Last Sunday, we continued our "Confronting the Controversies" series with Cale leading the discussion on homosexuality. We watched the video clip from Adam Hamilton, and then read through the references in the United Methodist's Book of Disciplines, and a few verses from the Bible as part of our class discussion. This week, Heath May will be leading the class discussion on gun violence. Thanks, Heath, for volunteering to lead class this week! On that note, we need a volunteer (or volunteers) to lead class on Nov 8, and Dec 13. You are welcome to select your own topic, or pick one of the remaining "Controversies" in Adam Hamilton's series. Please send a reply to me or the Welborns if you would like to take one of those Sundays.
We welcomed 4 new visitors and 2 returning visitors in class this week! Daniel and Christy Carlo have been coming for the last 3 or 4 weeks (sorry, I don't think I introduced you when you first visited). We also had first time visitors Danny and Anne Ledbetter, and Hayley Hall and Jerod Hangartner who are engaged to be married at FUMCR in February. It was great to meet you all, and we hope to see you again!
Our social committee will be firing up soon to get our next social event on the calendar (can't go too long without a social!), so if you have any ideas you can send them to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org From what I understand, there were some plans being made at the last social, but I haven't heard anything official... :)
We had a few concerns in class this week:
Jessica Wright has a stress line fracture in her foot, which means no running for a while.
Sean Collins' uncle passed away.
Daniel Carlo's father has discovered a tumor, and is waiting for further diagnosis.
The Fletchers are travelling to France (ok, that's a joy, I think, but pray for safe travel!).
The Welborns are also travelling this weekend, to NYC!