Christian Education

Childcare All Year

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.

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

TStarting 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..

DISCOVERING GOD’S VISION FOR YOUR LIFE

You and Your Spiritual Gifts
Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 pm, Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9am - 3pm

Each Christian has received certain gifts to be used to build up the body of Christ. The promise is there in the Bible: “We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us” (Romans 12:6a). “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). No one has received all the spiritual gifts, but God has given at least one gift, and often several, to each individual. Christians are called to use their gifts in service, to meet the needs of their congregations and communities. In this way they act as Jesus’ hand, feet, eyes, and ears in the world, serving others by following Christ’s example.

Please join us for a weekend class taught by Pastor Matt Paul on Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts. This class will help you understand your spiritual gifts and how those gifts fit with others in the body of Christ. This Friday night, all-day Saturday class is an exciting and enriching opportunity which will provide you with a fresh perspective on your life and ministry. You can look forward to deep-ening your relationship with God and enjoying community and fellowship with other participants. Cost: $20 per person/ $30 couple. Scholarships are available (Class materials, dinner, continental breakfast and lunch included). Sign-up at the Connection Center or contact: Paula Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Naomi Circle

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.

Tuesday Bible Study

THE TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY IS TAKING THE SUMMER OFF

Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Bible study at church, all are welcome. Phone Elsie Oliver for information, 907-841-2329

Adult Sunday School

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.

Fish Company

Tuesdays, 7:30 am, Men’s breakfast and Bible study at Traylor’s restaurant. Phone Tom McCulloch for in-formation, 360-417-8869