We have two groups starting September 8th on Sunday morning and the "Read 'Em & Meet" group that meets once a month on Sunday at 2pm.
Read 'Em & Meet will be meeting Oct. 13th at 2pm to discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood at the home of Phyllis Stertz. Mary Graper will provide dessert. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for directions. For November the book is The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee and David John.
Starting Sept. 8th from 8:30-9:30am a group will be meeting in the church Library to discuss the book An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Babara Brown Taylor. You can sign-up in the Fellowship hall or contact the church office.
"In this follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Leaving Church, noted preacher and teacher Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see. Each chapter fleshes out a simple practice to increase your faith, including paying attention (reverence); encountering others (community); living with purpose (vocation); and saying no (Sabbath)." - Christianbook.com
Also starting on Sept. 8th from 9:00-9:50am in the Cry Room off the sanctuary, a group will be reading The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. You can sign-up in the Fellowship hall or contact the church office.
"In The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes, offering a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work---his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection---and ultimately, who he was and why he came. Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today, The Jesus I Never Knew gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history.
With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith; and a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying." - Christianbook.com
Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 20th, 27th and Nov. 3rd and 10th
Location: Pecatonica Charge Parsonage, 213 North State Street, Argyle, 53504
Teacher: Rev. Paul E Gregersen
Register at: email@example.com or call 608-558-7968
Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of teh UMC as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you embrace the United Methodist Way. There is no class fee. Students should acquie the following text prior to class: Stude Guide: Discipleship Resources - Lay Servant Ministries.