Wednesday Morning Lenten Study: “The God We Can Know”
Wednesdays, February 26 – April 8
9:30 am – 11:00 am | Room 334 | Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration Required | Book available $10
Getting to know God means getting to know ourselves — and the more we know who God is, the more we can truly know ourselves.
This study is designed to aid in our exploration of the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John, our Lenten theme this season,
The God We Can Know, Exploring the “I AM” Sayings by Rob Fuquay will guide our series as we all try to find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?”
One by one, the seven “I am” statements from Jesus grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us further to God. Books are available in the church office during the week and in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings.
Monday Musers Lent Study: “The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life”
Mondays, March 2 – April 6
1:00 – 2:15 pm | Room 154 for first five sessions & Room 271 for final session
Registration Required | Book available for $15
Led by Dr. Mike Marshall
How do we walk with Christ – follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In each chapter of The Walk, author Rev. Adam Hamilton’s engaging teaching style will help us explore each of these practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God), its New Testament foundation, and its potential effect on our personal lives and our lives together as the church. We hope you will join us for this Lenten walk together! Books are available in the main church office.
Lunchtime Learning with Linda: “Educated” by Tara Westover
Thursday, March 5
11:45 am – 1:10 pm | Room 310 | Registration Required
Join Rev. Linda McDermott on a Lenten book study of Tara Westover’s memoir, Educated. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it. Westover crafts an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. This important memoir will explore themes of indoctrination, empowerment, and overcoming obstacles all the while connecting the reader to the universal question: “How much of ourselves should we give to those we love?” Join us during your lunch hour, bring your lunch, and let’s get “Educated.”
Lunchtime Learning with Linda: “Unfollow” by Megan Phelps-Roper
Thursday, March 26
11:45 am – 1:15 pm | Room 310 | Registration Required
Join Rev. Linda McDermott for a Lenten book study of Unfollow, covering themes of extremism, indoctrination, black and white thinking, and liberation. At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. A gripping memoir of escaping extremism and falling in love, Unfollow relates Phelps-Roper’s moral awakening, her departure from the church, and how she exchanged the absolutes she grew up with for new forms of warmth and community. Rich with suspense and thoughtful reflection, Phelps-Roper’s life story exposes the dangers of black-and-white thinking and the need for true humility in a time of angry polarization.
Register: Gayle Ammerman | firstname.lastname@example.org