Join Pastor Lisa for Summer Book Study
On Developing More Authentic Relationships
Wednesdays in July, 4:30 PM, in the library or via Zoom
The Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your needs in parched places,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters never fail.
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to live in. -- Isaiah 58:11-12
It is no secret that we are living in a country that is polarized with respect to so many areas of life, especially politics. These deep divisions cause breaches in our community, neighbor against neighbor, family members who can’t speak to each other. How can we live into the call from the prophet Isaiah to be “repairers of the breach?” Our faith can provide avenues for healing and for redemption.
“It is not unity but relationship to which we are called in this moment, and with that in mind, it is possible to hold onto our convictions and one another.” Rev. Layton Williams
Join Pastor Lisa for a four-week discussion on the book Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us by the Rev. Layton Williams. Rev. Williams posits that rather than seeking unity on divisive topics, what if we see our primary calling as to seek an authentic relationship with God, ourselves, one another and the world around us. And that means actively engaging those with whom we disagree. Holy Disunity is available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Book study participants will meet in person and via Zoom on Wednesdays in July: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 4:30 PM. To To To register for this book discussion, click here.
Bible Study with Pastor Lisa Returns on Monday Mornings
10 AM on June 14 – July 26 (except July 5)
In Room 202 and Via Zoom
Join Pastor Lisa as we take a closer look at the historical and cultural contexts of the scriptures preached on Sunday morning. We will also look at how the translation of key words and phrases translated from Hebrew and Greek shape scriptural interpretation. This will be a hybrid class with participation in person or via Zoom.
To register, click here.