CHILDCARE - during the worship services our children from infancy to kindergarten are given attention and care. They have an opportunity for play and a story from the Bible. The theme this year is “God Loves Me”. Dolly Hutchings coordi-nates the volunteers sharing this joyful responsibility in the Nursery at the far end of the east hall on the main floor.
Starting on September 4th, 8 - 10 am.
The subject will be I John. We meet in the Fellowship Hall. Please ladies, feel free to come. Directed by the Holy Spirit. Instructed by Pat Sexton. Pat's belief as a teacher is, “You don't have to know the Bible to attend/participate. We all started at ground zero! We are all learning! Come to know your Savior, JESUS, more by being in His WORD!” Bring a Bible, notepad to write on & a pen or pencil to write with..
Tuesday Bible Study is taking the fall off and will resume in January
NAOMI CIRCLE STARTS
As summer draws to a close it is time to be thinking about Naomi Circle again. Our first meeting will be on Sept. 9th at 1:00 at the church. If you haven't gotten your study guide, call Beverly and she will get one to you. Ruth Fox and Beverly Brown are the hostesses for the first meeting. We will be studying "Love Carved In Stone" or better known as the 10 Com-mandments. Lesson one covers the first two so you can be reading up on them and ready for some lively discussion. Naomi Circle is open to anyone who wants to join us. For more information call Beverly at 360-457-8205.
Tuesdays, 7:30 am, Men’s breakfast and Bible study at Traylor’s restaurant. Phone Tom McCulloch for in-formation, 360-417-8869
THE PARABLES OF JESUS - Sunday’s, September 8 – December 15
Our topic for this fall will be the parables of Jesus. Each Sunday, the class will look at one or more of Jesus’ parables and explore different ways of interpreting, understand-ing, and applying these stories to our lives.
The class has two goals: 1) Explore the parables, and 2) Teaching the class some basic bible study methods to help dig deeper into the scriptures. For example, one week we might look at the parable of the wine skins, and then take a look at the method of exploring cultural context to better understand it. Another week, we might take a look at the parable of the prodigal son, and then use a word study method (looking at the Greek text to better unpack the meaning of a given Greek word or words to better grasp the meaning of a passage) to dig deeper in to it.
By using the parables as a jumping off point and a way to introduce a new method each week, I hope that the class will help the participants engage with the parables while learning a few new bible study methods to help enrich their understanding of scripture.
Early weeks will include a discussion of what the parables are and why Jesus taught with them, along with an introduction of some of the basic bible study tools and their value in interpreting scripture. As each week progresses, I plan to use an active teaching method focused on class discussion. We will introduce the parable, introduce the method we will use that week to explore the parable, and let the class engage with the text to explore it.