the challenges and opportunities of our time, including topics such as “climate change,” “abortion,” “euthanasia and suicide,” “the media,” “the good life,” “social justice,” among other topics.
“Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy”
Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
How is it possible to hold onto joy in times of sorrow? Using the story of Job as our background, we will consider the redemptive power of pain as a way to strengthen faith, point others to the Gospel and build trust in the Lord. This is a 7-week women’s group study beginning Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. To register, contact Cindy Banek (229-1771) or email@example.com.
BIBLE BOOT CAMP: UNDERSTANDING & USING THE BIBLE
Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 (includes class materials, snacks, and lunch) payable at the door
Registration Deadline Wednesday, September 25
Leader: Rev. Dr. Bill Jones, Senior Pastor of Williamsburg UMC
Join us as we walk (or run!) through the general content and historical context of the entire Bible. Learn why we read the Bible not just for information, but for living a spiritual and ethical life in the way of Jesus.
Don’t worry if you know little or nothing about the Bible. Set aside your fears that the Bible is overwhelming and too difficult to understand. No prior experience or special training is needed. Just bring an open mind and heart (and a Bible). God’s Spirit will be present to help you hear God’s Word speak through the Bible and through the words of others who are here with you.
Please register by calling the church office at (757) 229-1771 or online by clicking here.