PRAISE WORKS! by Merlin Carothers. A new study for our Adult Sunday class will begin on April 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel Meeting Room. In 1 Thessalonian 5:16-18 scripture reminds us to “Be joyful always; pray continually’ give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Carothers’ tell us it is practical and essential in our everyday lives to give thanks and praise in ALL circumstances. We are called to take a step of faith, believing God’s promises to be true. This study is open to the community. Visitors will be warmly welcomed!
On Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, we have a Ladies’ Bible study class led by Jan Smith. Our ladies’ group is studying faith, hope and love and how these three fit together and include everything we have received from God. As with all of our study groups, come every week or as often as you can.
A New Tuesday Study begins April 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ted Schroder will lead this study using material from Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death by Fred Craddock, and Dale and Joy Goldsmith. Explore the secular narrative, the outsourcing of dying to medical science and the alternative Christian narrative. Studies led by Pastor Ted always invoke lively discussion!
On Wednesday evenings the Chapel offers a Bible study for all adults. This group is studying the book of Romans from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. each week and is currently working through chapter 5 which explains why we are born sinners, but also shows us that God loves us and has forgiven our sins through the Cross of Jesus. This group meet all year round and is guided by Jan and Barney Smith. Come early and enjoy a time of fellowship before class begins.
On Thursdays, we offer a second Ladies’ Bible study from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Our current study is focused on Walking in the Spirit. Romans 8:6 says, “To walk in the Spirit is life and peace.” God gives us His Spirit to teach us and to lead us in our Christian walk. Jan Smith is leading the study. Together we are learning how to please God by following His Spirit.
Also meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month is Adventures in Prayer. This group of ladies meets to study and pray from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. They meet in the Upper Room.