Tuesday Spiritual Studies

“Shepherd, Soldier, Sinner, Sovereign: The Life of David”

Tuesday: Additional week Thursday November 18 7:00-8:15pm

Few, if any figures from the Scripture have been larger than David. His epic rise from shepherd boy, to mighty warrior, to beloved and beleaguered king, as well as his tragic flaws, make him one of the Bible’s most compelling characters. Throughout this unit, we will look at some of the major episodes from David’s story arc, reflecting on the timeless spiritual lessons they offer us in concerns such as our relationships with God and others, the use of power, and personal ambition.

Coming in Late November!

 Our next Spiritual Exploration unit will be Advent-themed and begin on Tuesday, November 30.

 “Oh, Baby!”: Characters in the Advent and Christmas Stories

 Tuesdays: November 30, December 7, 14 and 21

7:00-8:15pm

Angels, shepherds and kings are just some of the characters we find in the Gospel stories surrounding Jesus’ birth. Over the course of these weeks, we will explore a number of these characters, examining their words and actions, exploring their role and importance from a literary, theological and spiritual perspective, and discussing how they might speak to us in our time and place.

Prayer and Meditation

Wednesday Prayer and Meditation will take place on November 3 and 17 at 7pm and will take place twice per month most, if not each month until August 2022.

Bible Study

Thursday- Bible Study sessions, also continuing on Zoom at 4 PM. Participation in this has significantly increased since going online, another sign of how many of our community are using this time of necessary distancing wisely and well for the benefit of their spiritual lives. To join us with your computer, tablet, smart phone or phone contact office.fpchurch@gmail.com for details.

Thursday Bible Study will be held on the following dates in November at 4pm:

Thursday, November 11

Thursday, November 18

Those on our email list will continue to receive details on times and how to participate in all our offerings from the Church Office either on the day of or day before each gathering. To join our list sign-up on our homepage.

 

Still Speaking Seminar: Upcoming dates TBA

The Still Speaking Seminar meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:30 to 9 pm via Zoom.  Its purpose is to look at a variety of modern intellectuals’ thinking on issues of faith, morals and justice as they relate to our spiritual tradition.  Topics rotate in response to the interests of the group.

The name Still Speaking Seminar is a play on the UCC’s slogan “God is Still Speaking” and is intended to  highlight our view that faith is constantly renewing itself and presenting fresh insights in the present moment.  We will continue to use our  format of a video exploration of some aspect of  modern thought from an authoritative source, followed by discussion.  No preparation is required; additional background material will be available for those interested in deeper explorations of the ideas under consideration.  The group is coordinated by Richard Smith and Steve Carhart.  If you are not already on our email list and would like to receive regular notifications of topics and Zoom invitations, contact us at 978-590-7497 (Dick) or 978-407-8454 (Steve).