There is a new adventure planned for FUMC, The January Freeze. We are going to offer some short, intensive-style classes or groups for three weeks in January. (We called it January Freeze to coincide with the weather this time of year.)
The highlight of our January Freeze will be a visit from Dr. Cheryl Anderson. Dr. Anderson is Professor of Old Testament at Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She will be present with us during worship on Sunday, Jan. 20, and offering a presentation at 2pm that afternoon.
Here is what will be offered during January Freeze Sunday School from 9:40 to 10:30am:
Church in Turmoil: The United Methodist Church has been in turmoil over human sexuality for nearly 50 years. So much so, the bishops of the church have called a special General Conference scheduled to meet this February. Multiple proposals will be presented and the 880 clergy delegates will need to select a proposal or develop something on their own. How will their decisions effect United Methodists? Join Jim Searls for a three-week series of presentations and discussion about the plans.
The Good Book as a Good Read: Often Christ-followers read the Bible as if it were a rule book filled with do’s and don’ts. While it’s true there are some laws in the Bible, the majority of its content is a collection of stories, songs and poems. Lead by Rev. Brad on January 13th and 20th, come to a lively dialogue about reading the Bible less as a teaching manual and embracing it more as an experience which reflects our humanity and God’s divinity.
If you have questions, contact Heidi DeMoss