Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesday, October 29 • 6:00
• Chapel Bible Study • Crouch Chapel • Led by Guy Sayles
• Modern Sacred Family • Sherman Center • Led by Tommy Bratton
Brian Foreman will talk with us about parenting in the age of social media. Brian Foreman is a husband, father, doctor of education, professor at Campbell University (CU) and the CU Divinity School, reader, writer (for CBF, Passport, Smyth & Helwys), thinker, coffee lover, backpacker, runner, and ordained minister. He has worked with teenagers, their families and congregations for over 20 years. Brian is founder of b4man Consulting (www.b4manconsulting.com), which works to create healthier congregations through education ministry and social media communication. Most recently, Brian completed work on his third book, #Connect: Reaching Teens Across the Digital Divide.
• Managing Grief • Sherman Center • Led by Leah Brown and Eddie Morgan
Wednesdays, November 5 and 12 • 6:00 p.m. • Chapel
Chapel Bible Study: Treasure in Clay: The Church and the Presence of Jesus
Led by Guy Sayles
Join Guy Sayles for reflections on how New Testament images of the church shape our understanding of how the community of faith, even with its human flaws, makes the presence of Jesus known in the world.
Tuesday, November 25 • 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday on Tuesday) • Chapel
Good News of Great Joy
Members of the ministerial staff will share brief insights into the themes of the Advent Conspiracy and our hopes for honoring and celebrating the Advent season this year.
Wednesdays, December 3 • 6:00 p.m. • Chapel
The Kingdom of God Now and Not Yet • Led by Kris Pratt
Advent is a season of waiting, preparation, and anticipation. In Advent, the church remembers Jesus’ birth inaugurating the kingdom of God coming to earth. As a church we do our best to live out Jesus’ vision of the kingdom of God. And, we anticipate a day when Christ shall return and the kingdom shall come “on earth as it is in heaven.” Kris will lead us in exploring how some have anticipated Jesus’ second Advent, and also connecting our present time to the pre-Christian era where we/they live in a world that is not as it should be and are longing for Christ to set things right.
Wednesday, December 10 • Sanctuary
Folk Advent Service
Join us for live bluegrass music with the Appalachian Consort, shared time of carol singing, and storytelling with Jessica West, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Mars Hill University.
Wednesday, December 17 • 6:00 p.m. • Dining Room
The Advent Lovefeast is a beloved tradition that is an integral part of our Advent celebrations. Join us for this warm and inviting service of candles, carols, and community. As we gather around the tables in the dining room, we will share stories, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy the traditional Moravian buns and hot chocolate, followed by the lighting of our candles of love and faith.
Prior to the Advent LoveFeast, enjoy hot apple cider, and beautiful music in the Atrium provided by our Academy for the Arts Cello Ensemble. These fine students are members of the cello studio of academy teacher, Frances Duff. Music will begin at 5:15 p.m.