The History of the Church (and Christmas!)
Wednesdays, December 1, 8, and 15
4:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., Colonnade
Led by Rev. Dr. Tony Jones
After Jesus’ death and resurrection, the church consisted of a few dozen followers huddled in Jerusalem, trying to figure out what to do next. Now, two millennia later, Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with nearly three billion adherents, and, by some estimates, 40,000 denominations. How did we get from there to here? Join interim teaching minister Tony Jones for a three-week journey through the history of the church, learning about some of the most fascinating twists and turns along the way, with an emphasis on the Congregationalist tradition of which WCC is a part. And, as an Advent bonus, we will look at the various ways that Christmas has been celebrated through the ages.
Thursday Morning Faith Bible Study
December 2, 9 & 16
10:00 a.m. in the Colonnade
Led by Rev. Lindy Purdy
For the three Thursdays in December, Faith Bible Study will explore the Christmas Story, as told in the Gospels. On December 2 we will discuss Gospel of Matthew; December 9, the Gospel of Luke, and on December 16, Gospel of John. Faith Bible Study is about bringing ourselves to the text, so the text can speak to us. All are welcome!
Saturday Mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Seekers will meet via ZOOM
We will meet on Zoom. Occasionally we may meet elsewhere; if you are on the Seekers email list you will always get an email to advise. Usually we do not meet on holiday weekends.
The world brings daily challenges to everyone. We invite you to take a break from the busyness of the world and experience moments of conscious awareness of God’s presence in you and all around you. Our programs and resources help us to grow in our faith, strengthening our compassionate engagement with others in the world. We seek to go deeper with lots of topics, some may be controversial, but always respectful of the opinions of others. Lay leaders guide the weekly focus in discussion. Sometimes we have guest presenters, audio and video recordings, discussion with other participants, and opportunities for personal reflection.
To join in, send an email and your phone number to Judy Reed by Friday morning. We’ll share the week’s topic and give you the Zoom link.