So what happens at a
"Lent Sunday Night?"
Sundays, Feb. 22, Mar, 8, 15, 22 (skipping Mar. 1)
6:00-6:40 p.m. Come to 'the Supper Room" in Fellowship Hall for a light supper (sloppyjoes, spaghetti, etc.)
> No charge for the dinner (donation basket available)
"The Supper Room"
Lenten Class, Sundays 6:45-7:55 p.m.
This year our pastor is offering two separate 2-session classes during Lent:
"2 for 2"
2 separate two-week Lenten Studies:
Feb. 22 & Mar. 8:
"Books that Didn't Make It into the Bible, and Why"
Bible Study on "Galatians"
Sun., Feb. 22 & Sun., Mar. 8 (skipping Mar. 1) "Books that Didn't Make it into the Bible, and Why?"
How did Christians decide which books got into the New Testament? And what about all the ones that didn't? Should we care about them? Session 1 explains the process of deciding which books were considered essential and which were not. It also lists a number of books that have been discovered that speak of Jesus and his life and mission.
The second session looks particularly at the Gospel of Thomas a case study for inclusion/exclusion from the Scriptures. The participant will gain a basic understanding of the criteria the Christian community has used throughout its history to include or exclude books from the Bible.
Sun., Mar. 15 & Mar. 22
"Bible Study of the New Testament Letter to the Galatians"
Paul's Letter to the Galatians is simple and complex. Simple, because it focuses on a single objective, telling its original readers that God's actions through Jesus Christ are decisive and sufficient. Complex, because Paul's train of thought can be hard to follow, and specific details about the situation in Galatia strike many modern people as peculiar. Although some find Galatians difficult to understand, this letter's history demands that we read and consider it. The impact that Galatians has had on Christian theology, especially during and since the Protestant Reformations, cannot be overstated. This makes it one of the most influential documents ever written. This two-session study explores the letter's background and contents that set the stage for considering its ongoing relevance for Christian faith and life.
Register for the 'the Supper Room," the class—OR BOTH—by signing the registration poster on the Parlor bulletin board at the church, or call or email the church office.
How to register
for classes or supper or both
Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.
Artist Concert Series presents
Bassoon & Percussion Duo
The Col Legno Duo takes its name from the Italian musical term meaning “with the wood”. Col Legno mainly features the combination of bassoon and marimba but also presents unique pairings of bassoon with various percussion instruments. Amy Pollard (bassoon) and Scott Pollard(marimba/percussion) have performed and presented clinics together to both national and international acclaim. “’Col Legno’ performs an intriguing array of repertoire and plays with great finesse and creativity, presenting a program that is both entertaining and moving.” —
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Prof. of Bassoon, Univ. of Texas
Plan on pancakes on Tuesday, February 17 ("Shrove Tuesday" ) (That's the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday.) From 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tue. Feb. 17th our middle and high school youth groups will be hosting a pancake supper to help fund their summer mission trip to Indianapolis. Join us for delicious pancakes and all the fixings! Tickets will be available on Sundays following worship in February as well as at the door that day.
Safe Sitting Babysitting Classes are scheduled for Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fairview Park Wellness Center 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River. The cost is $50.00 per student. Students aged 11-13, will learn childcare essentials with a focus on safety in a fun and interactive class. Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized babysitting program, taught by me, your parish nurse Cathi Patton and my parish nurse colleague, Jane. Classes fill-up fast! To register, call 440-356-0670 and select opinion 5 or Register online at fairviewhospital.org/wellnesscenter
You can have the comfort and friendship of membership. Joining a church provides you with a "spiritual home" and friendships with people of all ages. "Seekers' Classes" are our avenue for membership — this series of three informal, informative classes (led by our pastor) reveal what Presbyterian Christians have in common with other Christians, and what is unique about us. Class participants are not obligated to commit to membership. Free childcare is available with advance notice.
The next series of Seekers' Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and 10 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the church Parlor. To reserve your spot, speak with the pastor or write "Seekers" next to your name and contact information in the Fellowship Register that will be circulated during the offering or call the church office at (440) 333-4888.
Christmas Eve Candle Light Services
5 p.m. ~~~~ 7 p.m. ~~~~ 10 p.m.
Seekers Classes are for "joiners" and "learners" Our pastor will offer a 3-week series of informal classes for anyone who wants to join with this church or simply wants to learn more about the Presbyterian Church and the Christian tradition. The classes will occur on Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, and 28 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. at the church. Free childcare is available with advanced notice. To register, write "Seeker" next to your name when the Fellowship Register is passed during the service, or simply speak with Jon.
COMING EVENTS & DATES
Trash & Treasure Drop off Begins – Sunday September 21
Sorting Sunday – Sunday September 28 after Worship
Sorting Days – Monday September 29 to Friday October 3
Trash & Treasure Sale – Saturday October 4
Retreat at RRPC – “Blessed Are The Troubled”
Friday March 13 – Saturday March 14
Leading – Rev. Carol Duffy
Spring Gathering Tuesday May 5 (7-8:30 pm)
Speaker from Self Development of People & Election of Leaders
Church Wide Gathering – June 18 to June 22
Minneapolis, Minnesota Theme: One Body, One Spirit
Below is the the link for you to view/print the 2014 PC(USA) General Assembly In Brief.
This is an 86 MegaByte file so it will take a little while to download into your PDF viewer so please be patient.