NEW STUDY STARTING Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The season of Advent invites us to anticipate, receive, and respond to God’s amazing love embodied in Jesus Christ. This new study offered throughout our 2021 Advent season is geared to help us anticipate, receive, and respond to
God’s love in … A WESLEYAN WAY!
So what does THAT mean …
Well, for John Wesley, the marks of Methodism were not religious opinions or doctrinal commitments. Rather, they were acts of receiving God’s love in Christ Jesus, and responding by practicing love through holiness of heart and life. Drawing from practices encouraged by disciples throughout Christian tradition, Wesley emphasized practices of piety and mercy, or good works, which often are referred to as means of grace.
In this weekly Advent study, we will walk through the four weeks of Advent by reflecting upon Biblical passages and Wesleyan themes, in light of various means of grace.
Our four chapters will explore themes of:
• Practicing Advent (preparing the way)
• Practicing prayer
• Practicing mercy and care for others
• Practicing God’s mission to the world
As we make our way through this study, we will focus on two questions in each session:
• What would it mean for us to understand ourselves as fully loved and fully accepted by God?
• What does it mean to accept God’s grace in Jesus Christ and to live in response to this love and grace?
The study sessions will cover identical content but be offered at two time slots:
• Tuesdays at 4pm- 11/30, 12/7, & 12/14 (no class on 12/21 due to the Advent Spiral Walk)
• Wednesdays at 10am- 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, & 12/22
Each study participant should bring a Bible to each session.
Please speak with Pastor Kim for further information.
Psalm 23 Study
Every one of us longs for someone to protect us and care for us … someone to guide us when we are unsure of the next steps … someone to provide rest for us when we are worn out … someone to walk with us when the valley is dark. God is the Good Shepherd whose companionship provides the comfort and the confidence we need in all circumstances. No matter in what circumstance we may find ourselves, we are always safe with the Good Shepherd.
You are invited to join Pastor Kim as she leads an in depth Bible study on the familiar Psalm 23. We gather each week to examine every single verse of Psalm 23 for the purposes of reminding ourselves of God’s complete love and care for us. The study is offered every Wednesday at 10:30am in the parlor.
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Pastor Jim is away until December, 2021. Please check back for upcoming studies.