We had a great turnout this last week so thanks to all who attended, it makes a much better class. We continued on with the series focusing on John. Heath continues to lead a compelling discussion on the subtleties of John and implications for understanding Christ more deeply. Our next lesson will be on John 5-6, so a reading before class would likely spur more discussion as many of the topics raised in class are difficult to respond to immediately. Most of us found ourselves reflecting in class experiencing difficulty in translating profound thoughts into words. This definitely feels like the bible study that we have been aiming for for the past several months, hopefully everyone is learning. -Jeff
We will not have class the following Sunday due to Welcome Home a Hero or the following Sunday (Dec. 26) due to one hour of worship at 11am.
Socials: Watch for an evite from Kristin for the After Christmas Party on Saturday, January 8.
Missions: Welcome Home a Hero Sunday, December 19th. Meet at the church at 7am. Please make sure Brad M. knows if you plan on attending so that he can contact you if anything changes.
Please let me know if you are able to help with Winterfest on February 5.
Joys and Concerns:
Ashley G's father is starting cancer treatment again. He has Non-Hodgkins's Lymphoma that has been in and out of remission.
Brad S's cousin was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Courtney's friend, ReJeanne took her daughter for a colonoscopy and they found a blockage. They think it might be cancer and are waiting for the pathology report.
Jeff and I will be traveling to New York this weekend to celebrate our 4th Anniversary. I also finish all of my hours tomorrow for graduate school. The ceremony is on our actual anniversary, Dec. 16.
Brad and Amanda celebrated 6 years on Dec. 4.
Cat and Daniel ran White Rock on Sunday.
Since we will be out of town, if someone could send a brief email to me so I can distribute to the class and take care of the folder for attendance and announcements, it would be greatly appreciated.