bible Studies and Groups

WEDNESDAYs 

come join us for a brief service of prayer and healing with communion 
1st Wednesday of the month     On-going     6:00-6:30 pm     Parlor     Led by Rev. Nancy Feild 
twelve more women 
September 6, 2017 - November 29, 2017 (13 sessions)   9:30 - 11:30 am   $10   RM 208   Led by Jessika Horner  
We will look at these women's successes and failures, see how they drew near to God in the midst of trials, and learn how they overcame rejection and disappointment.  Their stores will inspire us to persevere through difficult times and find joy in the hope that Jesus provided. 
A disciples's path 
August 23 - September 27, 2017 (6 sessions)   6:30 - 7:30 pm   $16   RM 209   Led by Dr. Jonathan Beck 
Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church.  Learn and practice 7 spiritual disciplines: Prayer, Scripture Meditation, Corporate Worship, Small-group Community, Financial Generosity, Gifts-based Service, and Invitational Evangelism.  
Men's Mentor Group
June 21st    6:30 am - 7:30 am at the French Press Coffee House, 4205 Airline Hwy, $10   Books provided at the meeting.  Led by Businessmen - Steve Barone, Glen Armantrout, and Jeff Pellegrin. 
Are you trying to connect Sunday faith to Monday work?  Do you feel pulled in many directions by career, family, and church?  Then join us as we read "Lead Like Jesus" by business guru, Ken Blanchard, author of "The One Minute Manager" and "Leading at a Higher Level".  
BIBLE AND BREWS 
September 13th  (on-going)  6:30-7:30 pm   Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Road    Led by Rev. AnnaKate
Rev. AnnaKate invites you to join her for a discussion of: Scripture, Church, and Current events.

The hole in our gospel 
October 11 - November 15, 2017 (6 sessions)   6:30 - 7:30 pm   $20   RM 213   Led by Sherree Funk 
Is your faith just about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins-or does God export more?  Richard Stearns will challenge you to come face-to-face with these questions.  
                                                                       Thursdays  

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
Continues all Year - joins at anytime       10:00-11:30 am       Rm 201        led by Rev. Nancy Feild 
 Remember to bring your Bible as we review the Scriptures...
fully awake & truly alive  
September 7 - November 9, 2017 (10 sessions)    9:30-11:00 am    $18     Rm 211       Led by Linda Hall and Betsy White
Spiritual practices to nurture your soul.  Join Linda Hall as she presents Rev. Jane Vennard's insights from various religious traditions, and provides step-by-step exercises and meditations to practice:  Caring for the body, Rest, Silence, Solitude, Letting go, Community, Hospitality, Service and Living gratefully.

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CENTERING PRAYER - ALL ARE WELCOME
11:00 am       RM 201       Facilitated by:  Rev. Nancy Feild       PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH
You are invited to join us for a time of prayer followed by reflection on scripture and fellowship.
 
SUNDAYs
REGGIE SANDERS BIBLE STUDY GROUP: 
GENESIS immersion 
Sept. 10 - Oct., 29, 2017  (8 sessions)   4:30-6:00 pm    RM    211     $12   Led by Caroline Sanders
How can something be created from nothing?  How does Genesis relate to the New Testament and our Christian Faith?  Seminary professor and pastor, J. Ellsworth Kalas invites learners to see the wonder and joy of God's unfolding story beginning with creation and continuing as God speak to us through Scripture.

dancing standing still:  healing the world from a place of prayer 
Sept., 10th - Oct. 29th, 2017  (8 sessions)   4:30-6:00 pm     3rd Floor    $16   Led by Rev. Janet Davis 
Richard Rohr offers a critique of religion as a system that often creates and alternative pious world without really challenging oppression, materialism, and sectarianism in our modern world.  

CENTERING PRAYER - and Healing 
12:00 pm-1:00 pm       RM 201      Facilitated by: Rev. William Thiele
You are invited to a time of silent prayer...

run for god - the 5k challenge 
Sept., 17 through Dec., 3, 2017   4:00-6:00 pm  (study then run)  $25   Led by Alan Schoemaker     
Room 209 (study)    Pontiff Playground (Group run)
MISSION - to prepare people to be better witness for Christ...physically, mentally and spiritually.