Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Advent Bible Study
Pastor Richard will begin a new Advent Bible Study on December 5. Advent has been called the Time Between, because the people of God live in the time between the first coming of Christ, incognito in the stable of Bethlehem, and his second coming, in glory, to judge (make things right). Advent is a time of both the now and the not-yet, a theme found throughout Scripture. Pastor Richard will take a look at various Advent scriptures and will discuss how we can live powerfully and in hope in the midst of the Advent tension. There will also be a lesson on the Christmas story before the study concludes.
When is Gay Christian 101 going to be taught again?
Each year Pastor Richard teaches "Gay Christian 101" in the spring and fall. This class discusses the six "clobber" passages that are used to oppress LGBTQ people. After teaching on those six verses, then Pastor Richard turns attention to the positive and affirming Scriptures for LGBTQ Christians and looks at potential LGBTQ role models in the Bible. Gay Christian 101 is one of fundamental Bible studies at Spirit of the Cross. This class has been spiritually rewarding to many, including family members and allies of LGBTQ folks. Spring 2019 is the next time the class will be taught. Once the dates are finalized (look for it around the time of Easter), it will be posted on the church's website weeks in advance.