St Paul’s hosts a number of Bible Study groups throughout the year. Join us every Thursday at noon for our ongoing informal Bible study. We also offer Disciple classes. These classes usually begin in the fall and continue through the “school year”. Check back often for our short term Bible studies and book studies! These typically last for just a few weeks at a time, and often include food, fellowship, and children’s activities.
Be on the lookout for our new small group studies. These groups may be short or long term. They may be oriented around a Bible or book study, or some other activity. Check out our current offerings here!
Current Bible Study Opportunities
We always hold our Thursday, Lunch Bunch Bible Study and book club. See the events calendar for details.
New Sermon Series & Congregational Conversation
Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church for People Not in Church
Beginning March 3rd and continuing through Lent, Pastors Doug and EunJoung and some of our church members will begin a sermon series to explore what it means to be a church in a culture that is increasingly nonreligious and multireligious. The Fresh Expressions Movement begin in the United Kingdom, where it ignited over 3,000 new faith communities. These new faith communities listen to people and meet them were they are on their journey toward Jesus.
In addition, on Sunday evenings and Thursday afternoons, the pastors will discuss their sermons and these themes and book in greater depth through a Bible study. An option for participation in the conversation online is also being developed. Options for participation are listed below.
|Sundays, March 3-April 7
St. Paul’s Social Hall
Pot luck dinner. Bring a dish to share.
|Thursdays, March 7-April 11
St. Paul’s Room 202/204
Bring your own brown bag lunch.
Copies of the book are available for $12.
Ephesians 6:18 — In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
The Grace and Addiction Committee is looking for parishioners who will lift our guests in prayer after each dinner and throughout the month ahead. At dinner, we invite our guests to fill out prayer cards, and so many of them do. There’s no doubt that this community needs our prayers. They’re up against extreme odds; they’re in ill health; they’re exhausted; they’re confused; some have never been inside a church; some don’t know how to begin to pray; many seek our help in reaching out to the Lord on their behalf.
There are many examples of intercessory prayer in the Bible and many reasons the Scriptures give for why we should pray for one another. The most obvious reason – prayer works.
After each monthly Saturday dinner, the prayer cards will be copied, stapled, and handed out at Sunday church services. Please consider being a Prayer Warrior on behalf of Grace and Addiction’s guests. Contact Lisa Shifflett, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of this ministry.