Sunday Morning Classes

Living in a World Filled with Differences – 

         Sundays at 10:30 in the Skylight Room   September 25 and October 2

What does Christian faith teach us about how we are to live with the reality of diversity in our families, communities and world?  Jesus surrounded himself with people who were different from each other.  Jews, non-Jews, women, and outcasts were included into his company.  Join Pastor Brad and Pastor Betsey for an exploration of this important question.

 

Seeking Refuge: Christian Responsibility for the Care of Refugees – 

Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Skylight Room

God’s people have been charged with serving the most vulnerable among us – and refugees from countries torn apart by war are some of the most vulnerable people among us (not to mention the most courageous, creative, and inspirational.)  What can we do in the face of such overwhelming need?  Come to this series to learn about the current crisis, about refugees living in or coming to Spokane, and about practical ways you can help.

October 23: “Bringing Relief in Spokane”  Mark Kadel, Director, World Relief Spokane

October 30: “Fostering Refugee Youth”  Lisa Johnson, Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Parent Recruiter, Lutheran Community Services

November 6: “Entering the World of the Refugee: Stories of Resettlement”  Oetje Madany, Social Worker and Refugee Advocate, Renton, WA

November 13: “The Biblical Charge to Care”  A Bible Study led by Pastor Betsey Moe

Recommended Reading: Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis by Stephen Bauman – featuring stories of refugee work in Spokane 

 

Sunday Morning Bible Fellowship: Letters written by the Apostle Paul – 

Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 4

The class is a perfect companion experience to worship.   Drop in occasionally or come every week for lively discussion, prayer and fellowship. Class members often follow up their hour of study with worship at 10:30 a.m.  Follow the class blog at https://hamblensundaybible.wordpress.com/.   Leader: Bob Nofsinger

If God is Our Refuge……

Along with the psalmist, we proclaim that God is our refuge and strength; our relationship with Christ brings us comfort and hope.  But how do we bear witness to a God of refuge in a world that often feels insecure, unwelcoming, and unsafe?  This fall, we will explore our role as Christians in the current refugee crisis, as we ask questions about how our homes and our church might become places of refuge and sources of strength.

On-Going Classes

 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Samuel, Saul, and David – Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Skylight Room

Join Pastor Betsey this fall to learn more about the beginning of the era of Kings in Israel.  The class will explore the best-loved stories from 1 Samuel, including the Call of Samuel and the Showdown between David and Goliath.  The Wednesday morning Bible Study is open to men and women of all ages, and free childcare is offered.

 

Date Nights for (Younger) Married Couples

Each month, couples are given the opportunity to go out on a date while their kids enjoy a safe and fun evening here at church — at no cost to the parents! Childcare drop-off is from 5:50-6:00; at that point, couples gather in the Skylight Room for fellowship and a brief discussion. At 6:30, couples head out on individual dates equipped with some optional discussion questions based on the group time. Childcare pick-up is at 8:30 p.m.

 

Fridays, September 16, October 21 and November 18

RSVP by emailing Pastor Betsey the Tuesday before the Date Night.

 

Many of our classes are recorded! Listen to an audio recording in our archive.