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Christianity's Family Tree

Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
November 4, 2019 – January 13, 2020
Betty Bashaw and Marilynn Gillette taught this interactive class on what Christians believe and why, based on Christianity’s Family Tree by Adam Hamilton. We explored how each of eight denominations and faith traditions in the extended Christian family has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the Christian faith.

November 4       Orthodoxy:  Mystery, Liturgy, and Tradition
November 11      Catholicism:  Sacrament and Mass
November 18      Lutheranism:  Word and Faith
December 2        Presbyterianism:  The Sovereignty of God
December 9        Anglicanism:  Common Prayer
December 16      Baptist:  Baptism, Conversion, and Scripture
January 6            Pentecostalism:  The Power of the Spirit
January 13          Methodism:  People of the Extreme Center


“I am” sayings of Jesus

Transitional Pastor Ted Land
Lenten Bible Study

MARCH 4          “I Am the Bread of Life"           `                                          John 6:35-41

MARCH 11        “I Am the Light of the World“                                             John 8:12, 9:5

MARCH 18        “I Am the Door of the Sheep and the Good Shepherd"   John 10       

MARCH 25        “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”                                John 11:25

APRIL 1             “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”                            John 14:6     

APRIL 8             “I  Am the Vine”                                                                  John 15:1-5


People of the Bible who experienced isolation, quarantine, and social distancing

Transitional Pastor Ted Land

MAY 7                Joseph: That Many Lives May Be Preserved

MAY 13              Job: Though He May Slay Me, Yet Will I Trust Him

MAY 20              Elijah: The Prophet and the Widow

MAY 27              Jonah: In the Belly of the Fish and on the Streets of the City

JUNE 3              Moses: From Exile to Exodus  

JUNE 10            David: From Hero to Outcast to King

JUNE 17            Naaman: A General and a Leper

JUNE 24            Paul: A Prisoner for Christ's Sake


Women of the Bible

Transitional Pastor Ted Land

JULY 1               Eve

JULY 8               Sarai/aka/Sarah

JULY 15             Lot's Wife

JULY 22             Rebekah

JULY 29             Potiphar's Wife

AUGUST 6         Deborah

AUGUST 12       Jael

AUGUST 19       Delilah

AUGUST 26       Salome   


The Great Ends of the Church

Transitional Pastor Ted Land

The foundations of Presbyterianism are found in The Book of Order. Explored are the Biblical warrants behind each of the Great Ends, how they have been lived in the life of the church in the past, and how they are being lived out today.

SEPTEMBER 2        The Proclamation of the Gospel for the Salvation of Humankind

SEPTEMBER 9        The Shelter, Nurture, and Spiritual Fellowship of the Children of God

SEPTEMBER 16      The Maintenance of Divine Worship

SEPTEMBER 23      The Preservation of the Truth

SEPTEMBER 30      The Promotion of Social Righteousness

OCTOBER 7            The Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World