Sunday School

Last year, we introduced the Follow Me curriculum. This curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages, who wish to live out their faith, this curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in the Christian faith, then and now. There are resources for worship, small group discussions, Sunday School for young children, elementary-age children, youth, and adults, as well as an intergenerational gathering for each unit. Foundational essays, practicing the practice at home worksheets, and activities for children in worship are included with every unit.

Young and Old. More than anything, we need you! We need people who can be part of the conversation. Please give us some of your time so that we might get to know each other.

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2022 - 2023 Book Studies

Beginning Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm, Pastor Jeff will lead us in a total of five book studies through Spring 2023. 

Please sign-up for these book studies to allow us to get an idea of the number of attendees. You don’t need to sign up to attend. It just makes it easier to prepare materials. Sign-up is now available for the first book study “Kneeling With Giants” in the description below.

Books may be purchased from your favorite bookstore; we always recommend that you check Hearts and Minds Books online at: Hearts and Minds Books

Kneeling With Giants

by Gary Neal Hansen

September 14 - November 16

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

A Spiritual Discipline Study

This book covers 10 practices of prayers from the history of Christianity. The study will be 10 weeks to give us an opportunity to practice each discipline for a week and then have a discussion about how we engaged with it. This is a book study that requires a lot of work outside of the classes. You will be asked to try ways of praying that you are not familiar with and that will challenge you to be disciplined in daily prayer. Gary was one of my professors at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Making Room

by Ed Robb

November 30 - December 21

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

An Advent Study

Learn how to make room in your heart for God and neighbor this Christmas. Often our Advent preparations have an inward focus as we prepare for the significance of God breaking into our world through the birth of the Christ child. But in a closer examination of the Advent story, we quickly learn that the focus of the coming of the newborn king is outward.

In this book and Advent study, Dr. Ed Robb explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for a host of people that society wanted to leave on the margins, beginning with the appearance of the shepherds, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

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Unbinding the Gospel

by Martha Grace Reese

January 11 - February 15

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

An Evangelism Study

Unbinding the Gospel is a book for church groups to study. Its a book for pastors who want the truth about the state of our churches. Reese presents a clear-spoken, hopeful vision for a future and gives us a way to get there without gimmicky formulas, but hand in hand with God.

Readers describe Unbinding the Gospel as "a powerpack," "witty," "realistic and hopeful," "humble and genuinely spiritual," "It's so fun and easy to read, but I've been thinking about these ideas all week!"

Unbinding the Gospel is based on a four-year research project on superb evangelism. Martha Grace Reese, author, pastor, and lawyer, interviewed more than 1,000 people in some of the most successful evangelistic congregations in the country. 

Over 6 weeks we will discuss the 10 chapters of this book and allow the Spirit to move us. Filled with the Spirit we will brainstorm what we can do and how we can do it as the authentic witnesses for Christ that are this congregation.

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week

by Amy-Jill Levine

February 26 - April 2

Sundays at 11:30 am

Genesis Room and on Zoom

A Lenten Study

Dive deep into the history of the last days before the crucifixion.

Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. 

Galatians – A look at Paul’s words to the Church Then and Now

by Pastor Jeff

April 12 - May 17

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

A Scripture Study

Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia has long been one of my favorite books of the Bible. My centering scripture comes from chapter 3 and is the basis of my call to serve Christ. In the course of 6 weeks we will explore each of the 6 chapters of this book/letter. Paul covers many issues including what is the true Gospel, conflicts between himself and other Apostles, the difficulty of understanding that both Jews and Gentiles are saved by faith, the nature of Christian freedom, works of the flesh versus fruits of the Spirit, and the work of serving and loving one another.