Adult Small Group Studies

Adult Small Group Studies

Presbyterian Women's Groups Fall Book Study, 2021

Presbyterian Women Book Study Invitation
"What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’’s Genealogy of Jesus" is the Horizon’s Bible study for 2021-22. Anyone interested in participating with women of the church is invited to attend one of the groups that will meet:

On the third Sunday of each month, the Sarah Circle group will meet, (beginning August 22nd) at 12:30pm in CE Room 220.

There will be a group meeting in Kerygma Room on the second Monday of each month at 12:30pm, beginning September 13th.

And a third option via Zoom at 5:30pm on the third Monday of each month is being considered.

If you are interested in one of these options, please email Libby at libbywhiteley@firstpresabq.org. If you are already participating and would like a study book, they can be found in the church office. A donation of $10 to cover the book cost is appreciated. 

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Small Group Fall 2021 Book Study, Begins October 6, 2021

How the Bible Actually Works – a six-week course featuring the Peter Enns book by the same name is coming in October via Zoom.   

Beginning October 6th, FPC will host a weekly Zoom book study on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm—6:30pm. The study will conclude on November 10th. This Zoom study group will be led by Libby Whiteley and Stephanie Urban.

“The Bible does not leave us with one consistent portrait of God, but a   collection of ancient and diverse portraits of how the various biblical writers understood God for their times. These biblical portraits of God are not there to test how clever we can be in making them all fit together nicely. They illustrate for us the need to accept the sacred responsibility of asking what God is like for us here and now.” (page 153)

Join us this fall as we dive into Pete Enns’ newest book which helps us think about how the Bible functions as a book of wisdom rather than as a rule book with all the answers, and why that’s such great news! Pete Enns is a Biblical scholar and professor at Eastern University who also hosts a podcast called “The Bible for Normal People.” With a sense of humor, he’s skilled at communicating without academic jargon - in ways that everyone can understand. He’s a great guide for this conversation and we hope you’ll join us.

If you plan to participate in this book study, please send an email to stephanieurban@firstpresabq.org and let me know. If you will need a copy of the book, please be sure to email me by September 19th. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.

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Tuesday Study and Prayer Group, New Book Study Starting June 22nd

The Tuesday Study and Prayer Group will start a study of “How to Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi on Tuesday, June 22. We will be combining this social justice book with a study of the spiritual discipline of prayer. We will be using “50 Ways to Pray” by Teresa A. Blythe. We meet from 12 to 1:30pm weekly on Zoom. Contact Marjorie Buck at 505 238-8075 for more information. All are welcome. 

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