Have you made a resolution to start the new year off right by getting back to church, or by committing to some Christian discipline? Bishop Duncan Gray is offering two opportunities for you to go deeper with your faith.
A Sunday Study of Galatians
Beginning Sunday, January 15 at 9:00 AM Bishop Duncan will be leading a study of Saint Paul's epistle to the Galatians. This document is often called "The Magna Carta of Christian liberty." In addition to being one of the great gifts of our church's patron saint and worthy of study for that purpose alone, Galatians takes us deep into the difference between Christian freedom and license, or moral indifference.
Classes will meet in the chapel beginning at 9:00 AM each Sunday. This will be a completely new unit of Bible study and requires no previous attendance of Bishop Duncan's classes.
Tuesday Morning "Food for the Soul"
Beginning Tuesday, January 31, Bishop Duncan will be leading a study and discussion of Frederick Beuchner's autobiographical book Telling Secrets. We were introduced to this author in our fall book study series, but participation in this new study is not dependent on attendance in the fall.
Telling Secrets is Beuchner's effort to come to terms with certain traumatic events in his past by finding redemption within them. Seeking hope and healing of parts of our past is a universal longing, and this book encourages just such an exploration for the reader.
Our discussion begins at 8:00 AM and will conclude by 9:00 AM. Bishop Duncan will provide coffee and refreshments.
IF you are interested in participating please sign up on the bulletin board board outside the church office, or contact Bishop Duncan. This will help with the ordering of books.