This week begins our Advent program, entitled “Advent Lights,” a two-week study on the Immanuel Songs of Isaiah 7–12. These gatherings will be more discussion-oriented than our usual classes: they should be a relaxed, prayerful way to shed some light on your Advent season. We hope you can join us!
Advent Lights will be Wednesday nights, from 7:15–9:00 PM and Thursday mornings, 9:30–11:30 AM at the St. Irenaeus Center on Blossom Rd.
Yours in Christ,
Due to family illness, Wednesday classes have been moved from their usual location to the St. Irenaeus Center, 542 Blossom Rd.
Thanks for your understanding.
This is just an announcement that our fall series, “Israel in the Wilderness: Eight Lessons from the Book of Numbers.”
This is the fifth and final study in our multi-year series on the five books of Torah. The Torah is absolutely foundational to our faith as Christians, revealing God’s nature to us over a vast sweep of history.
We think this study on the Book of Numbers – called in Hebrew B’Midbar, “In the Wilderness” – will be an important one. Because in addition to teaching us about God’s faithfulness to his covenant people through great hardship, the Torah is a kind of sacred roadmap, teaching us how to act so as to grow closer to God and find rest in his consolations.
See the flyer for more details.
NOTE: Wednesday classes have been moved to the St. Irenaeus Center, 542 Blossom Rd.
Class is canceled tonight (Wednesday, 02/07/2018) on account of the storm.
There is no class next week due to Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday. We will release news about rescheduling soon.
We are still having classes tomorrow morning. Drive safe!
We will be launching our new study series, “How Then Shall We Live?” – starting this next week, the first full week of February. It will be a serious and careful reconsideration of the the essential Law of God in the Ten Commandments and the higher way to which Christ calls us in the Beatitudes.
These are familiar passages, but so often passed over too lightly, so that we fail to grasp and apply all that is there. But when studied with due attention, we realize that these divine revelations were given to us as a necessary moral anchor for human life. But there is so much more here than most of us realize. The Ten Commandments and Beatitudes should be foundational to Christian discipleship. But for that to be the case, they must first be opened up, digested, set firmly in heart and mind, and lived out by the grace of God.
This is a short, six-session series, beginning the week of Feb. 6–8, breaking for the week of Ash Wednesday, and continuing on through Lent up to Holy Week – six sessions in all. As usual classes will be held in three locations: Tuesday nights at the St. Irenaeus Center from 7:15 to 9:00, Wednesday nights in Charlotte from 7:15 to 9:00, and Thursday mornings again at the St. Irenaeus Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Each session will involve teaching from the text and guided discussion of practical and spiritual implications.
Please see the flyer for more details, and consider joining us for this series on our moral foundations.
Announcing our fall study, The Mission and Message of St. Paul, in nine lessons! I think this will be an exciting study, and a real eye-opener. Classes begin at the end of the month, on the week of September 26. Like usual, studies will be held Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. Do download our flyer for more details.
And by all means, spread the word!
Classes are canceled this week (03/14–03/16) due to the storm.
Be safe – see you next week!
Encountering Jesus Christ in the Gospels
What a compelling image emerges from a study of the gospel story – when we see Jesus Christ in more than small snippets. In eleven sessions, we want to reflect on the picture of our Lord given in the four gospels in order to come to a deeper appreciation and a more vital apprehension of Christ himself.
See the flyer for more details, and note the new location for our Tuesday night classes.
Begins the Week of January 24th
in these locations:
– at the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester –
Tuesday Evenings: 7:15–8:50 PM
at 542 Blossom Rd.
– in Charlotte –
Wednesday Evenings: 7:15–8:50 PM at 294 Burley Rd. (off Lake Ave.)
(just north of Riverside Cemetery)
– at the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester –
Thursday Mornings: 9:30–11:10 AM at 542 Blossom Rd.
Price: We suggest $5.00 a session, but only pay what you can afford.
College students attend free!
We think that as we end the old year and begin the new, the Pastoral Epistles are particularly apt chapter readings. So we continue our chapter-a-day Bible reading plan with 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus.
As always, you can keep up with the daily readings using our online calendar here.