Salvation Means Creation Healed

Tuesdays, September 14-November 9, 7:00-8:30 pm

This nine-week course for children, adults and families will highlight simpler things we can do to be stewards of God’s abundant and beautiful Creation. We will start out with a fun hands-on workshop to create your own nutrition-rich soils from organic matter to compost them naturally and organically (kids love this!). We will then follow through with a Creation Care book study (eight weeks) utilizing the book “Salvation Means Creation Healed”. We will have copies of the book available for purchase. Co-Leaders: Bob and Michele Prud’homme. Sign-up in advance HERE. Questions: Contact Robert Prud’homme at bobp@rofum.org, 248-765-1761 or Michele Prud’homme at mprudhomme@comcast.net, 248-765-0776.

 

Time of Reflection

Wednesdays
September 22 through November 10
6:30-7:30 pm

In our very busy lives, we often struggle to slow down and spend time with God. For this class, we will meet for an hour once a week for eight weeks from 6:30-7:30 pm. During this hour, we will have some time of silence and use the process of Lectio Divina (a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word to hear the scripture in new and interesting ways). The timing of this class will work for anyone bringing their children to Holy COW. Co-Leaders: Bridget Nelson and Jennifer Tripoli. Sign up in advance HERE. Questions: Contact Bridget Nelson at bnelson@rofum.org or 248-632-2504.

Apocryphal Tales:
Reading Between the Testaments

Wednesdays
September 29-November 3
6:30-8:00 pm

This will be a reading and discussion group covering the “apocrypha” the books that appear in some versions of the Old Testament but not in our Bibles. This includes the Additions to Daniel, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, and Sirach. Every week on Wednesdays for six weeks, we will read and discuss a different book or parts of a book. The goal of this class is to increase your knowledge of the world of the biblical authors. Leader: Joshua Wright. Sign-up in advance HERE. Questions: Contact Joshua Wright at msgrjosh@hotmail.com or 248-505-0094.

Church-Wide, One-Day Retreat –
Rooted in Apprenticeship

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

During this five-hour retreat, we will explore Jesus’ criteria for choosing his group of men and women disciples and learn how his holistic and integrated teaching approach of apprenticeship was designed to produce transformed and spiritually mature followers. We will practice apprenticeship by having fun fellowship, a shared meal, practical teaching, thoughtful discussion and small group break-outs to get to know one another on a deeper level where we share our reflections and explore what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus in the 21st century. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Co-Leaders: Pastor Jeff Nelson and Joyce Hollingsworth, Adult Discipleship Coordinator. Register in advance HERE. Questions: Joyce Hollingsworth at jhollingsworth@rofum.org or 312-330-7632.

Tuesday Women’s Fellowship and Book Study

Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm beginning September 14

This ongoing group consists of 10-20 adult women who meet with the purpose of fellowship with an emphasis on growing the role of faith in our lives. We often use a book as the focus of our weekly discussions. Questions: Contact Pam Belecki at pbelecki@wowway.com or 248-720-8990.

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