Adult Bible Study – 9:30 a.m.
Explores the day’s sermon in a small group format. Class is led by Bob & Bobbie D’Reaux
March 1 – 29, 10:00 am
During Lent, Pat Stephens and others will facilitate a discussion of information in a program entitled “Faithful Citizenship: An Adult Lenten Study.” This five-session study explores the concepts of covenant, community & common good. This program comes from The Thoughtful Christian series with a Power Point and videos.
March 1: From Individualist to Faithful Citizen – Pat Stephens
March 8: Civic Engagement for the Earth – Kate de Barros
March 15: No Class
March 22: A Common Interest in Healthy Lives – Jim Kessel
March 29: Toward a More Secure Community of Nations – Paul Brown
April 19-May 31, 10:00 am
John Ferraro is currently developing a program on “Biblical & Historical Prayers.” Each class will examine a prayer & discuss its historical context, what the prayer is all about and how it is relevant to us today. A tentative schedule is below:
April 19: What is Prayer?
April 26: David’s Prayers
May 3: Prayers of the Saints
May 10: Modern Prayers
May 24: Prayerful Hymns
May 31: How to Pray
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Men’s Roundtable, one of the SPC Small Groups, gathers for study and conversation with one another in our faith journeys. We are currently studying God is With You Every Day 365- Day Devotional book by Max Lucado, CS Lewis. Contact Bob Jahnes: 470-3260.
Presbyterian Women Bible Study Groups
PW offers four different bible study groups throughout the year. For more information on each group click here to go to our Presbyterian Women site.
Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 pm Beginning Jan.14 in St. James
Reading Race Book Discussion Group
This is a seven-week study on the New York Times Bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. (New York: The New Press, 2012). The book’s introduction will be discussed at the first meeting. After completion of this book, the group will choose another book and will evaluate meeting day, time, and place. If you have a conflict with Tuesday evenings, but are interested, let us know and we will hopefully be able to include you in the discussion of the next book.
Because driving at night is difficult for many of us, we have decided to meet in St. James, rather than the church, so we encourage people to car pool. If you are new to our group, please contact Carol Snyder at 910 253-4536 or Sandra Griffith at 910 253-7376 for address location as well as having your name added to the list for entrance to St. James.
We have moved our meeting day and time to Tuesday evenings in the hope that people who have day jobs may be able to join us. When we have finished this book, we will choose another book and we will evaluate our meeting day, time, and place. If you have a conflict with Tuesday evening, but are interested, let us know and we will hopefully be able to include you in the discussion of the next book.
The Way of Blessedness – Feb. 26 – May 6
This 11-week study, facilitated by the Rev. Ann Jahnes, is based on the eight beatitudes found in Matthew 5:3-10. The study explores the depth of each beatitude, engaging the scriptures with our minds and hearts, drawing upon prayer, meditation and reflection. The group will meet 6:30-8:00 p.m. Call the church office to sign up, and call Pastor Ann if you have questions.