Weekly Studies

Weekly Studies

Bible Studies for Women

Seekers Bible Class

Wednesday Mornings at 9:30 AM – Music A & B

Contact: Sue Morse (emorsejr@comcast.net)

For the past 18 years Seekers Bible Class has been meeting at 9:30 am on Wednesday mornings in Music A & B. The class has done a variety of  studies from such noted authors as Beth Moore, Philip Yancey, Anne Graham Lotz, and Max Lucado. They have also traveled as a group to Israel with Ray Vander Laan. Even though this class has been together for a long time, they love interacting with new people on their spiritual journey and study. You are invited to give them a try!

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Family Faith Night

FAMILY FAITH NIGHT provides a place for adults and youth to share their faith and grow in their knowledge of scripture. Join us each week for a light supper, which is served at 6:00 PM. Nursery is provided. Youth will gather in the Crosswalk Youth Center following the meal.

Below is a list of what’s happening in the classes, with a class schedule for Fall 2018. 

(NOTE: The DISCIPLESHIP classes with Dr. Richard Burnham occurs at the same time as the classes taught by Rev. Barbara Robberson and Jim Pratt.)

For a printable schedule of this schedule, click FAMILY-FAITH-NIGHT-PLANS-2O18-2019.



DISCIPLESHIP IN CHALLENGING TIMES
– Richard Burnham, Leader

There is great value in hearing voices of the faithful who have endured challenging times. Certainly, the period leading to, and including, World War II is aptly characterized as challenging times. This fall we will use resources of two great voices from that period . . . Simon Wiesenthal and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Wiesenthal’s book, The Sunflower, On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness will launch this season of study together. This book captures your imagination with his life story of an incident while interned in a concentration camp in Poland. He is asked for forgiveness by a Nazi SS officer. He concludes the story with the question; What would you have done? This is a vital question for anyone living in challenging times, or, for that matter, in any time.

Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, scholar, theologian and a Hitler resister. His writings are always read with his execution at the hands of Nazi leadership as a background. We will study together portions of three of Bonhoeffer books; Life Together, The Cost of Discipleship, and Letter and Papers From Prison. Whether this is your first encounter with Bonhoeffer, or a continuation of a long interest in his works, this study will give voice to one who understood discipleship in challenging times.

While each weekly session will build on the overall experience, each week will also have a stand-alone quality to it. Anyone is welcome to pick and choose their points of participation.

Tuesday Dates Spiritual Formation Resource Lesson Title Leader
9/18/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Sunflower (Wiesenthal) The Story and The Question Richard Burnham
9/25/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Sunflower (Wiesenthal) Forgive: Yes Richard Burnham
10/2/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Life Together (Bonhoeffer) Life Together Richard Burnham
10/16/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer) Costly Grace Richard Burnham
10/23/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer) Matthew 5 Richard Burnham
10/30/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer) Matthew 6 Richard Burnham
11/6/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer) Matthew 7 Richard Burnham
11/13/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer) On Revenge, On Loving Enemies Richard Burnham
11/20/2018 NO CLASSES NO CLASSES NO CLASSES NO CLASSES
11/27/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer) Non-Religious Christianity Richard Burnham
12/4/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer) Suffering with God Richard Burnham
12/11/2018 Discipleship in Challenging Times Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer) After Ten Years Richard Burnham

 



THE JESUS CREED
: Loving God, Loving Others – Rev. Barbara Robberson, Leader

Spiritual formation? What does Jesus say about spiritual formation? What, according to Jesus, does a spiritually formed person look like? Did Jesus ever express his view of spiritual formation? Yes, he does so by transforming a creed – the Shema of his Jewish tradition. We call it the Jesus Creed.  Everything about spiritual formation is shaped by his version of the Shema. For Jesus love of God and of others is the core. LOVE is the core! In the six weeks of digging deeper into The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight we will explore how Jesus guided his disciples then and now into that deeper walk with God and with others. A young Jewish scholar once came to Jesus to ask him what was the most important thing for spiritual formation. This study is an invitation to explore Jesus’ answer and to be shaped and transformed by living the answer in our own lives daily.

Tuesday Dates

 

Bible Study

 

Resource

 

Leader

 

9/18/2018

 

Loving God, Loving Others

 

Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)

 

Barbara Robberson

 

9/25/2018 Loving God, Loving Others Jesus Creed (Scot McNight) Barbara Robberson
10/2/2018 Loving God, Loving Others Jesus Creed (Scot McNight) Barbara Robberson
10/16/2018 Loving God, Loving Others Jesus Creed (Scot McNight) Barbara Robberson
10/23/2018 Loving God, Loving Others Jesus Creed (Scot McNight) Barbara Robberson

 


MOSES: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet – Jim Pratt, Leader

Beginning Tuesday, October 30, join Jim Pratt for an examination of the life of Moses based on Adam Hamilton’s book Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. The book uses historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text to guide us through the life of this reluctant prophet as he grew in his relationship with God. Come and see how Moses’ life and story speak to our lives and stories today.

