Twice a year, in spring and autumn, 6 weeks of small study groups. We begin with dinner in St. Andrew's Hall at 6 p.m. Then we continue with courses of discussion and study from 6:45 - 8 p.m. A great way to meet others in the Christian community and grow in Christian faith. There is no cost, a freewill offering will be collected for the dinner.
Our Autumn 2017 studies will run from Oct 25 - Nov 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Reformed and always Reforming?
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31st that year an Augustinian Monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses (also called “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences)”to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church setting in motion events that would continue to shape history for centuries to come.
What was it all about? What does it mean for us today? What does Reformed and always reforming mean? Want to discuss and know more? That’s the plan for this six week study led by Rev. Karen.
In our time together we will cover some of the key events and figures, the confessions and the denominations that emerged and how this all continues to shape the church to this day.
Come and join us for some theology, some history and to be part of the conversation…
Leader: Rev. Karen Dimock – Minister.
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer’s day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. In this study, we will ask tough questions such as:
• Is God listening?
• Why should God care about me?
• If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer?
• Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent?
• Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far
• How can I make prayer more satisfying?
Join us as we study this timeless topic through Phillip Yancey’s book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Leader: Huda Kandalaft – Director of Christian Development.
A Study of the Epistle of James
Martin Luther was probably the most famous detractor of the letter of James, calling it “an epistle of straw.” For some reason, that phrase brought to mind the house of straw in the children’s story, The Three Little Pigs. But is the letter of James really like that – insubstantial and unimportant? Or is it more like the house of brick – solid and enduring? Explore this letter and decide for yourself.
Leader: Scott Inrig
Scott Inrig is a Teaching Assistant in Mathematics at Redeemer Christian High School, and a participant in the St. Andrew’s monthly Bible study group.