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Christian Education

September

 

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On the fifth Sunday of each month, we serve breakfast to our congregation at 9:00 am. During the meal, Tempe’ presents a brief lesson, so that the choir is able to practice at 9:30 in preparation for worship. Others are welcome to enjoy the meal and conversation. If you are able to  assist with breakfast foods, please speak to our team members:  Doris Munday, Beverly Linton, Melissa McClure, and Gail Barrett. 

Sunday’s Nurture

Sunday mornings our Church School class meets in the classroom above Tartan Hall from 9:00 to 9:45. Our facilitators are Melissa McClure, Doris Jelley and Gail Barrett. The class is currently using a resource: “Anxious About Nothing” by Max Lucado.

High Noon Bible Study

Melissa McClure leads our weekly Bible study class. Meeting on Fridays in M2 at noon, we are currently studying the book of Numbers. We enjoy lively discussions of God's Holy Word as we grow in our understanding.

Our Sunday school class is currently led by Gail Barrett and she will finish the DVD series by Craig Groeschel  "Weird." This series reminds us of how Christians appear to be “weird” in the eyes of the world of popularity, materialism and success. Melissa McClure will lead the next sessions in July. We are currently reviewing DVDs to find a suitable and interesting program to present.

On July 29th, at 9:00am, the fifth Sunday of the month, in place of Sunday School, there will be a complimentary breakfast in Tartan Hall. Pastor Tempe’ Fussell will present a short study during breakfast. 

Our Bible study class is led by Melissa McClure. We meet on Fridays at noon in M2. We are currently studying the book of Numbers. We enjoy lively discussions and encourage everyone to their share understanding of what we read.

The Jewish Roots Class, which meets on the last Sunday of each month at Cheryl Pelham's house, is currently studying Grafted In by D. Thomas Lancaster.

The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month (July 24) at 2:30 pm. The book that will be discussed for July is "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson.

This is a comedy of manners in which multi-culturism, rudeness, and self-absorption of the present collide with the stiff upper lip, rigid social consciousness and self-absorption of the past as portrayed by Major Pettigrew and his son.

Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend any of the sessions/studies and also bring guests with them.

Submitted by: Doris Jelley

Chair:   Gail Barrett

 

Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend any of the sessions/studies and also bring guests with them.

          

Mid-Month Appetizer

Beginning in August, we will offer a mid-month small taste of food and literature. The program will be an hour and will highlight a recent book from the perspective of faith. Tempe’ will highlight aspects of the book that have a bearing on living a faithful life and will invite conversation based on the features of the book. Should the book include aspects that are partisan or controversial, Tempe’ will only be addressing aspects that have a bearing on our faith. Our time together will also include sharing, appetizers and prayer. The Wednesday will vary due to church and pastor schedules.

August 15:  5:00pm to 6:00pm

Book: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship,

and Purpose, by Joe Biden

Note about the Book: “What’s most remarkable about Biden’s “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” is that he’s decided to give us full visibility into the agony and strangeness of that period, showing just what it was like to care for his son — and then mourn him — while simultaneously fulfilling his duties as Vice President.”- Jennifer Senior, Reviewer

There will be no Mid-Month Appetizer in September as Sara Wood is doing a 4 week Wednesday evening program on comparing the religions of the world. (Session will be providing dinner for those programs.) Mid-month Appetizer will continue in October (October 9th).