Everyday Compassion • Wednesdays in September
On 09-05-2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The ideas found in the gospels are easier to affirm than to live out. For example, what does it is look like to bless those who curse us, and to love our enemies? That’s a pretty tall order; but it is needed now, more than ever. As our society becomes more and more polarized, Christians are called to practice civility. But how do we practice civility in a culture of hostility?
During September, we are going to host a series of four conversations around the dinner table. We will be using Karen Armstrong’s book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. The goal is to help one another practice one of the key teachings of Christianity, as we work on creating space where important conversations can happen–over a meal. Sky McCracken, Andrea Woods, and Eddie Bromley will be among those leading the table talk.
These conversations will happen each Wednesday in September, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.. The cost of the book for the book and all meals is just $45. Space is limited to 48 participants.
There are only two requirements: being willing to acknowledge the need for growth and a willingness to listen respectfully to ideas different from one’s own.
Creative Photography Stroll • September 11
On 09-11-2018, 9-11:00 a.m.
Creative Photography Stroll
Tuesday, September 11
12 spots only – registration required (but event is free!)
Learn how to use your smartphone to take better pictures! We’ll start off with a little classroom time and then take a short stroll around downtown, to practice techniques we’ve learned.
Perhaps a dutch-treat lunch afterwards at ComeUnity Cafe?
Tickets available until full, or until September 10.
Mystery Day Trip • September 13
On 09-13-2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“The destination’s a secret…but I’m sure not going miss it!”
Ladies, we’re going to take a “Mystery Day Trip” on Thursday, September 13!
We’ll be leaving the church at 9 a.m.
Cost is $20 per person – includes van ride. Let’s enjoy a fun adventure & a dutch-treat lunch!
There’s only room for 12 on the van & deadline to register is September 10.
Wednesday Bible Study on Revelation
On 08-08-2018, 10 a.m.
Wednesday Mornings beginning August 8 at 10 a.m. in Rm. 118: The Book of Revelation led by Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Eddie Bromley.
Does the book of Revelation predict the future? Does it only recount past events? Or, does it do something quite different from either? These are just some of the questions people have about this strange, New Testament book.
The primary reason people find the book of Revelation difficult to understand is because it uses symbols and metaphors from another time and place. We have our own symbols and metaphors; but we understand them. When someone speaks of an economic earthquake, we do not expect to see buildings falling down around us, or, when someone talks of a political landslide, we do not actually think that members of the losing party are buried under mounds of earth.
When we understand the metaphors and symbols used in Revelation, we can begin to understand the message of this important work.