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For Women:

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, September 19, 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: 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS: LIVING THE GOSPEL TO THE END
This year we are studying Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica using a book by Kathleen Buswell Nielson as our guide. The theme of Jesus’ return is the frame of reference for each aspect of our lives. Paul’s encouragement to the Thessalonians … and to us is the encouragement of the gospel. Join us for study, prayer, song and fellowship!
AUTHOR – KATHLEEN BUSWELL NIELSON

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 26, 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: 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS: LIVING THE GOSPEL TO THE END
This year we are studying Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica using a book by Kathleen Buswell Nielson as our guide. The theme of Jesus’ return is the frame of reference for each aspect of our lives. Paul’s encouragement to the Thessalonians … and to us is the encouragement of the gospel. Join us for study, prayer, song and fellowship!
AUTHOR – KATHLEEN BUSWELL NIELSON

For Men

MONDAY EVENING MEN’S SOCIETY

THIS FALL
Monday Evening Men’s Society will begin this fall on Monday, September 10th, at 7:30 pm with an introduction to the book. The first Monday of every month, we hold a men’s prayer meeting. On the second, third and fourth Monday, we have our regular meetings, which consist of a book discussion, prayer and fellowship. If a month has a fifth Monday, we do not meet (spend time with family and friends)! This year a rotation of current and former office bearers will lead the discussion. Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.
SUMMARY: REDEEMING MONEY: HOW GOD REVEALS AND REORIENTS OUR HEARTS
Both books that we will be studying this year deal with topics that loom large in the lives and hearts of most Christian men.  And both books point us to the gospel of Jesus Christ as the orientation we need to live faithful lives in the midst of a world that runs on greed and lust. How do we view wealth, prosperity, and possessions?  How do we cope with money problems?  And how can we use our resources to serve in the Kingdom? What is a Christian sexual ethic?  How can we rejoice in our sexuality without giving in to the temptations of lust and immorality?  What does honesty, repentance, and forgiveness look like for men trapped in sexual sin? Both book are extensively rooted in Scripture, so be sure to bring a Bible, too. Come join us for honest, biblical, encouraging, challenging, and relevant discussion as we grow together as Christian men.
AUTHOR – Paul David Tripp

NEXT SPRING
Monday Evening Men’s Society will begin this study in January with an introduction to the book.  The startup date will be announced at a later date. The first Monday of every month, we hold a men’s prayer meeting. On the second, third and fourth Monday, we have our regular meetings, which consist of a book discussion, prayer and fellowship. If a month has a fifth Monday, we do not meet (spend time with family and friends)! This year a rotation of current and former office bearers will lead the discussion. Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.
SUMMARY: SEX IN A BROKEN WORLD: HOW CHRIST REDEEMS WHAT SIN DISTORTS
Both books that we will be studying this year deal with topics that loom large in the lives and hearts of most Christian men.  And both books point us to the gospel of Jesus Christ as the orientation we need to live faithful lives in the midst of a world that runs on greed and lust. How do we view wealth, prosperity, and possessions?  How do we cope with money problems?  And how can we use our resources to serve in the Kingdom? What is a Christian sexual ethic?  How can we rejoice in our sexuality without giving in to the temptations of lust and immorality?  What does honesty, repentance, and forgiveness look like for men trapped in sexual sin? Both book are extensively rooted in Scripture, so be sure to bring a Bible, too. Come join us for honest, biblical, encouraging, challenging, and relevant discussion as we grow together as Christian men.
AUTHOR – Paul David Tripp

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S FORUM

Led by: Joe Martin & John Surowiec

THIS FALL
Men’s Forum will begin this fall on September 15th with an introduction to the book.  We meet on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am. We invite all men to attend. Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.
SUMMARY: CONTENTMENT, PROSPERITY, AND GOD’S GLORY Question: “Why is it difficult to be content when you have so much? On the surface, it seems unnecessary to instruct someone to be content in times of prosperity. However, times of prosperity and abundance provide some of the strongest temptations to pull our hearts away from God. Jeremiah Burroughs was keenly aware that the riches of this world compete for our affections and challenge our contentment in Christ.
Originally prepared as an appendix to The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, this book provides an important conclusion to Burroughs’s sermon series on Philippians 4:11 12: “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
AUTHOR – JEREMIAH BURROUGHS

All Adults

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

THIS FALL
Adult Sunday School will begin this fall on September 16th, 11:00 – 11:45 am with an introduction to the book. We welcome all men and women to attend.  Please sign up on the members table in the hall by the mailboxes or on the church website.
SUMMARY: THE DISCIPLINE OF GRACE
Too often, said the late author Jerry Bridges of The Navigators, we focus on our “performance” of the Christian life that we forget the meaning of Grace: God’s unmerited favor to those who deserve His wrath.  Pharisee-type Christians think they have earned God’s blessing through their behavior.  Guilt-laden believers feel they’ve forfeited God’s blessing through their disobedience or lack of discipline.  Both have moved away from the Gospel and have slipped into a performance relationship with God.
We’ll only persevere with great joy as committed disciples when we keep God’s forgiveness and love before us.  We must, according to Bridges, develop the Discipline of Grace.  Through this 12-session study covering 15 pages of easy reading per week, you’ll understand God’s role and our role in the pursuit of holiness.  We’ll have a special coffee station in the classroom, so please join us!
AUTHOR – Jerry Bridges

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.

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