Muffin Club (Bible Study)
This lay-led Bible study group meets every second Sunday at 8:30 a.m. from October to June (and breaks for the summer) over coffee, tea and muffins. Started in 1988, Muffin Club members select passages from the Bible, devotional books or other study resources and lead sessions. In this way, we grow in our walk with God and understand more about His Word as well as our role in the world around his. The Muffin Club supports efforts of local outreach, including purchasing turkeys and providing Christmas dinners for families in need and donating to “Our Daily Bread” publishers.
Contact: Harry Soper or one of our ministers.
Winter Lenten Faith Study
Winter Lenten Faith Study – Running from January 23 to March 27, 2018, the Faith Study group will meet in the Chapel every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for 90 minutes. This Winter our Faith Study will focus on What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life written by minister, psychotherapist and author Erik Kolbell, who demonstrates how the eight pillars of the Beatitudes - meekness, empathy, righteousness, peace, persecution, purity, poverty and simplicity - are still valuable codes of conduct for our individual and collective lives. Though they are fundamental to Christian devotion and practice, the New Testament Beatitudes can become so familiar to the faithful as to seem almost bland. Kolbell aims to restore the subversive edge of these blessings uttered by Jesus. In the process of elaborating the essence of Jewish law, Kolbell argues, Jesus urged his listeners to seek the intention behind the words, and to let that intention lead to action. This slim volume of reflections on how to live out such difficult virtues as self-denial and forgiveness is enhanced by the author's willingness to share his own experiences and by his close acquaintance with the Old and New Testaments. In his insightful and heartfelt approach to some of the most challenging verses in the Gospels, Kolbell offers modern readers an interpretation of the Beatitudes as timeless as it is up-to-date.Participation is open to anyone who would like to attend. There is NO need to buy this book, though participants are welcome to do so. Rev. Kevin Little will summarize each chapter and then invite small group discussion. For more information please contact Kevin.