Monday Morning Book Study

Painting the Stars:
Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Monday Mornings resuming on August 7 for 4 weeks.
9:30 – 11:00 am – Room 3

New participants are welcomed for this video study.

For more information, contact Rev. Stephanie Vader
Childcare available upon request.

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the six-session program examines the relationship between science, particularly evolution and religion.

24 Hours That Changed the World

Monday Mornings starting March 27 for 6 weeks
9:45 – 11:15 am – Room 3
(no class on April 10 & 17)

For more information, contact Rev. Stephanie Vader
Childcare available upon request.

Newly released in paperback, Adam Hamilton guides us, step by step, through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life in his popular, heartbreaking, and inspiring book. Along with the DVD (filmed in the Holy Land), relive the one day in history that changed everything.

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this book, Hamilton will help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like never before. He retraces the day that changed human history in his usual straightforward yet easy, conversational style that speaks to both long-time Christians and those who are simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.

Adam Hamilton combines biblical story, historical detail, theological analysis, spiritual insight, and pastoral warmth to retell the narrative of Jesus’ last and greatest hours. This new edition includes devotions for each chapter and travel notes from Adam’s trip to the Holy Lands.

Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World delivers solid scholarship describing how the day of Christ’s crucifixion unfolded. It also suggests that our response to Christ’s work – when it appears evil has the upper hand – can be one of courageous hope and great courage. Read this book!  – Mark Beeson, Lead Pastor of Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana

Adam Hamilton is, in my opinion, a national treasure. He embodies the kind of generous orthodoxy so many of us have been dreaming of and praying for. – Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian

The Way of Discernment

Monday Mornings starting January 9 for 8 weeks
9:45 – 11:15 am – Room 3

How do you discover God’s guidance for personal and congregational decisions? Explore paths to clarity in The Way of Discernment, a 8-week study for small groups.

Who is this book designed for?

* People yearning to hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance
* Individuals looking for direction in vocation or life changes
* Church leaders seeking clarity about their congregation’s distinctive mission
* Christians searching for God’s will in matters of belief, ethics and faithful living

Part of the Companions in Christ series, The Way of Discernment offers a biblical, theological and practical framework for understanding the practice of discernment. It provides

* Principles of personal and group discernment
* Daily exercises to help you move from information to experience
* Weekly meeting plans (in Leader’s Guide) designed for group sharing and worship
* Penetrating questions to aid the process of discernment

For more information, contact Rev. Stephanie Vader
Childcare available upon request.