Adult Bible Studies
Lent Studies and Classes
Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts and Outlaws
Begins Feb. 28
In person and on zoom
Led by Pastor Paul
Pastor Paul will resume his "Along the Way" Tuesday evening sessions both in person and through zoom at 7:00 pm on February 28. During Lent, participants will study Adam Hamilton's study of Luke's gospel, celebrating Jesus' ministry among the people of his land, especially those considered as outsiders, outcasts, and outlaws. This Adam Hamilton resource will also guide our sermon series through the Lenten season.
Finding Jesus in the Psalms
Wednesday Women's Study
9:30 - 11:30 am
In Person / Zoom
Begins March 1
Led by Kim Carroll
Combining an interpretation of the psalms with real life stories, author Barb Roose leads us through the familiar words of Psalm 23 toward the painful cries of Psalm 22 uttered by Jesus on the cross. The study includes reflections on the life of King David and the original context of the writings, along with connections between the psalms and the life and death of Jesus the Messiah.
“The Psalms provide a perfect framework for experiencing Lent through the verses that were Jesus’s own scriptures, offering both him and us strength and wisdom in a painful and redemptive season. The Book of Psalms hums with the heartbeat of our humanity with divinely inspired words that find purchase in the tenderest places in our hearts when our human words or wisdom fails us.” Barb Roose
Lenten Dinner Table - Intergenerational Pot-Luck Meals
March 9, 23, 30
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Please bring a dish to share along with serving utensils.
Each week we'll share a meal together as we listen to a dramatic reading of one of the Lenten Bible stories and discuss its meaning in its historical context and for us today.
We'll also have an after dinner activity such as a craft or a prayer walk through the labyrinth. Everybody is welcome at the table - activities are appropriate for all ages.
Walking with Jesus - Wellness Group
Ongoing Wednesday Group
starting with a 6-week study
Begins March 1, 4 - 5 pm
In person, zoom option
Led by Kim Carroll
During Lent, we will begin a new small group for those seeking to improve their physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Meeting for one hour each week (in person with a zoom option), we will start by learning about the five essential factors of a healthy lifestyle (faith, food, fitness, focus and friends) through the 6 week Daniel Plan Bible study. This on-going group will support one another in our individual health journeys, sharing each other's successes and challenges, and problem-solving through possible pitfalls. At some point, we will add an additional 30 minutes to the start or ending of the meeting to include an optional indoor walking element.
Easter Painting Workshop
2:30 - 4:30, March 26
Led by Leslie Piggott
Join Leslie Piggott and learn how to paint a Texas Bluebonnet! This free class will walk you through the steps of painting our state flower onto two watercolor cards: one for you to send to a friend and one for the church note-writers to use. The second card will also be on display in the church on Palm Sunday. Leslie will provide the cards; you only need to bring your watercolor paints and paintbrushes. All ages welcome--children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Hope to see you there!
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.
Women of the Bible: Kings Through Nahum
January 5 - May 25
10:00 - 11:30 am
Led by Julia Walker
Meets on Zoom
We are continuing the study of women in the Bible beginning Thursday, January 5th from 10-11:30 every Thursday through May 25th. This class will continue to dive into the history of these women in both Judaism and Christianity. You are welcome to join even if you have never taken a Bible Study Class, there are no requirements for participation! A Bible would be helpful!
Note: New people can join in at any time!
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
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.