Join one of Westminster’s midweek studies exploring various themes:

Seekers:  Interrupting Silence by Walter Brueggeman

Seekers is a group for women that meets monthly to study and pray together. Interrupting Silence illustrates that the Bible is filled with stories where marginalized people break repressive silence and speak against it. Examining how maintaining silence allows the powerful to keep control, this book motivates readers to consider situations in their lives where they need to interrupt silence, convincing us that God is active and wanting us to act for justice. (2nd Mondays, 7:15pm | Parlor)

Monday Morning Bible Study:  Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture by Frances Taylor Gench

Start your week with rousing discussions and examination of God’s Word. This class will review and discuss the writings of Paul that have circumscribed the lives and ministries of women throughout Christian history. What are people who honor Scripture to do with such texts, and how can we engage them with integrity? Join us for lively discussions and fellowship! (Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm | Room 105)

Doorways: Esther and Ruth by Patricia Tull

Doorways is a group of mostly retired, active women who meet for fellowship and Bible study. This fall, Doorways will be taking on a ten-session study of the Old Testament book of Esther, with its stories of faithfulness, courage, and survival, and the ethical questions posed by its ending, and the book of Ruth, with its themes of community, loyalty, and friendship. (Thursdays, 9:00am | Parlor)

Men’s Breakfast Book Study

This group meets twice monthly for fellowship, breakfast, and good, faith-filled conversation. This year will focus on studies of Esther and Ruth, as well as a reading of Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. (1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00am | WPC Parlor & Hope Valley Diner)