Adult Christian Formation Opportunities

Fall 2014

Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful If…?
Adults are invited to the Dining Hall each Wednesday evening at 6:15 to explore Jesus’ teaching on what life in the Kingdom looks like. Join us for inspiration, dialogue and practical ways to engage in Kingdom living.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 17 - December 17
Time: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall

September 17: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if ...we greeted people like it was the first time we ever met them and the last time we would ever see them? (Ralph Starling)

September 24: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...the worst thing that ever happened to us became the best thing that ever happened to us? (Ralph Starling)

October 1: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...people we viewed as strangers actually became our beloved family? (Ralph Starling)

October 8: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...everyone who walks through our doors could call it home? (Lynn Turner)

October 15: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...you were the answer to someone’s prayer? (Lynn Turner)

October 22: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...everyone could experience an unconditional blessing from God and embrace the ministry of blessing one another? (Lynn Turner)

October 29: Quarterly Business Meeting - 2015 proposed budget discussion and new member celebration

November 5: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...we could see how our morning services are intricately connected? (Phil Mitchell)

November 12: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...we understood what we were singing? (Phil Mitchell)

November 19: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...we worshipped? (Phil Mitchell)

November 26: NO Activities (Thanksgiving Week)

December 3: Week of Prayer for International/Global Missions - Reports from 2014 Romania Mission Team

December 10: Advent Comtemplative Service (Chapel)

December 17: First Family Around the Fireplace

• So Long, Insecurity
A ten-week study by Beth Moore and led by Anne eo addresses every woman’s struggle with insecurity, whether body image, relationships, career, parenting , success, or worth. Spend time with other women examining God’s word and regaining security as well as deepening personal relationship with God.
Dates: September 17-November 19
Time: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: Suite 280K
Facilitator: Anne Blackmore Keo

• Catalyst Prayer
This is a time to come and be still, to lift up the church staff, lay leaders, and ministries of our church. It is also a time to draw encouragement from one another as we pray together for the many ministries of our church.
5:45 - 6:00 - enter quietly in time of silence and preparation for prayer
6:00 - 6:45 - offering prayers on behalf of others
6:45 - 7:00 - devotional thought and closing words of encouragement.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 - July 30
Time: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Adams Room
Facilitator: Dr. James Flamming,
Pastor Emeritus

• Advent Contemplative Service
A special service of silence, prayer, music, and Scripture readings.
Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chapel or Sanctuary
Host Group: Prayer Ministry Team

• S.K.E.I.N.S.: Sewers, Knitters, Embroiderers Involved in Needlework & Service
This is a mission opportunity opened to all who enjoy the various fiber arts. This group meets to provide area hospitals and agencies with scarves, lap robes and tiny gowns as we learn, teach, share, and serve.
Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 - May 21 (ongoing)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Suite 280C
Facilitator: Linn Kreckman (Contact info: 804-355-4551)

• Sleeping Bags for the Homeless
Join others in making sleeping bags for distribution through our Community Missions Ministry. No sewing skills are necessary and all materials are provided.
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept.11 – June 25
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: LL-16
Facilitator: Laura Hedrick (Contact info: 804-282-0968)