Adult Sunday Forum Class Begins Study of Howard Thurman’s Book, Jesus and the Disinherited Beginning Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. in the Session Room

Sept. 18 – video documentary about Howard Thurman called “Backs Against the Wall.” “How do we survive when our backs are against the wall – without losing our humanity and without forfeiting our soul?”

Sept. 25 – facilitators from the Reading Race book discussion group will make a 25 minute presentation on themes from Jesus and the Disinherited, followed by 20-minutes for discussion questions.

Adult Sunday Bible Study resumes September 11, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

During September, our pastors will be basing their sermons from the Gospel of Luke which is the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C. We will begin our study in Luke 15:1-10. The study materials include the NRSV text, relevant commentaries, and any other informative information. Participants are also welcome to share relevant information. The goal is to have a discussion around ‘the rest of the story’ and not necessarily a recap of our pastor’s sermon. The study includes a recap the what, when, why, and who to fill in the blanks and add depth to the sermon text. The format is a discussion and not a lecture. Jesus and the Apostles frequently incorporate irony that can be missed by just reading the Word. Our study try to find it when it is used.

This class, which will be held in the conference room next to the Session Room, adjourns at 10:15 a.m. to give our choir members time to enrobe and rehearse. Those interested in joining the class are asked to email Bob D’Reaux at robertdreaux@ec.rr.com so he has your contact information on the class list.

Presbyterian Women Monthly Bible Study Groups – PW offers different bible study groups throughout the year.

Presbyterian Women
LOL (Ladies of Love) is studying “Before Amen” by Max Lucado and “Mediation by Ardene and Jane” for six weeks to include the “Book of Ruth” from our bibles. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in a church conference room at 7 pm from September to June 2nd. First meeting is September 13th. LOL supports Cape Fear Hospice as our mission project. For more information or to join, call Judy Geck @ 910-713-3047.

W.O.W. (Women of the Word)
The WOW ladies meet on the third Wednesday of each month in the Session room. We gather at 1 pm for our meeting, but anyone who is interested is invited to come for fellowship, (bring your own lite lunch) at 12:15. This year, we will be reading and discussing, “The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak”, by Shannon Bream. WOW supports Cape Fear Hospice and Samaras Village as mission projects. If you are interested or have questions, call Judy Wetzig at 910-444 -1324.

Mens’s Roundtable – Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
This popular group explores our faith journeys through open discussion using different devotion books, which include a Bible study and life-application. This fall we are using Nicky Gumbel’s devotional guide “Bible in One Year”. We meet 9:30-11:00am in the Session Conference Room. We meet 9:30-11:00am in the Conference Room. Contact Pat de Barros at pldebarros@gmail.com or (410) 980-0823.