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Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
January 13 – February 17, 2022
Location – Fellowship Hall
This five-session class led by Betty Bashaw and Marilynn Gillette was based on Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics by Adam Hamiliton. Facemasks were required and social distancing was practiced.

The book helps Christians look at issues in today’s world in light of our Christian faith. Its purpose is to engage thoughtful Christians in dialogue and self-examination on the political, moral and religious issues that divide us. Class participants were encouraged to listen, learn, make their voices heard, and to love those with whom they disagree. Reading the book enriched learning and participation in discussions.


The Bible in 90 Days

Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:15 pm
September 1 – December 1, 2021
Location – Fellowship Hall


This study, led by Pastor Edward, allowed participants to complete what for many Christians is the goal of a lifetime – to read through the Bible completely from "cover to cover."

Participants used a version of the Bible they were comfortable reading. An optional participant's guide, with one chapter for each week of study, was used by some.

In the last decade, nearly a quarter million people have completed The Bible in 90 Days program, benefiting from the encouragement of reading groups ranging from 2 to 1,000 people in 50 states and 21 countries spanning 5 continents.


      Christianity and World Religions

Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
April 21 – May 26, 2021
Location – Fellowship Hall and on Zoom


This class explored four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compared the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In examining other religions, we learn to build bridges with others so that we may grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbors, and find positive ways to share the Gospel.

Led by Betty Bashaw and Marilynn Gillette, this class was based on the Revised Edition of Christianity and World Religions by pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton, which may be ordered online. Recorded class discussions may be viewed at the links below

          May 12    Judaism
          May 19     Islam (not recorded)
          May 26    Christianity (not recorded)



Lent in Plain Sight

Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
February 27 – March 31, 2021
Location – on Zoom
Pastor Edward led this midweek, interactive study on Zoom, based on the book 'Lent in Plain Sight’ by Jill Duffield of Presbyterian Outlook: "Our attention is drawn to ten ordinary objects that Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones. Each week, we encounter a new object to consider through Scripture, prayer, and reflection. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, ‘Lent in Plain’ Sight reminds Christians to open ourselves to the kingdom of God."

Dead Sea Scrolls

Sundays 9:00 – 9:50 am
January 2 – 31, 2021
Location – Fellowship Hall


Al Zimmer led this class with social distancing and face masks in the Fellowship Hall.

Class discussion followed the viewing of video segments and presentations by Al on topics from the book 'Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls' by Hershel Shanks.

The first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947 and are considered among the most important archeological finds of the 20th century.

The Scrolls cover the period between 250 BC and 68 AD. They include the complete book of Isaiah and manuscripts that reflect on early Christian thinking.

What does their discovery mean to us? How does it affect our Old and New Testament? Click here to learn more.