Friends meets the second Saturday of every month at 7:30 pm. This is a multigenerational group that enjoys board game and card games while socializing and having fun in a relaxed environment.
All are welcome!
Sunday's at 9 am in the fellowship hall
Participants will read lessons and learn about the Bible using The Present Word
an excerpt from the PCUSA store:
The Present Word is an in-depth Bible study for adults that dives deep into God’s Word, studying the Bible over a six-year period and focusing on a specific theme each quarter. Adults read the Participant Book lesson during the week and a no-prep Leader’s Guide provides instructions to lead a 45- minute session. Worship leaflets are also available to wrap the session in prayer and song. Designed by an ecumenical collaborative so that participants in multiple denominations are studying the same passages together, the goals of The Present Word curriculum are to engage in a serious study of Scripture in order to discover its deeper meaning and how it is relevant to our world today.
Sunday school kicks off September 11! We are excited to start a new year in a new way! We will be using a rotation type style to learn one Bible story each month using Growing in God's Love A Story Bible and the corresponding curriculum. Each week the lesson will be explored in a unique and fun way including art, games, activities, video's and acting. This new way of exploring the Bible allows learners to explore and experience the lessons using a verity of learning styles.
Sunday school is held during the second 2/3 of the church service all but the first Sunday of the month.
Our exciting and fun Wednesday Night Program resumes September 14th with a carnival to welcome all our families new and old!
Our WNP will be a little different this year as well. We will be splitting the groups a little differently and allowing more time for active learning. You can register online as well as sign up for a monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the fun things going on!
Stitches by Anne Lamott
Thursdays at 1:30 PM (6 Weeks)
Where: At Church
What: A time to talk about the reading with conversations guided by Pastor Rob but really directed by what the group got out of the reading. Pastor Rob will have some questions to ask, starting each week with a prayer and then asking, “What jumped out at you from this chapter?”
Mood: Hopeful, but with time for sharing painful and sad moments.
Open to anyone, if you need assistance getting a book please let Wendi know.
About the Book:
What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.
It’s in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor (ISBN-13: 978-0062024350)
Wednesdays at 5:45 During WNP (10 Weeks)
Where: Wherever the group can comfortably meet away from kids and eat dinner.
What: A time to study and think differently about darkness (and difficult times). We also plan to eat together since it’s going to be at dinner time (maybe potluck, maybe bring in food, maybe find a restaurant or bar).
Mood: Thinking and feeling together, with a bit of vulnerability and naming struggles.
Week 1: Read the Introduction beforehand.
About the Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.
Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that we need to move away from our “solar spirituality” and ease our way into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.
With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.
Copyright © 2022 First Presbyterian Church of Leclaire - All Rights Reserved.