Looking for a supportive group of friends? Want to apply scripture to our lives today? Women's Circle provides a place where women of all ages and stages can share and learn from each other’s experience. This is a great chance to go deeper in our faith. Child care is available on Thursdays (please request 1 week beforehand). This fall Rev. Jessica Vaughan Lower will lead a discussion of "Brene Brown and the Bible!"
The Wellness Team is excited to introduce a new ministry that focuses on equipping the congregation with practical life tools and applications.
This Fall, Financial Peace University is a nine-week class that teaches you how to manage money the right way! In these nine lessons, Dave Ramsey and our team of financial experts will walk you through all of the practical information you should have learned in high school, but never did—it's based on God's and Grandma's ways of handling money, and it looks suspiciously like common sense!
As you learn about saving, budgeting, paying off debt, investing, giving, and so much more, this class will guide you through each step you need to learn and do, so you can finally start making your money work for you! There is a fee of $109 per family which covers the class, videos and take home materials and CDs.
In her book, “Holy Envy, Finding God in the Faith of Others”, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter “difference” and “others.” This is not a primer on religions; instead, she explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us. Here we learn not only that God’s preferred language is driven by curiosity and specializes in questions, but we also discover the spiritual riches God can teach us from the faith of others. Purchase your Brown’s book on-line or support your local book store.
Join Dr. James Lee , President of International Theological Seminary
Oct. 29 – Nov. 19: Wealth and Poverty in the Bible
Dr. Lee will look at the economic life of ancient Israel and the context from which the prophetic and wisdom teachings on wealth and poverty arise. Ancient and modern economic models and practices are compared to draw relevant principles needed for more just and faithful Christian living.
What does God expect from us when evil becomes the authority? How do we as Christians reconcile necessary actions against aggressive violence and our call to follow the Prince of Peace? Where is God in the face of unimaginable crimes against humanity? These were just a few of the bone-deep questions the entire world was forced to ask with the rise of Hitler and his “final solution.” Join us this fall as we welcome guest speakers, engage in meaningful discussion and experience this dark period of world history through film and local events.
Oct. 6 Jeff O’Grady and Carol Spanier-Ladwig explore the interwar period beginning with the Treaty of Versailles and ending with WWII. This historical foundation provides insight into how the ground was made fertile for the eventual rise of the Third Reich.
Oct. 13 Linda Mollno, from the College of Natural & Social Sciences, History Department at Cal State Los Angeles, will cover the further lead up to and beginning of WWII: specifically discussing the growth of nationalism and the rise of Aryan Supremacy in Germany.
Oct. 20 Steven Ford, US History Teacher from San Marino High School, discusses the response of the United States to global events and the home-front issues such as isolationism and Japanese internment camps.
Oct. 27 Ron White, distinguished historian, teacher, speaker, and best-selling author, is known for his passion for the lessons history presents for contemporary conversations. Dr. White will discuss the seminal document of the Christian response to the Nazi regime as he discusses The Barmen Declaration (1934).
Nov. 3 Film, Dinner and Discussion. This extended afternoon event will feature a screening of the film Schindler's List.Steven Spielberg’s masterful drama won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing.
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