Adult Bible Study

Join us on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room or

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Choose the time that is most convenient for you!

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These past two weeks we have explored how JOY is more than a feeling; it is an act of faith. We might feel joy when we witness an impressive sunset, toast the hope of newlyweds, or hear the laughter of children. Scripture invites us to experience joy as more than a passive response. Instead, we are urged to practice joy as a faithful choice. Joy does not depend on our present circumstances; rather, it trusts in God’s current presence and future promises fulfilled… In the end, the practice of joy is not just for our momentary happiness. It is far more: a lifelong practice of faithfulness that God is in our midst and will lead us to the future still to come.

This week we wrap up our discussion on the “Practice of Joy” but hopefully not end our individual commitment to seeing and practicing joy in our lives.  In this fourth and final session we will explore how we can “practice joy in all times.”  We know there are times in everyone’s life when joy feels impossible.  Whether from our own errors, the choices of other, or the systems around us, the present feels grim at best; at its worst, the future shows no end in sight.  It is precisely then that our practice of joy bears its greatest fruit.  

The same materials will be used at both gatherings.  Discussion will be led different weeks by Pastor Jamie and Rev. Linda. The Adult Reflection Guide is available in the office.  Please contact the church office for a Zoom invitation.