Have you been wondering how to get involved this fall at SFC? Here are several great opportunities to get you thinking, develop relationships, and learn to “weave a fabric of care” through your life. Check out these opportunities:
Meeting for Study @ 9:30am Sunday Mornings:
OPPORTUNITY 1: “The Church, the Bible, and the LGBTQ Community” Together, we will read and discuss seven books over the course of nine months. The purpose of this class is to make us better able to live into Jesus’s great command: to love God and love our neighbors. Co-facilitated by Sally Enns (Elder) and John Pattison (Clerk of the Meeting), this class will meet in the Green Room starting Sept. 20.
Books to be discussed:
Love is an Orientation (Sept. 27 – Oct. 25)
A Letter to My Congregation (Nov. 1 – 22)
Oriented to Faith (Nov. 29 – Dec. 16)
Washed & Waiting (Jan. 10-24)
Redeeming Sex (Feb. 7- March 6)
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (March 13 – 20, April 3-10)
Torn (April 17-May 22)
Final Wrap Up (May 29)
OPPORTUNITY 2: “We Make the Road by Walking” Together, we will explore what a difference an honest living, growing faith can make in our world today. Organized around the traditional church year, this study will give us an overview of the entire Bible and guide the group through rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth. Each week will include reading scripture together, study time, and queries to ponder throughout the week. Facilitated by Pastor Bob Henry, this class will begin on Oct. 4. at 9:30am in room 10 (classroom wing).
Other Opportunities @ SFC
Pastor Bob’s Book Study: This year’s theme is “Homecoming!” On Thursday nights (6:30-8:30pm) grab a cup of coffee and prepare for a great conversation @ Main Street Bistro, in Silverton, where we will be looking at the following books:
- C.S. Lewis’s classic “The Great Divorce” (Oct. 22. 29, Nov. 5, 12)
- Henri Nouwen’s classic “The Return of the Prodigal Son” (Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11)
- N.T. Wright’s “Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.” (April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12)
Women’s Evening Fellowship: Tuesdays 7pm (@ The Hudson’s home – Mt. Angel) Contact Deborah Climer for more information The study will be Finding Healthy.
- About “Finding Healthy”: Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better. In this eight-session video Bible study Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This study is for every woman who wants to find emotional health and the true purpose for her life.
Ladies Bible Study: Tuesday 9am (@SFC) Study: Finding Healthy – See above for description (starting September 29, 2015) Contact Laurel Summers for more information.
Community Dinner: Every 3rd Wednesday 4:30pm (@ First Christian) Contact Mark Rediske for more information.
For Children and Youth
Children’s Church (Kindergarten – 5th grades) will continue to take place during our Sunday Meeting for Worship. Children are dismissed after the children’s message and during the sermon for lessons from the Scriptures, fun activities, crafts, and snacks. Contact Deborah Climer for more information.
Wyldlife (for 6-8th grade youth) – Every Other Saturday 7-8pm (@ Mark Twain Gym during the school year) – Contact Rebecca & Kevin Ortega (2015 dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 7, 21, December 5, 19)
SFC Youth Coffee Hour (6th – 12th grades) – Sunday 9:30-10:30am will now be joining in the “We Make the Road by Walking” class facilitated by Pastor Bob in room 10 (classroom wing).
Bible Quizzing (for Jr. and Sr. High Youth) – Contact Erin & Tracy Wilson for more information.