Bible study and discussion groups are offered for adults to explore the issues of faith and spirituality. Our bible curriculum includes a wide range of subjects from the Gospel of Mark to prayer. Studies are structured so that if someone misses a meeting he or she can study on their own and not miss the content of the missed lesson. Most studies recommend 30 to 60 minutes of preparation in between the meetings. Our discussion groups differ and are usually centered around a book that the group reads independently and talks about together.
New Member Classes
New member classes are offered each year to help answer questions about our church organization and membership. It is also a great opportunity for new members to establish a relationship with each other in addition to getting to know the pastor.
It’s never too late to get confirmed. Adults can take part in a modified confirmation class to work around work schedules.
“Politics and Paul: Witnessing our world through Romans”
We, as a country, are having a difficult time communicating our thoughts and feelings today as everything seems to be divisive. Yet, we know God is calling us to remain in loving fellowship with one another across these divisive issues. If nothing else, this message of love can be seen throughout the Pauline Epistles. Therefore, I would like to invite everyone to bring their true and authentic self to a time of Bible study as we confront the various issues of the world through the lens of the Bible. We will also be using a variety of Conflict Resolution tools to develop our own ability to deal with difficult conversations throughout our daily life.
Each class will be self-contained and will include a time of preparation with the resolution tools, reflection on a Bible verse, and then a discussion on the topic. Last, we will take some time for fellowship before we depart for the evening. Please remember this offering is designed so we may learn from one another, not to convince other people of our viewpoint. Therefore, I pray you will join me with open hearts on Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30 pm throughout November.
The topics may vary according to participant interest or world events; but the rough schedule is as follows.
Week 1, Nov. 2 – Background of Romans / UCC Proposal of Christian Witness
Week 2, Nov. 9 – Mandatory Vaccines – Masks (and mandatory vaccine for youth)
Week 3, Nov. 16 – Should we become an ONA church?
Week 4, Nov. 23 – Immigration
Week 5, Nov. 30 – Love, showing and receiving.