New Year and New Study

New Year and New Study

Have you ever wondered what Scriptures formed the basis of Jesus’ faith? Do you curious about how the earliest parts of his tradition came to be? Or maybe who it may have been that had the greatest effect on the final form of the Bible? Beginning January 8, we will be offering an eight week Wednesday evening study for those seeking a better understanding of the faith tradition of Jesus. Our initial look at the Hebrew Scriptures (Hebrew being the original language that the First Testament was written) will focus on the first chapters of the book of Genesis. If you have been in a previous study of these foundational writings, this would be an excellent refresher for you. As time permits, we will also explore some of the later writings with which Jesus would have been very familiar.

We will share in a simple salad, soup and/or sandwich type meal (dessert as well) beginning at 5:15 with the study beginning at 5:30 (you can eat during the study provided you don’t slurp too much!) and ending at 6:30. The meals will be inexpensive and there will be a cap for families with children. If you were part of last year’s small group studies, I would encourage you to start your group again or make this Wednesday evening study the next step in your spiritual formation. Childcare will be available each evening.

2019 is stretched out before us, full of possibilities and challenges and rewards. How about a couple of quotes to start the year?

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.” Thomas Merton

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing – that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with in a moment, we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something sacred.” Fred Rogers

"Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth." Jack Canfield