10/24/21

Church & Fandoms…Communities & Canons
 
If you are a Trekkie, or participate in the fan communities of others cultural phenomena like Dr. Who, Star Wars, or Twilight & Harry Potter…then you know how serious people can take shows and characters and storylines and their meanings.
 
In fact, if you are a Christian, you know this already in a different way, right? 
 
And there are fascinating parallels between the two. We will be discussing an episode of Decoder Ring, which delves into a specific controversy within the fan community of the BBC Show Sherlock…to see if looking closely at it might also help us see some things about ourselves more clearly. You can listen in advance here.
 
(Content Note: This podcast episode discusses sexuality and specific sexual behaviors, as well as sexual assault, in relationship to the characters of the show and their fans. Please take care of yourself and choose what is right for you in listening.)
 
 


Budget graphic

10/17/21

Budget graphic
Here’s your chance to dive deep into the finances of the congregation and to ask any questions that you might have before the congregational meeting on November 14. The Peace finance team will be available to discuss the council’s approved ministry plan for 2022 and the outlook for 2021 and beyond. We hope you can join us Sunday Oct 17 at 1:00 pm on Zoom.


10/3/21

Reflecting on the Church Year: This week our worship planners are gathering to consider the whole new church year that is coming soon. All are invited to join them via zoom for a time of reflection on how the church keep’s time, and what times in the church’s year are most precious to us. See the link in our weekly newsletter or email us.


9/19//21 & 9/26/21

The Bible and Climate Change: We discuss parts one and two of the two-part series from The Salt Project podcast Strange New World, “The Bible and Climate Change” — rethinking scripture from the ground up in the face of the greatest global challenge in human history. In part one, we start with Genesis, and uncover how “climate change” — though it’s never mentioned in the Bible — is on virtually every page. In episode two, we explore what Jesus has to do with climate change, zeroing in on his last public teaching, the final words he wants ringing in our ears. Listen to the podcasts here: Episode 1 Episode 2


3/28/21 2 Peter

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


3/14/21 Jude

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


3/7/21 Titus

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


2/28/21 Philemon

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


2/21/21 2 Thess.

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.