Bulletin – August 21, 2022

Bulletin – August 21, 2022

Youth Rally Sunday
Free time activities, large group/small group games, worship, and dinner. Meet at church at 1:45 p.m. to leave for FPC Johnson City and return around 5:30 p.m.

Morningstar Flute Ensemble
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m., Sanctuary ~ The area’s premiere professional chamber ensemble.
Cost $15, Students free.

New Horizons Fall Study
The New Horizons class begins a Fall study August 21 on Brian McLaren’s signature work, “The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian.  Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change, and invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian. Also, this Fall we will continue to explore each of us individually, and our church as a whole, to meet the challenges of climate change.

New Friends in Faith Class Series
The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on August 21 entitled “Wisdom.”  We will explore the wisdom of God through the Scripture.  Dr. Bill Brown of Columbia Theological Seminary brings his scholarship to bear on some of his favorite texts in the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha.  Each session (6-8 pages) is a stand-alone discussion so do not worry if you have to miss a Sunday.  Books may be picked up in Room 103. So, whether you attend the 8:45 a.m. service or the 11:00 a.m. service the Friends in Faith class encourages and invites you to join us in Room 103 at 9:45 a.m.

New Fellowship Bible Class Series
You are invited to join us for a video and discussion series entitled “The Epic of Eden—Understanding the Old Testament” by Sandy Richter.  Sandy is a phenomenal teacher, theologian, and archeologist who comprehends the Old Testament and makes it interesting, easy to understand, and applicable.  Anyone in our class who just completed her study of Isaiah will quickly attest to this fact! You do not have to be there every week to learn something new and exciting about the 3/4’s of the Bible, known as the Old Testament. Our class, led by Sue Redmon or Richard Meyer, is always open and welcoming. We will meet in Room 102. Please join us!