Posts with the category “bible-book-studies”

Read a Chapter a Day Challenge: The Gospel of John
by Kelly Phillips on February 1st, 2024
During Lent we are encouraged to:1. Give up something,2. Start something, and3. Do something for the community of God.If you are looking to start something, consider joining the Read a Chapter a Day Challenge! Across our connection United Methodists are being challenged to read a chapter a day from the Gospel of John during Lent.Reading the Bible is one of the essential spiritual practices of disc...  Read More
All-Church Lent Study: Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn
by Kelly Phillips on January 18th, 2024
This Lent you are invited to go deeper with our Lent worship series, Song of the Shadows (based on our District Cantata), by joining our all-church Lent study. Author and pastor Thomas Steagald encourages you to explore the similarities between your spiritual journey and the journeys of some of the people Jesus met and ministered to on his way to the cross. As Jesus bravely enters the thickening s...  Read More
All-Church Advent Study: Keep Watch with Me
by Kelly Phillips on November 2nd, 2023
 All-Church Advent Study: Sign up for a small group! Join a small group for our all-church Advent study, Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers. Sign-up sheets are in the church lobby. Groups will meet for 4-5 weeks beginning in late November/early December. Days/times will be set by the group hosts.Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers is a collaborative daily devotio...  Read More
Summer Book Study: Not in God's Name
by Kelly Phillips on June 14th, 2023
Join Pastor Amanda for a summer book study of Rabbi Jonathan Sack's Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence. This book will supplement our summer worship series (starting June 11) on the story of Abraham and his descendants in Genesis and Exodus. We will gather periodically throughout the summer to discuss what we have been reading. To sign up, email the office at or ad...  Read More
All-Church Lenten Study: Walking in the Wilderness starting February 22nd
by Kelly Phillips on February 2nd, 2023
The wilderness is a familiar place for those who follow Jesus. We spend 40 days in the wilderness during Lent--days in which God calls us to self-examination, repentance, and making room for the Holy One in our lives. Our task during Lent is to clear away the clutter from our hearts so we can be fully present to God and our neighbors. In our all-church Lenten study, Walking in the Wilderness, auth...  Read More
All-Church Bible Study: The Bible Year Starting January 15th
by Kelly Phillips on December 15th, 2022
In 2023, journey with Pastor Amanda through the Bible cover-to-cover with the help of Magrey deVega's Bible devotional The Bible Year. This study breaks the Bible down into daily readings enriched with thematic and devotional content. We will meet Sunday mornings after worship to discuss the week's readings (with supplementary video content), encourage each other in the daily discipline of meditat...  Read More
All-Church Advent Study: Light of the World
by Kelly Phillips on November 10th, 2022
In this short book, biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Together we will learn about how the Gospel stories connect to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Judaism, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem an...  Read More