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SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES BETWEEN WORSHIP SERVICES
10-10:50 a.m.

The Wired Word
This popular Sunday morning class links the latest headlines to appropriate scripture. Participants receive a weekly lesson every Thursday in their e-mail box in order to prepare for Sunday’s discussion. Discussions are always very thought-provoking and stimulating.

You may also click this link to view the discussion topic for Sunday (updated every Thursday). Class meets in rooms 16 & 17 on the lower level.

Sermon Series Bible Study
Hal Fitzgerald and Warren Trimble invite you to join them on Zoom on Sunday mornings to explore Bible passages related to the current sermon series. Class meets in the Conference Room.

Parables of Jesus
It has been said that Jesus’ parables not only draw us into the center of his message but moreover that they introduce us to the messenger, to the mystery of who Jesus is himself. Yet Jesus’ parables are notoriously difficult to understand, leaving many puzzled, perhaps even frustrated, as to what they might teach us today about following Jesus. We will spend the first four weeks looking closely at Jesus’ parables so that we might come to better know Jesus and his message. The “How to Read the Bible” class will continue afterwards on a subject to be determined with input from the class participants.

Class is led by Dr. Matt Bruce and meets in the Recreation Room on the lower level.

Faith Formation and the Environment: Our Backyard
This class will be led by Dr. Eric Snyder and will focus on local environmental topics. Meets in Room 3.

SUNDAY EVENING

Book Discussion Group
Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the church Lounge
Current book selection is How to Fight Rascism, by Jemar Tisby.
The group facilitator is Jane Stoepker

WEEKDAY SMALL GROUPS

TUESDAY
Noon Prayer Group
Facilitated by Carrie Rivette (crivette@sbcglobal.net), please contact the church office (616-842-6760) for the Zoom meeting link.
12:00-12:15 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room and on Zoom
Please contact the church office (616-842-6760) for the Zoom meeting link.

WEDNESDAY
Book Discussion: Waking Up White by Debby Irving
6:00 p.m. starting October 13 in the Lounge.
Facilitated by George Barfield

Christianity for Today Discussion Group
7:00 p.m. beginning October 6 in the Rooms 16 & 17
Facilitated by Bob Day
The Bible is the most purchased and possibly the least read ‘book’ in America. Much of this lack of readership is due to the incongruity and misconceptions created when reading the Biblical stories within the context of our modern worldview. Christianity for Today is a newly forming discussion group to examine how we can understand Christianity within the context of our modern worldview as successors to the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. We will be investigating whether there can be harmony between Christianity and our present age of big bang cosmology, evolution, unveiling of the human genome, and general skepticism. In doing so, our goal will be to develop new relationships and community here at FPGH.

Christianity for Today in book form will be available at the beginning of October in the church office and in PDF form on the church website at fpgh.org.

THURSDAY
“Women of the Bible Speak”
4:30 p.m. on Zoom
Facilitated by Deb Stanley. Contact Deb at dstanley64@gmail.com

Thursday Night Discussion Group
Current Book Selection: Reading While Black, by Esau McCauley
7:00 p.m., Rooms 16 & 17
Facilitated by Linda Gritter.

VARIOUS DAYS AND TIMES:

“Ask Matt”
Submit any questions you have about the Bible to our in-house theologian, Dr. Matt Bruce: matthew.j.bruce@gmail.com

Presbyterian Women Circles
PW Circles meet the first week of each month. There are four circles that meet at different times of the day or evening; three circles on Thursdays and one on Mondays. For more information, please contact Dorothy Miller at (616) 842-0667.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Call the church office at 616-842-6760 for dates and times.

Small Study Groups
Contact Rev. Kristine Aragon Bruce