MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our upcoming six-week Lenten study:
GOD’S GREATEST GIFTS EVER GIVEN TO US
“He Chose the Nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart”
by Max Lucado
Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. They were not placed around a tree but around a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Jesus shed on our behalf.
In this six session video Bible study, Max Lucado, well known author, explores the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross but also the gift of the horns that pierced his brow. The nails that tore his flesh. The seamless robe that he removed for us. The empty tomb where he forever defeated sin and death.
The hill of the cross is rich with the gifts of God’s grace. These were gifts he didn’t have to give. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet God did so much more. So, as we unwrap these gifts, we need to pause and listen for his voice. As we do, perhaps we hear him whisper, “I did it just for you”.
The Class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
March 13 - He Chose to Be One of Us
March 20 - He Chose to Forgive Us
March 27 - He Chose to Invite Us into His Presence
April 3 - He Chose to Love Us Forever
April 10 - He Chose to Give Us Victory
April 17 - He Chose to Give Us Confidence
Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
Christian Awareness led by Jan Stallard
* Room A (across from Martin Hall)
* Study book will be
To Believe is Human; To Doubt, Divine
by Peter Rollins.
Contact Jan Stallard at 480/830-9173 for further information.
NEW HORIZONS UPDATE: New Horizons is currently study-
ing With or Without God, Why the Way we Live is More Important than What we Believe, by Gretta Vosper (with a foreword by John Shelby Spong).
Gretta is pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, and founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity. They are still meeting at
8:30 AM in Classroom A on Sundays.
Led by Deirdre Poyer, " Deep Blue: Learn and Serve!" teaches children about God and what is means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. This year the children are exploring Guatemala, Kenya, Alaska, and Armenia with their regular Deep Blue "guides" - Asia, Edgar, Kat, and Caleb - to see how they can work together for the benefit of God's kingdom here on Earth. Deep Blue meets on Sunday mornings in Room D of the Education Building at 9:30.
Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
J.O.Y. led by Tom Ross
* Room B – Education Building
* Class will use the Tuesday morning lessons that the Pastors led this summer (UMC lectionary series)