Adult Study Groups
The Bible, Friends and Coffee
Led by Minister of Christian Education Pat Harris, Bible, Friends and Coffee is a fun-loving, welcoming and ever-changing group. New members join all the time and many in the group travel at various points in the year, so you never know who you’ll be sitting next to on any given Monday. It is a great way to meet people and learn a little about the Bible while you’re at it.
Class meets each Monday, September through May, 9:30-11AM, in room 15 on the second floor of the Walker Building. New members are always welcome and will find a friendly and informal group who enjoy exchanging ideas in a supportive, comfortable setting over coffee at the start of the week. If you have a Bible, bring it; if not, one will be provided for you.
Basic Bible for Beginners
This popular two- week introduction to the Bible is open to everyone and highly recommended for Sunday school teachers, parents of confirmands or other inquisitive children, and all people who want to know more about the best-selling book of all time. The course is suitable for anyone in grade 8 or older and many couples or parent-child pairs have enjoyed participating together.
This program, led by Pat Harris, is offered several times during the course of the year on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:15p.m. in room 15 of the Walker Building.
Sunday Bible Study
Each fall Rev. Dr. Jeff Evans leads a study group that meets in room 10 of the Walker Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each series ranges from 7 to 14 weeks depending on the particular subject and curriculum. The goal of each class is to provide the of a small group experience, in-depth study of the scripture, a connection between each participants life-story and the story of the biblical witness, and an insight into how this impacts, challenges, and builds our life together as a church. Registration is required and there is a minimal fee to offset the cost of student resources.
During the Lenten season, Rev. Jim Chaloner offers a four-week series that may be based on a book of the Bible, a discussion of a book, or questions of the intersection of faith and particular life and social issues. These sessions are held on Tuesday evenings in the Shaw Chapel from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
This year, the series will be held on Tuesdays, March 18, March 25, April 1 and April 8, 2014. The title of the study is Conversations about the Bible. The four sessions will include the following topics: What do we do with the Old Testament? – Why do the four Gospels tell different stories? - How do we make sense of what we find in the Bible? – Interpretation of the Bible from a fundamentalist approach to a grace filled approach. Come to one or to all; each session is unique. Bring a Bible if you have one; if not, one will be supplied for you.
Contact the church office with any questions. No sign-up is required.