ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION


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STUDY OF THE
BOOK OF ROMANS

begins on Sunday,
January 7th at 9:45 a.m.
in the Triple Room.
The study will be led by:
Dr. Larry Greenslit and
Elder Bob Porter


PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY

FINAL WORDS
by Adam Hamilton

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Begins Wednesday, February 21st
at 7:30 p.m. in Room 22

Final Words from the Cross is a reflective study where Adam Hamilton examines  Christ’s final words. Each chapter begins with the biblical account followed by a first-person story as might have been told from the viewpoint of one of the characters at the cross. Then the chapter explores the meaning for our lives today.

The study will be led by Pastor Jeri Fields.
 


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CLOUD OF WITNESSES
The Community of Christian Hebrews
by Melissa Bane Sevier
is the current Horizons Bible Study


Classes meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (September to May) at 9:30 am  in Room 22 at the Church. 
The study is led by:
Elder Sara Porter.


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

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The Women's new study "All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians" by Kelly Minter will begin on Monday, January 15th at 7 pm at the home of Betty Matthews. For more more information, please contact the church office at fupcdc.org.

 

 


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FORGIVENESS: A LENTEN STUDY

Please join Cathy Smith, Facilitator on Thursday evenings beginning February 22 from 6-7:00 pm in Room 3 for a six week Lenten Study  (22 February,  March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).

The Lenten period is a time to reflect on our Christian journey.  It is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness.  Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers.  Marjorie J. Thompson, author of the bestselling book Soul Feast, takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in an encouraging six week study.   Thompson addresses such issues as the following:

  • Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances?  Or, are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive?
  • Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, or is it meaningful only in the context of communities?
  • Is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?
  • How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?

Using Biblical examples and real life situations, Thompson illustrates each chapter's theme in an informative and engaging way.  A study guide is also included at the back of the book that is appropriate for either individual reflection, or group discussion.  With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, this book is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for forgiveness.


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BREATHE
by Priscilla Shirer

Please join Gaylene Guest, Facilitator on Sunday mornings beginning February 25 at 9:45 am in Room 22.  (February 25 ,  March 4, 11, 18, 25 and  April 8, 15, 22)

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites' mindset. He didn't just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.