Beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017 – The Basic Ideas behind Islam and Christianity
We have several weeks to examine the basic ideas behind Islam and Christianity. How are the teachings alike, how are they different, and why? Duane Miller and his family spent 2 years in Jordan studying the Arabic language in order to talk with Muslins about Jesus’ love for them. Beginning next Sunday, Duane will speak to us (through DVDs) to help us understand what is going on behind the headlines. J. Riddle
Beginning January 22, 2017 – Where Lies the Common Ground for All Christians?
C. S. Lewis was known in the 20th century as the premier interpreter of the Christian faith. He earned this reputation in part from his 1952 publication, Mere Christianity. The book was an adaptation of three talks that Lewis gave on the radio between 1942 and 1944. Lewis, an Anglican, intended to describe the Christian common ground in Mere Christianity for the sake of those for whom the jargon of formal Christian theology did not retain its original power and meaning.
N. T. Wright, the bishop of Durham Cathedral, has been called by many the C. S. Lewis of the 21st century, and so it was natural that he was asked to write a Mere Christianity for his own day. The result was the book, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense.
The Adult class will be studying Simply Christian with the aid of several videos by N. T. Wright for 10 weeks starting January 22. If you would like to participate, please let us know by Thursday, January 5 so we can purchase a book for you in time for the class. J. Coalter
All are welcome to join this class on any Sunday!
On the 18th of September we began an eight-part study based on the book, The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. This course may well change your prayer life in many ways. Come and explore prayer with us this Fall.
For the first two Sundays the Rev. Wayne Marker did a masterful job of launching us into this challenging course that will motive you to deepen your prayer life and give you resources to help. We meet from 11:00 to 12:00 in the choir room. If you would like to purchase the book that accompanies the DVD, Cortes Pauls has copies for $13.00. (However, the book is not required for participating in the class.) In the following weeks our leaders will be Bill Ernst and Joe Coalter. The Rev. Wayne Marker will return to lead us in the final two weeks. Whenever you are able, please join us in this study.
Note: Adult Christian Education follows the Sunday morning worship service and the Parish Hall fellowship gathering. The class begins around 11:00 a.m.
Also Note: If you have young children, the nursery is open on Sundays from 9:15 – 12:00 for children up to pre-K.