Following our study of John Shelby Spong, the “Journeys” Sunday School Class will continue November 6 with a 4-week study of the works of Alister McGrath. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the East Dining Room. Jeff Van Sickle will be the leader.
Alister McGrath is a professor, theologian, scientist, and a prolific writer about the Christian faith. A former atheist, he currently serves as the Gresham Professor of Divinity and the Andreos Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.
Using several books authored by McGrath, the class will consider such topics as “Can the existence of God be proven?” “What does the word ‘faith’ really mean?” “Why aren’t more people Christian?” and “How can we handle our doubts?”
Come join us during the month of November!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this year’s Heritage Sunday. This is an event you do not want to miss! On the last Sunday in October we celebrate our Scottish and Presbyterian Heritage with a service that draws its inspiration from a service that the Rev. Dr. David Walker attended at St. Giles in Edinburgh, Scotland. Special Music by the Caledonian Pipe and Drums, SheauKang on violin, Mark Sweeney on organ, and from the Choir under the direction of Steve Bixler. Our very own Rev. Dr. Brent O Johnston will be preaching.
Remember we have only one service on Heritage Sunday and it is at 10:45 am. The Youth will be providing a delicious breakfast from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. As always the service will conclude out on the front lawn with more music from the Caledonian Pipe and Drums and SheauKang. Postcards may be picked up at the Office to invite a friend to this special service.
The Worship and Music Committee is proud to announce a new worship service that will happen in The Well on the fourth Sunday of the month. We have decided to call it “12:15 Encounter” because the service will begin at 12:15 pm and it will be based on Jesus’ Encounter with the Woman at the well in the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel. (Catchy title, isn’t it?)
Join us on the 2nd Monday night of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm for Celtic Music at The Well. A group of local musicians practice and play Celtic music and Mountain music. Sometimes they even dance to the tune (https://youtu.be/jWjW92ZctCA). Enjoy your favorite Latte or Smoothie prepared by our Baristas waiting to serve you.