On May 4, we started a new 3-session study, "WHITE FLAG-When Surrender Is the Only Option Left" by Andy Stanley. Future dates are May 11 & Jun 1. June 1st will be the last of the year. Restart in the fall.
Description: Did you ever run away from home? Maybe you got to the end of the block before turning around and going back. It all seems silly in retrospect, but at the time you had plans. You’d show ‘em what was what. But your plans always fell apart, didn’t they? But your plans always fell apart, didn't they? You were so focused on what you were running from, not what you were running to, that you found yourself faced with the question, "Now what?" You had to raise the white flag and give up.
In this three-part series, Andy Stanley walks us through the story of one of the world's most famous runners—Jonah. From trying to outrun God to wrestling with grace and discipline, we'll explore the lessons we can all learn when it comes to surrendering.
Part One: “When Resistance is Futile” - Jonah1:1-17, Jonah 2:1, Proverbs 3:11-12 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Two: “Distress Call” - Jonah 2, Jonah 3:1-2 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Three: “Holier Than Thou” - Jonah 3:3-10, Jonah 4:1-11 - (Andy Stanley)
On Apr 13, we CONCLUDED a study which started Feb 2, entitled "Twisting the Truth--Learning to Discern in a Culture of Deception" by Andy Stanley.
(For next topic, see Current Small Groups Page.)
Description: The most dangerous lies are the ones you never notice. Common but deadly deceptions impact you every day. They can twist your thinking in ways you'd never expect and can leave you with a life you never imagined. Your ability to recognize them can spell the difference between happiness and the loss of all you hold dear. Do you see them?
In this six-session small group video experience, Andy Stanley exposes some common ways God's truth gets twisted. Each one has the potential to destroy your relationships, cloud your decisions, and distort your perception of him. This study helps us discover the ways the truth gets twisted in our lives and culture and–more importantly–how we can recognize and overcome them.
Part One: "The Source of Deception" - (Andy Stanley)
Part Two: "All is not as it Seems" - Ephesians 6:12 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Three: "Says Who? Make me!" - Romans 13:1 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Four: "Facing Forward" - Romans 8:18 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Five: "It's Only Physical / Category of One" - 1 Corinthians 6:18 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Six: "It's No Mistake / Mistaken Identitiy" - Romans 3:23 - (Andy Stanley)
We had a wonderful studies Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2 & Mar Present were: Pete, Sue, John, Diane, Ernie, Steve, Donna, Carol. We watched the 4 segments of the DVD and discussed our thoughts.
If anyone wants to borrow the leaders guide and DVD to watch prior to the next meeting, please let me know.
Studying: "God's Love: Knowing God Through the Psalms"
This group provides encouragement to women who either have spouses who do not regularly attend church or are single moms. We support each other in the faith by sharing experiences in raising our children, sharing joys and struggles, and worshipping the God who loves and cares about our families. It's a prayer-filled community of friends who are always happy to include more women - join us any time!
12:45pm Tuesday Afternoon Ladies Group
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult women
Studying: The Journey-Walking the Road to Bethlehem — 5 session DVD
and study guide that was filmed on location in the Holy Land retracing
the actual path of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.
Contact: Linda W via the church office.
Place: Member's homes
Group mix: Adult women
Studying: Currently using Pastor Bill's 5-part sermons on "courage".
We have the study, discussion along with refreshments, sharing and prayer time. We plan outreach events throughout the year. We are currently all women, but gentlemen are welcomed. This is a caring group of Christian people who are supportive, kindly and fun to be with.
Contact: Joyce L at the church office.
Senior Small Group Luncheons
Meets: 12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults
Past meetings were held
September 17, 2014
November 12th, 2014
December 10th, 2014
January 14th, 2015
12 Noon — Church Library
Call Kelle for more info, or use our Contact Page
This is for all of our seniors and their friends!