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15th Sunday after Pentecost
Church in the Park
Come join us at Red Sunset Park 2403 NE Red Sunset Dr. (Off Hogan Drive, Between Stark & Division) Service starts at 11 am with a Potluck Lunch to follow
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Speaker –
Proverbs 1:20 -33, Mark 8: 27 -38
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Pastor –
Rev. Bruce Montgomery
James 3: 13 – 4:3, 7-8
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9: 38- 50
Sunday Worship—RUMC -11 am
CPUMC – 9:30 am
New Book Studies offered at Rockwood and Cherry Park.
I will be offering a Fall study on a book by Marcus Borg, entitled “Convictions”. This will be an eleven week study which will begin in October and November, and will conclude the last week in January. We will take a short break during December to allow for a three week Advent Study. Classes will be held at Cherry Park UMC on Wednesday afternoons beginning October 7th (time TBA), and at Rockwood UMC on Sundays, beginning October 11th at 12:15.
“Convictions” is Marcus Borg’s last book. For those of you who have studied some of Marcus’ other works, this study will also give you hope for the work of the church in our modern age. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Marcus Borg shared his “convictions” about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation. He shares his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters most in a time and age that seems to be distracted by topics that are not essential, and are basically non-starters, for the Christian message of grace and hope offered by Jesus. You can order this book either as a hardback copy or an electronic copy online, or pick up a hardback copy from Rev. Myers for $ 16.00. Be careful not to order an advanced copy of this book that will available as a paperback version in March.
You can also look forward to a second study by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan for Advent this year entitled, “The First Christmas.” Rev. Myers ordered a number of second hand copies of this book that will be available to class participants for $4.50. Or you can order a new copy online. This study will help us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts of the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.
You can also look forward to our Lenten Study in February and March, followed by a Reconciling Ministry study that will be offered in the Spring.