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On Wednesdays, we come together from different backgrounds and with a variety of experiences; each bringing a story or history to our gathering. In comfort, we share our own thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations because as American Baptist we take seriously the right of “soul freedom” and freedom of expression. Our Wednesday studies include:

  • Bible Study
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Taizé Worship
  • Book/Discussion Topics
  • Videos
  • Biblical Archeology
  • Guest Speakers/Professors
  • Intergenerational Learning/Activities

On our schedule:

NO STUDY THIS WEEK

Click here for our: HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Upcoming:

Ancient Israel - how did it originate?
Secrets from the archaeological world revealed

April 8, 15, 22, 29
Study begins at 6:15 PM

with Rev. Dr. George Heyman,
President of St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry
and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies.

The land of Israel became the "Promised Land" for the Jewish people of antiquity. These adult education sessions will compare and contrast what we know of Israel's origins from the Biblical record in conversation with the recent developments in Israeli archaeology. We'll examine the battles of Joshua, the victories of King David, the establishment of the city of Jerusalem and many other intriguing details. We'll compare the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in light of what we now know from recent 10th century BC archaeological evidence. What secrets have been un-earthed by the specialists? Do they confirm or challenge the biblical record? Who originally settled the land we call Israel? How did these first inhabitants find God in their lives? We'll explore these, and many other fascinating questions.

Childcare is available by reservation for all Wednesday Programs
by contacting Janet Richardson in advance.

What we have done:

DATE TIME TOPIC LEADER INFORMATION
February 25, March 4, 11, 18 6:15 PM Lectionary Study Led by Ken and Sally Dodgson Readings and discussions from the lectionary for the coming Sunday
January 21, 28 and Februry 4, 11 6:15 PM Study of Jonah Ken McCarthy Asking... If God loves the outsider, shouldn't we?"
January 14 6:15 PM Caroling through History Ed Schweibacher A look at various Carols, their words, music, and history.
December 17 6:00 PM Blue Christmas Vigil Rev. Ivan Marable Purposeful Life which Emerges beyond Loss, Grief, and Mourning
December 10 6:15 PM Snowed Out
Carols: The Music & Meaning
Ed Schweibacher Rescheduled for January 7
December 3 6:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Service
Advent Taizé Service Begin your Advent with this special service.
November 19 & 26 6:15 PM Labyrinth walk In gratitude and thanksgiving, we are asked to prayerfully walk the labyrinth.
November 12 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Sardis
Pastor Cliff Does Sardis heed the revelation given?
November 5 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Thyatira
Pastor Cliff What type of church is Thyatira?
October 29 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Smyrna
Pastor Cliff How does the Church in Smyrna listen to God revelation?
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 6:15 PM Study of Ruth
Rev. Ken & Marcia McCarthy We will look at hesed love shown by God and shared through cultural differences.
May 28 6:15 PM Feedback and Planning
Cheryl Frank If you have ever participated in one of our study sessions, we would lobe your feedback and help with new topics.
May 14 and 21 6:15 PM The Exile
Dr. George Heyman Looking at the Exile period of the Israelites and how it shaped the culture and their beliefs.
April 23, 30, and May 7 6:15 PM Intergral Life Practice according to the Gospel of John
Cheryl Frank Altitudes of Spiritual Awareness, Shining the Light to Reveal our Shadows, and Jesus us Calls us to be ourselves.
April 16 No Study See You tomorrow
Maundy Thursday - April 17 A light Agape Meal with Tenebrae Service.
April 2 and 9 6:15 PM A Study of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Ed Schweibacher A continued study istening to The St. Matthew Passion in two-parts.
March 26 6:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Service
Lenten Taizé Service
Worship Team A Mediative Worship experience with scriptures, meditation, music, and prayer.
March 12 and 19 6:15 PM A Study of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Ed Schweibacher What’s A Passion?
and Johann Sebastian Bach: Music’s Master, God’s Servant.
To be continued in April.
February 19 6:00 PM Potluck Dinner
and Section Leader Concert
accompanied by David Labman A real treat as all the section leaders sernade us with a few favorite songs.
February 12 & 26 6:15 PM The Parables of Oppresion in
Biblical Times and Today
Dr. Ken and Sally Dodgson A look at various parables of Jesus and how he shared his thoughts on oppresion and poverty.
January 8, 15, 22, & 29 6:00 PM The Seven Letters of Revelation
to the Churches of Asia
Pastor Cliff Houston How can the "Church" learn from these letters, and what can we take away from what we learn to prepare us for our future.

Contact Us

Office Hours, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday-Friday

Address:175 Allens Creek Road, 14618
Phone: 585 244-2468
FAX: 585 244-2469
E-mail: fbcroffice@frontiernet.net


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