ADULT FELLOWSHIP & BIBLE STUDY

On Campus Classes currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Join us on ZOOM instead!

Adults of all ages meet on Sunday mornings from 8:15-9:00am via ZOOM
to discuss scriptures and life applications to encourage spiritual growth in our everyday lives.

Join us! You are ALWAYS welcome!

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Questions about Adult Education? Want to get involved?
Contact: Kris Goorsky, Director of Christian Formation, kris@immanuelpc.org

NEW SERIES — NEW TIME!

Sundays: 8:15-9:00am

April 11 – May 2 

A Crazy, Holy Grace
The Healing Power of Pain and Memory

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by Frederick Buechner

Contact: Kris Goorsky, Director of Christian Formation, kris@immanuelpc.org

INTRODUCTION

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Each of us experiences pain. That’s part of being human. Though time really does help to heal wounds, nothing can erase our memories. In the four-week study “A Crazy, Holy Grace”, by Frederick Buechner, we will learn about the healing power of those memories and about how to use past graces from God to close old wounds. Study questions and prompts, which are included for each of Buechner’s essays, will lead us into discussions about letting go, the power of hidden secrets, rising from the ruins, and listening for the quiet voice of God.
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INTRODUCTION VIDEO
CLASS SCHEDULE

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Session 1 – April 11

The Gates of Pain

In this session, Michael Poteet discusses how Buechner models engaging the Bible with our full range of emotions and how God can bring value our of our pain. This session features a clip from Buechner’s sermon “The Stewardship of Pain” where he discusses the parable of the talents and how pain can transform into healing.
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Session 2 – April 18

A Crazy, Holy Grace

In this session titled “A Crazy, Holy Grace”, Michael Poteet explores the way Buechner’s theme of God speaking to us through the event in our lives. This session features a clip from Buechner’s sermon “What It Means to Grow Up” where Buechner discusses what we are called to be in this present moment.
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Session 3 – April 25

The Magical Room of Memory

In this session titled “The Magical Room of Mystery”, Michael Poteet discusses how Buechner uses memory and imagination to hear God’s voice and how we can do the same. This session features a clip from his sermon “What It Means to Grow Up” where Buechner explores how God’s voice is present in the individual moments of our lives.
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Session 4 – May 2

The Struggle and Hope of Memory

In this session titled “The Struggle and Hope of Memory”, Michael Poteet discusses Buechner’s exploration of doubt and hope through the lens of grief and personal loss. This session features a clip from his sermon “A Moment of Grace” where Buechner talks about a moment of unexpected grace from the life of Maya Angelou.

Adult Education Facilitators: Pastor John, Kris Goorsky, and the Teaching Team

We are looking forward to being on campus again soon!

Adult Education class gathering, Pastor John Tittle Class Facilitator
Pastor John Tittle, Adult Education Class Facilitator
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 2
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 1
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 3