Senior Pastor's Midweek Bible Study: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Begins Wednesday, January 8 & Thursday, January 9
Meets Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room 171
Leader: Pastor Bill Jones
A four-week Bible study to start the New Year, based on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, led by Senior Pastor Bill Jones, on Wednesdays, beginning January 8 - January 29 at 7:00 p.m. (repeated on Thursdays, beginning January 9 - January 30 at 10:30 a.m.). Welcome to the spiritual neighborhood of Fred Rogers: “I like you as you are. Exactly and precisely. I think you turned out nicely. And I like you as you are.” Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. He fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness.
New Class: “Jesus in the Gospels”
Begins January 15 & meets from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Leader: Bob Crossan
This study will look at the way each Gospel writer presents events and teachings, and at the picture of Jesus that emerges in each of the Gospels. Daily assignments will typically include both Old Testament and New Testament passages, and over the 30 weeks we will read the four Gospels and considerable amounts of Scripture from other parts of the Bible. This study will emphasize how Jesus is situated by time and place, and how he interacts with specific persons. Each Gospel will confront us with varied portraits of Jesus, so we will read and study each Gospel carefully.
We will meet for 31 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 p.m.-8:15p.m. After an introductory meeting on January 8, we will meet weekly from January 15 - May 20 and September 16 - December 9.
We will learn and grow together as a group. It will require individual and group commitment to attend at least 80% of the weekly meetings and to be prepared as best as possible. While everyone will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions, no one will ever be put on the spot or asked to go beyond their personal comfort zone. The group meetings will be facilitated in a manner to assure balanced participation and moderation in the discussion.
This will be a rigorous, enjoyable and rewarding experience for all who participate. Please contact Cindy Banek (229-1771 Ext 258) or email@example.com with any questions or to register.