Weekly Bible Studies with the Pastors
Monday – Beginning January 28 (continued from the fall)
20 Old Testament Stories You Need to Know
Dr. Doug Fletcher – 10:00 a.m. in the library
Many of us have greater familiarity with New Testament stories of Jesus more than we know the Old Testament.  But many significant Old Testament stories are extremely important, inspirational and have echoes in the New Testament.  Meeting on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m., each week we will look at a story, its themes and echoes through the whole Bible and then discuss applications for living.
Wednesday – Beginning January 16
“The Changing Landscape of the Church”
Pastor Doug Fletcher & Pastor Lisa Schrott—6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
According to Pew Charitable Trust research and Gallup polls, the fastest growing religious segment of the population are the “nones,” none of the above. Perhaps you have experienced this in your own family’s life. It is increasingly true among younger generations. They may be turned off to the church or never have had much exposure. The statistics are alarming. In fact, the church in America, including non-denominational churches, is declining overall. We will review the present challenges of denominations, from Anglican and Episcopal to Methodist.
Thursday – Beginning January 31
Coffee and Conversations
Pastor Lisa Schrott & Pastor Joel Wood – 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space
We will embrace these conversations together in order to grow in our faith. Every Thursday we will have discussions on the issues taking place in our world and how our Christian faith influences how we understand and respond to these issues. As we learn how our faith impacts our understanding of the world around us, We will also learn how to have conversations with those who have differing opinions, even when those varying opinions are founded on a shared faith.
Reading for Thursday, January 31 – click link below