Lent Studies

Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. Discover the risks we take as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.  Join Pastor Trudy’s Sunday School class beginning March 8 as we study Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week. This six-week class will run 3/8 – 4/19 (not meeting Easter Sunday) and is open to all interested youth and adults.




Beginning March 1st, the Fireside Class, led by Larry Coates will begin a study of “The Walk” written by Adam Hamilton. This DVD -based study covers five essential spiritual practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God.  The     sessions include: Worship and Prayers, Study, Service, Giving, and Sharing. This class is open to all interested youth and adults.





Pastor Trudy will be starting a new Sunday School Class on October 20th on “What Is the Bible?” by Rev. Anne Robertson

How well do you know the Bible? Do you know the stories? Do you know how the Bible is organized and how those texts were chosen? Have you ever thought about all the different ways people approach the Bible and decided for  yourself what to think? If you said “no” to  any of these questions, you need “What Is the Bible?” This course on basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is open to youth and adults.



Larry Coates will be leading a study of “The Parables of Jesus” by Matt Williams. This class started on September 8th. It is a DVD based study that focuses on six of the parables of Jesus. Each week a different theologian discusses a parable to help participants gain new insights for applying the parable to their own life.

  1. The Coming of the Kingdom: Weeds, Mustard Seeds, Yeast
  2. The Grace of the Kingdom: Two Debtors
  3. The God of the Kingdom: The Prodigal Son
  4. The Demand of the Kingdom: Treasure and Pearls
  5. The Mission of the Kingdom: The Wedding Banquet
  6. The Fulfillment of the Kingdom: Sheep and Goats



The Women’s Book Study will be starting a new book on July 31st: “Rich in the Things that Count the Most” by James W. Moore. While we may or may not be wealthy when it comes to material things, James W. Moore says, every one of us can be rich in the things that count the most. Through Scripture and compelling stories of faith, Moore invites us to explore the real riches in our lives, those things “that will last and endure, that won’t rust or corrode or become boring or go out of style.”