Hello Genesis Class,
Happy New Year! I'm going to do this week's email in reverse order...
There was a concern--Jessica's grandmother has H1N1 Flu.
Our next class social will be an After the Holidays White Elephant Gift Exchange at the Wrights' house, Saturday, January 23 starting at 7. Jessica sent out the details in an email on Monday. Please let her know if you can make it, so that they can plan accordingly. I'm sure that you each got something good that you won't mind re-gifting! :)
There is still an opportunity to step up and volunteer for one of the class officer positions. Please let me know by email if you are interested in one or more of the positions, and we'll hold elections, and move toward a peaceful transition of power...
Last Sunday, Courtney led a discussion for the chapter "God's Plan for Sexual Intimacy" from the Making Love Last a Lifetime series (thanks, Courtney).
Beginning this Sunday, Kristin and Brad Shipman will be facilitating our class discussions on a series of topics that the entire congregation will be going through at the same time. Below is a note from Kristin about the series:
Next week the series of 5 Practices of a Fruitful Congregation begins. Every group or Sunday School class will be participating for the next 5 weeks. This week and next week every family is supposed to be picking a packet at church. If you are not able to pick up your packet it will be mailed to you (But at a significant cost to the church if they have to mail too many so pick them up if you are able please). The packet will include a devotional book with daily devotionals related to the subject for the week. They are one page front and back and very short. We are supposed to start reading them next Sunday for the next 5 weeks. I want to also encourage everyone who can to attend "Big Church" so they can hear Clayton's sermon series that will be going along with the lesson. In class there will be a video with each lesson and brain-storming sessions utilizing questions that will be provided. Our answers will be submitted to a church-wide committee and actions will be taken with the ideas that pass the committees. I hope that everyone will come and participate so we can represent the young adults in this church and possibly grow our group within in the church and the community.