The Bible teaches that followers of Christ experience spiritual growth in the context of community. God did not make us to learn in isolation; we need each other if we are to become spiritually mature. In Growth Groups we are able to take the next step in growing deeper relationships with God and others. Join a Growth Group so that you can discover for yourself what it means to be Learning in Community. Sign up in the Narthex, or on a Connection Card.
Growth Group Opportunities
What is a Growth Group? Review the video below for an explanation.
GROWTH GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Location: Adult Lounge
Beginning Sunday, September 10th the Christian Education Team will be offering a Growth Group opportunity for parents of children and youth. After dropping your kids off at Sunday School, join with other parents in fellowship from 8:45-9:45 am. There will be coffee, laughter, and time for learning and reflection. This group will follow the Sunday school calendar (Sept-May) and meet during Sunday School hours. Nursery care will be provided for children under 4 years old. Contact Adrienne or Kevin Dickson for more details.
NEW GROWTH GROUPS FOR WINTER/SPRING
Beginning in February, new Growth groups are forming, facilitated by Steve Davis and Gay Amos. Look for signs around the church and sign up for the time slot of your choice in the Narthex or outside the office.
THE WAY: WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
Travel with pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus. Hear familiar stories with fresh ears by drawing upon insights from history, archaeology, and Holy Land geography. See the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized and the wilderness where He was tempted. Climb the mountain where he preached His most famous sermon. Ride a boat in the Sea of Galilee. Deepen your understanding of Jesus’ ministry, while at the same time deepening your faith and your love for Him.
This 6-week Lenten study will begin on February 18. Adult groups facilitated by Steve Davis and Gay Amos will meet from 8:45 to 9:45 on Sunday mornings and from 10:00 to 11:30 on Tuesday mornings in the Adult Lounge. Separate groups for children and youth will also participate in the study.
Although this is a video-based study, participants will be encouraged to read Adam Hamilton’s companion book, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Copies will be available in the church office for $10 beginning February 11. Hard or Kindle copies may also be obtained directly from Amazon.com
Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, we must stand against, speak against, and work against racism.
A class on “Facing Racism” will be offered this spring on Sunday mornings, from Apr. 15 – May 20, from 8:45 to 9:45. Led by Gay Amos, it will dig unto the following ideas: What is racism? How did it develop? How are we and others affected by it? What is white supremacy? What has been the legacy of racism in the United States? How do we as a community of faith respond?
The background information and study guide are downloadable from PC(USA). They are: 1. Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community, Churchwide Antiracism Policy, 2016. And 2. Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Antiracism Study Guides. Type in each title, download, and print on both sides of the paper.
Other Opportunities for Adult Education
Mom 2 Mom – for fellowship, support, and nurturing.
2nd and 4th Fridays,
9-11 a.m. in the Hospitality Room.
Contact: Cindy Battelle.
9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.
Contact: Irene Tipsword.
7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge.
Contact: Peggy Stichter or Barb Adams .