New small groups will form in May. Opportunities to register will be provided in person and online. Check back here for more information in coming weeks. Summer small groups may include topics such as parenting, finances, and in-depth biblical book studies.
THE UNLIKELY CHOSEN:
Jonah, Esther, and Amos
Sundays, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
March 10- April 28
Take a unique tour through the Old Testament stories of Jonah, Esther and Amos with Pastor Jennifer during Lent. We’ll gather (with food!) to explore these unlikely prophets and vehicles of God’s grace using an unlikely source – a graphic novel translation. This book was created by a Hebrew scholar and her graphic designer husband. We will begin Sunday, March 10 with the story of Jonah and conclude on April 28 (skipping Easter Sunday).
BOOK: The Unlikely Chosen
Author: Shirley Smith and Earnest Graham
PRAYING THE PSALMS
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 PM
March 13 - April 24
Join Rev. Jana Lynn Almeida in an exploration of the psalms. The group will utilize Walter Brueggemann’s book, Praying the Psalms. Together we will consider the work of the psalms corporately and individually, experiment with praying for our experiences, and consider the work of lament and joy in the psalms.
Book: Praying the Psalms (second edition)
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Beginning March 13, join Ken Cerny in exploring Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. The letter to the Ephesians reminds us of the hope of God’s calling, the glory of God’s inheritance for God’s people, and the great power we have in Jesus Christ. Wednesday nights 6:30-7:45, March 13 through April 24.
Book: Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon (The New Testament for Everyone)
Author: N.T. Wright
WHERE MOMs CONNECT
Where Moms Connect is a group of women that meets every Wednesday during the school year, to grow in their relationship with the Lord and one another. ALL are welcome to attend. Whether your child is 30 months or 30 years old, or whether you work full-time at home or in the office, we hope you will join us! WMC meets every Wednesday during the school year from 9-11 a.m. Child care is offered in room W101. Email Jeanette Conley or call her at 813-263-2985 with questions.
BOUNDARIES IN MARRIAGE
Understanding the Choices that Make or Break Loving Relationships
This 12-week course is designed to deepen the love and commitment in your marriage and to God. “Boundaries” are "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.Only when spouses know and respect each other's needs, choices and freedoms can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another.
Although couples often take the course together, just one spouse can benefit.Group discussions will follow the lesson each week to help the participants realize that all couples share certain common feelings and experiences. You aren’t alone.
Boundaries in Marriage helps couples:
- Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse.
• Establish values that form a Godly structure and architecture for their marriage.
• Protect their marriage from different kinds of "intruders".
• Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries—or work with one who doesn't.
The course meets weekly from 6 - 7:30 p.m.on Sunday nights, beginning January 20. Child care will be provided.
REGISTER: Call or email Vicki Buchanan (615-944-3323; ) or Ron Buchanan (615-944-5700; ). Books and workbooks can be ordered when you sign up.
About the Authors
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend are both acclaimed psychologists and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries. They are uniquely qualified to show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage—and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation and intimacy for which they both long.
We have ongoing adult Sunday School classes that meet every Sunday morning during both services. For more info, contact the leaders via the links below:
- 9:00 a.m. - Email co-leader Sue Goulding
- 10:15 a.m. - Email co-leader Phil Yeager
- 10:15 a.m. - Email co-leader Ron Buchanan