Join the Adult Sunday School Class in the community room at 10:30 Sunday mornings. We are reading and discussing Disarming Scripture by Derek Flood.
“A god of love and genocide? For many the violence of Scripture can result in a crisis of faith – especially when we see how such passages have been used throughout history to justify bloodshed in God’s name. Moving beyond typical conservative and liberal approaches, which seek to either defend or whitewash over violence in the Bible, Disarming Scripture takes a surprising yet compelling approach: Learning to read the Bible like Jesus did. The result is an approach to Scripture that not only sees questioning as an acceptable part of a healthy faith, but as an absolutely essential part of it.”
“If change and growth are not programmed into your spirituality, if there are not serious warnings about the blinding nature of fear and fanaticism, your religion will always end up worshiping the status quo and protecting your present ego position and personal advantage as if it were God.”
― Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
You are invited to join us this summer as we change and grow together in God’s light.
Worship begins at 10:30 AM
SUMMER MISSION PROJECTS
This summer we focus on our ministry for and with the farmworkers and their families who are a part of the Beth-El community.
June 14 CENA – we will prepare and serve dinner for the community. We will carpool from the church – leaving at 4:00 PM Sign-up sheet in the narthex – Please call the church office for more information.
Scholarships for Beth-El children to Cedarkirk Camp. We are continuing our tradition of offering the children of Beth-El an opportunity to go to summer church camp at Cedarkirk. Checks may be made out to the church with a memo that it is for camp scholarships. It’s a great way to reach out to a child who might never know the fellowship and fun of camping.
This fall we will continue to gather school supplies for the children at Beth-El. Watch for the list of needed items which will be posted in August.
The Adult Sunday School Class meets at 9:30 each Sunday morning in the Community Room.
We are currently studying: “Fierce, Flawed, and Favored: God’s Unlikely Helpers in the Book of Judges.”
Everyone is invited to join us for great uplifting spiritual companionship and lively conversation.
COME WORSHIP WITH US ON PENTECOST AS WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH – SUNDAY, MAY 15 at 10:30 AM.
THERE WILL BE CAKE FOLLOWING WORSHIP!