Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

Women’s Bible Study

Fall 2021

 We are planning to resume our study face to face and on zoom this Thursday, Nov. 4, at 3:00 in the Altar Guild Room (was the library downstairs). We have chosen to begin with the letters of John.The first lesson from a guide by Michael Lefebvre is attached here: John 1-3 Study.  Ten copies of the book have been ordered from Amazon for anyone wanting a copy.  They are $10.00 each.
For those not ready or able to meet in person, there will be a live zoom. If more than 2 people are zooming, we will stop and restart after 40 minutes. The invitation to zoom can be found in Sunday’s email to those who have signed up.
New comers to our meetings are always warmly welcomed. For more information, please ask a Sunday morning usher or contact the Church Office.

Summer 2021: Book Club

Our second book selection was Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R. Doty. Please plan on joining us for a pot luck dinner and book discussion Tuesday July 27th, 6:00 pm at a member’s home.
On Thursday June 17th we discussed our first book, a work of fiction, “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd. This book, set in first century Galilee, proves controversial due to the characterization of Jesus as a young man within the narrative. The focus of our book discussion centered on  women’s voices in this time, place, and culture. We gathered at a member’s home at 6:00 pm for a light supper and discussion. Each brought a dish to share.

Spring 2021: Bible Study
(Pandemic Restrictions Apply)

Bible Study members “zoomed” on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 for discussions of I Peter. Using the Blueprint Study guide:  https://biblestudyblueprint.com/1-peter-bible-study/, we began our study on January 21st. Our first discussion focused on The Cultural Background for 1 Peter.  We used different resources to add to our discussion. Our leader used William Barclay’s The daily study bible series; 1 Peter for you by Juan R Sanchez; and sermons from St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London.  https://www.st-helens.org.uk/resources/. (Our homework directions appear below.)
“Do as much or as little as your personal time allows and remember you are always welcomed.  We promise NOT to check homework! “See” you on Thursday afternoons at 3:00. I hope your schedule allows you to join us.” (We are a relaxed group of friendly people who enjoy our time together as we study the Word of God.)