Hi folks, I hope you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend. I now attach the timetable for our Joshua studies.
I appreciate that some of you will only be able to attend 1 or 2 sessions, but you will be very welcome, whenever you can manage it. I have included the May 22nd on the timetable just for the sake of completeness.
Jean very kindly led our opening prayer last time. Just a reminder — if any others would like to do an opening prayer, let me know. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated! You will see that the Joshua series has 12 sessions and we may well later decide to have a break halfway through with something else, before resuming Joshua. Look forward to seeing you here in June. Geoff.
LIFEBUILDER SERIES — JOSHUA
Meetings once a month on Thursdays, from 7.30pm – 9pm, ending with light refreshments.
Group Leader: Geoffrey Scarlett
May 22nd: Session 1 — God’s Call and my insecurity : Joshua 1.
June 26th: Session 2 — Life-changing Faith : Joshua 2.
July 24th: Session 3 — Remembering what God has done : Joshua 3,1 — 5,12
August 21st: Session 4 — Claiming God’s Victories : Joshua 5,13 — 6,27
September 25th: Session 5 — Defeat, Confession and Victory : Joshua 7 — 8
October 16th: Session 6 — Deceived : Joshua 9.
Many thanks to all volunteer hosts. May we also pray for Colin’s house group and members.
On Thursday 22nd May at 7:00pm. we will be starting a new study course based upon Old Jestament book of Joshua. This will be slightly different for us as we usually have studied courses set on a theme, rather than biblical study. Graham and Geoffrey looked around for something different based upon the Old Testament and we then choose Joshua. This promises to be interesting if I remember when I last read some of the things that happened in the book of Joshua.
We would be very pleased to see new faces in our group. We are trying to encourange many of our friends to view church as more than a Sunday Morning thing both in terms of secular and pastoral activities, and particularly in terms of being in one of the small house groups, where is far more easier to get to know different people. Geoffrey’s group normally meets about once a month in the evening. There are about 10 of us. We enjoy meeting in one of four or five homes, where we enjoy hospitality, tea, coffee and cakes. We do not lack noisy and excitable friends as well as quiet listeners. I prefer these small discussion groups to Sunday Morning Worship where I tend to fidget. Small groups are more about people. Please come along, you are very welcome.
We completed the last week of the advent course yesterday. Twelve of us attended. May we take the opportunity to thank Geoffrey for his efforts and to Pam for hosting us. Many people think that church members are indoctrinated into a single fixed doctrine of belief. The thoughts and ideas expessed here clearly exposed a wide range of interpretation and belief. We will be reconvening to start a five week session course between February and April to which you are welcome. Please speak to Geoffrey for more information.
Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.