Adult Education First
There is a Bible Study open to one and all every Monday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A. This Bible Study focuses on scripture readings from the upcoming weekend in worship. Led by lay leaders and clergy, this study is designed to help the participants prepare for weekend worship. Coffee and goodies are served with a full measure of God’s Word and fellowship. You can’t find a better way to start the week!!
Theology on Tap
Come and join Pastor Matt for another ‘round’ of Theology on Tap at Geneseo Brewing Company in downtown Geneseo at
7 p.m. on select Tuesdays! Together we will explore the Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures during September and October and do a book study of Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward during November and December. Everyone is welcome!
• Here’s the schedule for the Bible Study on the Prophets: September 4—October 16
Please Note: No Theology on Tap on September 11 or October 2.
Adult Education Opportunities during FAITHTIME!
This will be a 6-session Bible study that will meet on select Wednesdays during September and October. Here’s
the September schedule:
September 5 Who Is Jesus? – Part 1 September 19 Who Is Jesus? – Part 2
September 12 No Bible Study September 26 What did Jesus Do?
- Caring Conversations
“Learn how to overcome the past, conquer fear, say “I can”, face adversity, and harness resilience.”
Caring Conversations will begin on Wednesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. in Classroom 5 on the second floor.
We will be discussing the book, Same Life, Different Story by Christian life-coach, Jan Silvious. This will be a
10-week bible study that focuses on how women in the Bible were changed by God when they put their trust
in Him during times of trial. This discussion will reveal how “one small change can have profound effects.”
Jan Silvious, writes with humor and honesty. Participants are encouraged to keep a journal to complete personal reflections. The conversations will be each Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 5 (on the 2nd floor, accessible from the south elevator). Women of the congregation, as well as friends, are welcome to join Caring Conversations. It is not necessary to attend all 10 sessions as each session covers a separate topic.
- First Book Club
Join us for discussion on the content of the book “The Light Between Oceans” and faith response to the author
M. L. Stedman on Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place.
October’s book title is The Kitchen House written by Kathleen Grissom. At the turn of the nineteenth
century on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, young, white Lavinia, who was orphaned on her passage from
Ireland, arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate, black daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, serve food, and cherish the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Kathleen Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds. Hurry and pick up a copy today and begin reading this debut novel! A complete listing of the 2018-19 book titles and authors is available at the Resource Center.