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TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Led by Deb Zandstra & Karen Zandstra
THIS FALL
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin this fall on Tuesday, October 10th, at 9:30 am.  We welcome all women to attend.  A nursery and Little Lambs will be provided.
SUMMARY: THE LAMB OF GOD – SEEING JESUS IN EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS & DEUTERONOMY
When we read the stories in the book of Exodus, we don’t always think to look for Jesus.  In this book, the author points out God’s plan for us to see Jesus.  In the first few books of the Bible, we find the history of what God has done in the past to redeem his people, but also insight into what he is doing now and in the future when the Lamb of God returns.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Led by: Nancy Martin and Barb Zandstra
THIS FALL
Wednesday afternoon women’s bible study will begin this fall on Wednesday, October 4th, at 12:00 pm with a luncheon and an introduction to the book will begin at 1:00 pm.  We welcome all women to attend.  Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website. There is also a separate signup sheet for the luncheon.
SUMMARY: DISCOVERING GOD IN STORIES FROM THE BIBLE
To truly love someone…you must know them. To truly love God …we must know Him too. Not just knowing He exists…but who He is and what He is like.
This study book is the exploration of God’s character …revealed in thirteen stories from the Bible. It offers the opportunity to get to know our God better and love Him more.
Each chapter will focus on a different attribute of God and how it influences our understanding of Him and how we can apply it to our daily life.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Led by: Jennifer Bultema and Nancy Martin
THIS FALL
Wednesday evening women’s bible study will begin this fall on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7:00 pm with an introduction to the book. We welcome all women to attend.  Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.
SUMMARY: DISCOVERING GOD IN STORIES FROM THE BIBLE
To truly love someone…you must know them. To truly love God …we must know Him too. Not just knowing He exists…but who He is and what He is like.
This study book is the exploration of God’s character …revealed in thirteen stories from the Bible. It offers the opportunity to get to know our God better and love Him more.
Each chapter will focus on a different attribute of God and how it influences our understanding of Him and how we can apply it to our daily life.

For Men

MONDAY EVENING MEN’S SOCIETY
Led by: Bruce Aardsma
THIS FALL
Last year Men’s Society focused their attention on what it meant to be reformed using a book written by Danny Hyde.  As an extension of that study, this year we will turn our attention to an examination of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion using Piety’s Wisdom written by Dr. J. Mark Beach of Mid-America Seminary. Having filled our pulpit on numerous occasions Dr. Beach really needs no introduction and we hope that he will be a valuable asset and source throughout this study.  In addition, this year the format of Men’s Society will have a slight change; our monthly prayer meeting will meet on the second Monday of each month rather than on the first Monday.
SUMMARY: PIETY’S WISDOM
“John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is one of the magnificent classics of Christian literature. As we embark upon a study of this work our aim is threefold: (1) to become familiar with one of the great theologians of the Christian church; (2) to gain an appreciation of the Reformed Protestant tradition—Calvin, though he is not the single representative of Reformed thinking, is arguably that tradition’s most influential theologian; and (3) to cultivate in ourselves, in Calvin-like concern, a genuine life of piety.
In order to appreciate Calvin’s achievement as a theologian and church leader, we need to orient ourselves to the times in which Calvin lived and labored. One place to begin is by looking at the “Prefatory Address to King Francis I of France,” which served as a prologue to the numerous editions of Calvin’s Institutes. In this address Calvin states explicitly why he wrote the Institutes and what he hoped to achieve.
My purpose was solely to transmit certain rudiments by which those who are touched with any zeal for religion might be shaped to true godliness. And I undertook this labor especially for our French countrymen, very many of whom I knew to be hungering and thirsting for Christ; but I saw very few who had been duly imbued with even a slight knowledge of him.”   (Taken from the Introductory comments)

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S FORUM
Led by: Joe Martin
THIS FALL
Men’s Forum will start back up this fall on Saturday, September 9th, 8-9 am. We welcome and encourage all men to attend. We will be starting a short study entitled ‘Are These the Last Days?’ Building off our study of 2nd Peter this past spring we will look into this most important study which speaks to the heart of scriptural integrity.
SUMMARY: ARE THESE THE LAST DAYS?
Toward the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus predicted the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. His shocked disciples asked when it would happen. Jesus’ response, a lengthy monologue about coming chaos and tribulation, forms the Olivet Discourse, an important and controversial text that has drawn intense interest from Christians through the centuries.
In this booklet from the Crucial Questions series, Dr. R. C. Sproul examines the discourse to glean from its truths regarding who Jesus was, what He really meant, and what His words mean for us today.
R. C. SPROUL
As a gifted communicator, R.C. Sproul has helped many believers grow in their understanding of such matters as the nature of God, the history of redemption, and the manner in which we are saved. Now Dr. Sproul’s lucid teaching on these vital matters is available in a series of concise booklets that are perfect for personal learning and refreshing, as well as small-group study. For a quick introduction to matters at the very core of the Christian life, for yourself or a friend, consider the Crucial Questions booklets from Reformation Trust Publishing.

All Adults

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Led by: Rev. Jeff DeBoer
INTRODUCING “GROWTH GROUPS”
In January 2018, Community is going to start a voluntary “growth group” program.  Those who sign up will be divided into groups of 8-10 adults in order to study, pray, and grow together.  These groups will provide opportunities to form and deepen discipleship relationships within our church family, as well as provide a space for new members and visitors to plug in.  In preparation for the new program, our Fall 2017 semester of Adult Sunday School will study the Growth Group curriculum by Colin Marshall.  It will be a practical, hands-on workshop with plenty of role-playing and lively discussion about how to effectively lead group studies and start good conversations.  If you’re curious about our upcoming growth group program, this Adult Sunday School will provide the information you need.  But beyond that, this study will give you leadership tools that will help in any teaching, discipling, training, or parenting context. Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.

SUPPER CLUB Groups of about six or eight dine together monthly in each other’s homes, enjoying close fellowship and practicing mutual hospitality. Two semesters: September through January and February through June.

Community United Reformed Church 2017 - 8405 Alexander St., Schererville, IN 46375 - (219) 365-9260