First Persons Class

Our summer sessions this year are a continuation of the very popular class held last year.  It is based on the study by well-known theologian, Matt Rawle entitled “First Persons”.  Each class is based on his idea of the type of people who might have attended the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Each week the new role is defined, historical data about these careers is discussed and what might have been their attitudes about Jesus and his crucifixion.  Though the author has created these characters, the reenactment facilitates interesting class discussions about this culmination of Jesus’ time on earth. 
First person narratives have a unique power in teaching. These three fictional stories are
grounded in the Gospel teachings of the Bible.  
June 5–Balthasar’s Apprentice—Matthew 2:1-18
June 12—Two Shy Shepherds–Luke 2:8-20
June 19–The Fisherman—Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, John 1:35-42
We’ll introduce you to Samira, an aspiring astrologer, Judah and Miriam, young siblings who
were shepherds, and Golan, a fisherman on Lake Tiberius. They each recall their encounters with
Jesus and how their lives were changed forever. 
Please join us June 5,12, and 19 for this summer study. Each week stands alone. Come as your schedule permits!  Jim and Linda Galka, facilitators
You may sign up for Part 1, Part 2 or both.  Call the church office to register.    (520) 825-1985

Wednesdays, 10 AM in the Elizabeth Room  

Part 1   June 5, 12, and 19

Part 2   July 10, 17, 24 and 31

Adult Sunday School After Worship

Adult Sunday School meets at 11:30 am in the St. Matthew Room. Join us for dynamic DVD’s by well-known preachers. We are currently studying a new series on “Love” as a verb. How to act in a positive way in situations that we may be feeling very negative about. In Biblical terms called “Agape”. The DVD is followed by thoughtful, encouraging discussions and prayer concerns.  All are welcome!