The Genesis Class is a class for engaged and married couples, for twenty and thirty year olds. They have various teachers who lead them in studying a variety of topics, from Biblical lessons to contemporary Christian issues. The Genesis Class is committed to growing together in faith through learning, service and fellowship. We meet at 11:00am in Room 205.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Genesis Class Update for 1/2/2011

Genesis Class,
Heath led us in yet another riveting discussion on John. We discussed the often quoted “Let he who has no sin cast the first stone” statement made by Christ when confronted with an adulterous woman. As usual, the depth of conversation far exceeds what one might think of alone. Next week focuses on John 9-10 if you want to read before class begins, and we will finish the video for this week since we ran out of time.
The after Christmas party is next Saturday starting at 4pm at Brad & Kristin's. Please RSVP with them as soon as possible and include the potluck dish you plan to bring. The gift exchange starts at 6pm so make sure you bring a white elephant gift individually or as a couple.
The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 6th. In the past we have had super bowl parties; however, we need feedback as to whether or not people are interested in a party this year. Please let me know your thoughts. We
have been invited to join the Twenty Somethings if we choose.

Winter Fest is Saturday, February 5th. I need to respond to the coordinator by Tuesday. She needs volunteeers for 7:45 - 9am and 11 - 12:30 still. Courtney and Kristin have volunteered for the second shift so far.
It is the time of year where officer changes occur. The class has elected to have minimal “officers” in order to circumvent the assumed authority in the class. Basically we are breaking the officers down to a president, co/vice president (to assist in the president's absence and however else they choose to divide responsibilities), and teaching coordinators with one overseeing the big picture of teaching. Brad Shipman has volunteered to keep the hospitality portion of the class, and Heath and Courtney have volunteered to be one of the teaching coordinators. Presidential duties are not difficult but they do require diligence so please discuss the responsibility with your spouse. I can say that it has been a rewarding experience, and I would encourage anyone with the desire to take the reins. The president duties basically include announcements and attendance in class and communication between the class and church administration or people requesting our assistance and with the other officers. The president has also assisted with coordinating socials, missions, hospitality, and lessons in the past, but we are hoping that the overall teaching coordinator will take care of the lesson part. We are happy to have as many teaching coordinators as are interested, and once we know who all is interested they can decide how to divide the year. We will begin the transfer of responsibility in early February, but we will need candidate offers within the next two weeks as the church has requested contact information for all classes so please begin thinking of this soon and respond ASAP.

Joys and Concerns:
Daniel and Kimie are in their second trimester! She is due in June!
Courtney's friend Trica has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and will have to be treated with chemotherapy.
Brad's cousin will have to have surgery for the growth on his pancreas, but it was benign.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We are looking forward to 2011 with the Genesis Class!

Jeff and Amanda

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