We have two groups that meet on Sunday morning and the "Read 'Em & Meet" group that meets once a month on Sunday at 2pm.
Read 'Em & Meet will be meeting Dec. 8th at 1:00pm for Holiday Tea at the home of Jeanette Williams. Please bring small tea sandwiches or sweets appropriate for the occasion. Following tea, we will read a Christmas play together. Please contact the church office for directions.
All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas
We are offering an Advent devotional book which includes morning and evening devotions with Bible passages, short reflections, and prayers. The book costs $15 and there will be adiscussion on Sun. Dec. 15th following the church service. Please sign-up in the Fellowship Hall.
The Adult Sunday School class in the Library will discuss the four chapters in this book, Altogether Love, Altogether Hope, Altogether Joy, Altogether Peace on the four Sundays before Christmas, Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. The cost of theh book is $16.
"In 1741, John Wesley preached his famous sermon titled “The Almost Christian” in which he encouraged people to follow Christ wholeheartedly. We should not be satisfied with being almost Christian but rather strive towards being altogether a Christian.
In Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience, author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors to explore how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, connecting our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.
In this book, perfect for Advent, deVega and the other authors break down the barriers that prevent us from experiencing an “altogether” love, hope, joy, and peace in Christ in our lives and in the world around us. They demonstrate the promises God offers to us that makes those longings a reality, inviting us to claim those promises for ourselves this Advent and celebrate an altogether Christmas." - Amazon
Also starting on Sept. 8th from 9:00-9:50am in the Cry Room off the sanctuary, a group will be reading The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. You can sign-up in the Fellowship hall or contact the church office.
"In The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes, offering a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work---his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection---and ultimately, who he was and why he came. Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today, The Jesus I Never Knew gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history.
With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith; and a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying." - Christianbook.com