On Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. our 28-minute group meets in the library to reflect on the day's service. Often, conversation will grow from the scripture, sermon or music and will journey into deeper conversations on faith in life.
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study: History, archeology, fascinating stories and profound faith lessons – this is the beauty of the “That the World May Know” DVD series! Each lesson takes us to sites in the Holy Land, showing how God led his people in the past, and how those faith lessons still apply to believers in the 21st century. Join us each Tuesday at 1:00!
“Theology Matters” is a study group that reads books dealing with the interplay of theology, church, economics, politics, history, society and faith. The approach is discussion and interpretation. No lecturing.
The name was deliberately chosen when the group was founded in 2000 to affirm the idea that what we think about God and how we express those thoughts really does matter.
The group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the church library for about 90 minutes. Any level of participation is welcome from just listening to debating points from the book.
We usually read and discuss two books in a year, one each in the Fall term and Winter term. Some of the books from the recent past:
Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J. Palmer
The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus by Robin Meyers
Thoughtful Christianity by Rev. Ben Daniel
Jesus for the Nonreligious by John Shelby Spong
Lost in the Middle by Wesley J. Wildman and Stephen Chapin Gardner
Belief Without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious by Linda Mercadante
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
Contact Pastor Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sam Hollar at email@example.com
Winter, 2017 Book
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Fr Richard Rohr, publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
"Only those who have tried to breathe under water know how important breathing really is, and will never take it for granted again. They are the ones who do not take shipwreck or drowning lightly; they are the ones who can name 'healing' correctly, they are the ones who know what they have been saved from, and the only ones who develop the patience and humility to ask the right questions of God and of themselves.”
"You see, only the survivors know the full terror of the passage, the arms that held them through it all, and the power of the obstacles that were overcome. All they can do is thank God they made it through! For all the rest of us it is mere speculation, salvation theories, and 'theology.' "