Join one of Westminster’s midweek studies exploring various themes:
Just Wives? Stories of Power & Survival in the Old Testament
Facilitator: Heather Ferguson | Room 105
Mondays at 10am-12pm starting September 18
Giving astute attention to social worlds of women of both ancient and modern times, Katharine Sakenfeld explores the stories of eleven women in the Old Testament. In clear and engaging fashion, she reveals the complexity of these women’s lives, drawing out the issues they faced and relating their struggles to those women around the world face today. By encouraging women from across the world, in various cultures, to bring their own experiences to the biblical texts, and sharing the interpretation of some who already have, Sakenfeld helps readers see new possibilities for meaning in the Scriptures.
Seekers: The Very Good Gospel
Facilitator: Betty Berghaus | Parlor (Berghaus Home on 9/11)
2nd Mondays at 7:15pm starting September 11
Seekers is a group for women that meets monthly to study and pray together. We will continue reading “The Very Good Gospel” by Lisa Sharon Harper this fall. Through a careful exploration of biblical texts, this book shows us what “very good” can look like today – in real time. Despite our anxious minds, despite division and threats of violence, God’s vision remains: wholeness for a fragmented world, peace for a hurting soul, shalom.
Doorways: The Rebirthing of God
Facilitator: Gene Brannon, Sue McCaughan | Parlor
Thursdays at 9am starting September 21
Doorways is a group of mostly retired, active women who meet for fellowship and Bible study. Doorways will read “The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings” next. The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. There are three main responses to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?
Men’s Breakfast Book Study: What Is the Bible?
Facilitator: Chris Tuttle | WPC Parlor & Hope Valley Diner
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7am starting September 21
The Men’s Breakfast Book Study is a group of men that meets twice monthly for fellowship, breakfast, and good, faith-filled conversation. This fall, the group will read Rob Bell’s “What is the Bible?” His book is quick and readable, and has some really interesting insights about what the Bible is and how we are to understand it. What is the Bible for? How can we understand what it means sometimes? How do we deal with the parts of the Bible that we wrestle with, around issues of science or suffering or sin and judgment? You can purchase the book in a local bookstore or online. Email Chris Tuttle to join the group.