Adult or Intergenerational Studies
Lunch and Learn Meets Online
Salem’s Thursday lunchtime study is continuing online, and we certainly welcome people to join us, even if it is just to sample, or to come in and out as their schedule allows.
To take part, please email John Seraphine at heatherhopefarm.com. He will then send you an invitation for the Zoom sessions.
We Zoom together each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., and try to keep our sessions to about an hour. During the month of May we will be discussing “Authority and Charisma.” We will learn to notice the tensions between institutional authority’s bias for stability and the prophetic and charismatic bias for disruption and change. We will see this tension at work in families, society, and religion; and explore how the tensions can best be resolved in a healthy balance.
Join us, won’t you
Your Invitation to Try a New Online Bible Study, The first meeting on April 14 was a great success with about 15 people taking part. There's always room for you!
Everyone is invited to try out the new, experimental Northern Illinois Online Bible Study. This study will build on the excellent, free, online materials at Yale Divinity Bible Study (check it out at https://yalebiblestudy.org/
We are asking people to click the “Courses” tab on that site and watch the brief video for the first session of the course “Reading the Bible.” After you check out that video, join us for a ZOOM meeting of our new group at 7 p.m. on Easter Monday, April 13.
We will introduce ourselves, brainstorm a bit about this new project, and then discuss that first session of the Yale course.
Our aim is to use this time of being shut-ins to build enthusiasm for reading the Bible as a doorway into a living faith of a community that strives not to judge others, but to bring them together in Christ.
To join the ZOOM meeting write to John Seraphine at email@example.com for the link to the meeting and instructions on how to connect for audio by telephone.
Household Dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd
What is a household dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd? A household dedication is a ceremony in your home in which you ask Jesus to guide and protect your family in a special way. In other words, you invite Jesus to be the Shepherd of your home. Look for the Household Dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd insert in this newsletter. Pick up a copy of the dedication in the Narthex