Until Further Notice…
In an effort to be compliant with Executive Order No. 2020-21, the leadership of Bishop Bard, and to help set a positive example for others, we will not be holding Bible Studies or Christian Education classes in-person at the church. As the body of Christ for the world, we believe we have a social, ethical, moral, and spiritual responsibility to mirror the best practices for the safety and well-being of everyone.
We are currently exploring options and methods that we might be able to utilize to offer online studies and classes for those interested. If such exploration is fruitful, we will update this page with information on how to join us. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to look at the currently available options for Christian Education in online formats and follow the recommendations of the leadership in staying home.
WOMENS SMALL GROUP
Beginning March 2, at 6:30 pm we will explore the small group study by Pamela M. Eisenbaum based on the book of Romans.
Exploring how people have interpreted Romans through the ages is a good lens to view the history of Christianity itself. Compare what Paul writes in Romans to what theologians like Augustine, Luther, and Calvin say in trying to understand Paul in their time. At the end of this study your group will have a more informed commitment to Paul’s radical vision of God’s relationship to both Christians and Jews and to their relationship to each other, thanks to the “love of God in Christ Jesus.”
The weekly video segments first present text read aloud against a backdrop of a wide variety of church settings followed by a conversation between a church historian and a church theologian about the text. The second weekly video is led by storyteller, Michael Williams, who shares snapshot views of how Romans has been read through history.
Ideal experience for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship and would like to connect prayer practice with Scripture. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience.
Participants for this Invitation to Romans do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of Romans a week, they will discover the life-altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples.
This eight-week study includes a participant book outlining daily reading assignments for group preparations, a leader guide suggesting discussion activities for use in the 60–90-minute weekly meeting, and a video component providing interpretation and context for the biblical texts.
Any questions please see Barb Bungart.