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Adult Bible Studies

Men's Bible Lunch

Wednesdays at Noon

At the Texican Cafe

on Manchaca Road

All are welcome!

Join us for a weekly Bible study in the lunch hour (12-1pm) led by David Linkletter at the Texican Cafe on Manchaca Road. Registration is not needed. For more information, please contact Emmett Thomason.

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Along the Way: Embodied Light on the Incarnation

Tuesday Evening Along the Way

Zoom Gathering

6 weeks, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Begins in December
Led by Paul Harris

In his weekly Tuesday evening Zoom gathering, Pastor Paul will use an advent resource entitled "Embodied Light on the Incarnation" by Melissa Tidwell. The author reflects for Advent on how to follow the fully human, fully divine Jesus wholeheartedly with body, mind, and spirit. Specific spiritual practices are utilized: gesturing, conversing, walking, and singing.

 

Come and join us for this Four Week zoom gathering with Pastor Paul Harris. 

 

Women of Advent: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna

3-week study
December 1, 8, 15

Led by Julia Walker

No book required

Meets on Zoom

This Advent class will take a look at the three women in the advent story; Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna.  We have all heard and read their stories many times but what do we not know about them?  How did these Jewish women play such important roles in the birth of our Lord Jesus?  How are they role models for us today?  In this study, we will connect the dots between then and now to find the personal application for today. 

 

The class will be held on zoom the first three Thursdays in December from 10-11:30. 

Advent Studies in Sunday School Classes

Our Sunday school time

is between our 9:00 am

and 11:15 services.

Please click here to learn
more about each class.

The Angels of Christmas

Class: Gateway     Location: Family Life Center C

A Christmas Trip Through Each Gospel 

Class: Followers of the Way (class for Parents)       Location: Upstairs, Room 29

Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience

Class: Upper Room        Location: Family Life Center A

Mary Had a Baby

Class: Christians Without Borders        Location: Family Life Center B

Holy Disruption: Discovering Advent in the Gospel of Mark

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

10:00 - 11:30 am

Begins November 2

(Skips Thanksgiving week)

Led by Kim Carroll

Meets in Room 7 (zoom option)

Book Available Here

Where's the baby? The Gospel of Mark doesn't have a nativity story--so where's the Advent message? It's in every aspect of Jesus' life, to his death and beyond.

The Incarnation--God come to earth in human form to be baptized, teach, heal, eat, and die--is what we celebrate at Christmas, and Mark shows us just how radical and celebration-worthy it is! Holy Disruption presents a fresh understanding of the holiness of Christmas grounded, not in a conventional cozy Christmas message, but through Mark's disquieting gospel which invites its readers to experience God's disruptive but transformative love for us and our world.

Books purchased by the church will be handed out in class on Nov. 2. (Must be registered by Oct. 30.) No pre-reading required. You may also purchase the book on your own.

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Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and the United Methodist Church

Tuesday Evening Zoom Gathering

6 weeks, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Begins January 
Led by Kim Carroll

Sign Up Here

As some United Methodist churches have begun a process to disaffiliate with our denomination to form a new version of Methodism, at heart of the divide is how we interpret scriptures on sexuality. In this study, we will see what the Bible really says, using Scripture, Experience, Reason and Tradition to discern what these scriptures mean for us today. Learn how we can be both faithful to God's Word and fully inclusive to our beloved members of the LGBTQIA+ community?

Help is Here: Finding Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Women's Bible Study

Meets In Person on Sundays

4:00-6:00 pm, every other week

Begins January 15

Led by Ellen Carpenter

Sign Up Here

Please purchase your own

book and study guide.

No pre-reading before 1st class.

Now more than ever, we're all weary from the loads we carry and the challenges we face. Max teaches us that we can find fresh strength and purpose in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible makes more than a hundred references to the Holy Spirit, but do we really know the Spirit? In Help Is Here, Max will give you the tools and encouragement you need to:

  • Learn who the Spirit is and how the Spirit can help

  • Become joyful, enthusiastic, and empowered as you draw closer to God

  • Confidently take on any difficulty with the power of the Spirit

  • Discover your unique gifts and purpose to further God's kingdom
     

No more walking this path alone. No more carrying weight you were not intended to bear. It's time for you to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit and experience the vigorous life he offers. You can rest easy knowing that Help Is Here.

Forgiving What You Can't Forget

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Begins January 11

Led by Kim Carroll

Meets in Room 7 with a Zoom Option

Sign Up Here

Please purchase your own

book (optional) and study guide.

Please read chapters 1 & 2 of the book and do the personal study for session 1 before the first class.

Discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and how to find the peace that comes from embracing it. We know God commands us to forgive each other, but what does that really mean? 

  • How does it work? On our minds, souls, circumstances—what's actually happening when we forgive?

  • Why is it so important, and what's the difference between forgiveness and simply moving on?

  • When should I forgive, and are their exceptions?

  • How can I find healing for myself, even if my act of forgiveness doesn't seem to change the person who hurt me?
     

In this study, author Lysa TerKeurst will walk with us on a step-by-step process--through biblical answers, deep empathy, and the therapeutic insight that comes from her own personal experiences--toward the grace of forgiveness and the freedom from the pain of past wrongs.