Tuesday Dates

 

Class 2: Bible Study

 

Resource

 

Leader

 

10/30/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

11/6/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

11/13/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

11/20/2018

 

NO CLASSES

 

NO CLASSES

 

NO CLASSES

 

11/27/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

12/4/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

12/11/2018

 

Moses

 

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)

 

Jim Pratt

 

FAMILY FAITH NIGHT provides a place for adults and youth to share their faith and grow in their knowledge of scripture. Join us each week for a light supper, which is served at 6:00 PM. Nursery is provided. Youth will gather in the Crosswalk Youth Center following the meal.

Below is a list of what’s happening in the classes, with a class schedule for Spring 2019.

(NOTE: EMBRACING A HAPPIER LIFE and THE MIRACLES OF JESUS occur at the same time.)

For a printable schedule of this schedule, click FAMILY-FAITH-NIGHT-PLANS-2O18-2019.


EMBRACING A HAPPIER LIFE

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast, Leaders

Using the book, A Season of Mystery, by Paula Huston as a resource, this seven week study will explore spiritual dimensions to enrich the second half of life. The book summary observes, ‘At its heart, A Season of Mystery encourages those in the second half of life to free themselves from the world’s false ideas on aging and to embrace all the riches and rewards that come only with growing older.’ This study begins Tuesday, January 15.

Tuesday Dates

 

Spiritual Formation

 

Lesson Title

 

Leader

 

1/15/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Arriving

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

1/22/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Listening, Delighting

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

1/29/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Lightening, Settling

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

2/5/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Confronting, Accepting

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

2/12/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Appreciating, Befriending Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

2/19/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Generating, Blessing

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

2/28/2018

 

A Season of Mystery

 

Departing

 

Richard Burnham and Charlene Quast

 

3/5/2018

 

Fat Tuesday

 

Fat Tuesday

 

Fat Tuesday

 

 


THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

Marty Vershel, Leader

Beginning Tuesday, January 15, Marty will lead an exploration of the meaning and mystery of powerful stories in the gospels, the miracles of Jesus. This will be a six week study. Your text is the Bible!

Tuesday Dates Bible Study Leader
1/15/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
1/22/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
1/29/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
2/5/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
2/12/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
2/19/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
2/28/2018 The Miracles of Jesus Marty Vershel
3/5/2018 Fat Tuesday Fat Tuesday

FAMILY FAITH NIGHT provides a place for adults and youth to share their faith and grow in their knowledge of scripture. Join us each week for a light supper, which is served at 6:00 PM. Nursery is provided. Youth will gather in the Crosswalk Youth Center following the meal.

Below is a list of what’s happening in the classes, with a class schedule for Spring 2019.

BAPTIZING HARRY POTTER

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt, Leaders

Luke Bell is a Benedictine monk at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight, England. Using his book as a guide, participants will explore Christian themes and biblical connections which are evident in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.The Harry Potter movies and this study offers a great opportunity for cross generational conversation. This, then, is offered as a study for youth and adults.

To allow people to prepare for the series, and to have a fresh perspective of the series, the eight movies will be presented on Sunday evenings January 6 – February 24, 2019.  

Tuesday Dates

 

Resource

 

Lesson Title

 

Leader

 

3/12/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Chapter 1

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

3/19/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Going Beyond Normal (ch. 2)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

3/26/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Good Against Evil (ch. 3)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

4/2/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Life and Death (ch. 4)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

4/9/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Power and Weakness (ch. 5)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

4/16/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Love and Sacrifice (ch. 6)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

4/23/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Freedom and Determination (ch. 7)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

4/30/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

The Hidden and the Ostentatious (ch. 8)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

5/7/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

The Struggle for Truth (ch. 9)

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

5/15/2018

 

Baptizing Harry Potter (Luke Bell)

 

Purity of Heart/Blood

 

Richard Burnham and Kemble Witt

 

In preparation or the Harry Potter series beginning March 12, we will be showing each of the Harry Potter films in Music A & B who haven’t seen the movies or want a refresher. You are invited to bring a lawn chair and snacks and enjoy the movies with family and friend.

Here is the schedule for the films . . .

Sunday Dates

 

Movie Title

 

1/6/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

 

1/13/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

 

1/20/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

 

1/27/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

 

2/3/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

 

2/10/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

 

2/17/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)

 

2/24/2019

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

 

FAMILY FAITH NIGHT provides a place for adults and youth to share their faith and grow in their knowledge of scripture. Join us each week for a light supper, which is served at 6:00 PM. Nursery is provided. Youth will gather in the Crosswalk Youth Center following the meal.

For a list of upcoming classes in the Spring for the Tuesday evening class BAPTIZING HARRY POTTER, see the previous tab.

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