Wednesday Night LIFE (Living in Faith Everyday)
Our LIFE program runs on Wednesday evenings in the fall, winter and spring. These classes include programming for adults, youth and children.
Classes for all ages start promptly at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7. Please note: we offer a meal prior to each L.I.F.E. class. The meal is at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5/meal (or $25 for all six weeks) and $3/meal for children ($15 for all six weeks).
SPRING l.i.f.e. series: Christ & (film) culture
We are poised at a fascinating moment in American history. The explosion of TV stations, the growth of streaming services like Netflix, the emergence of blogs and social media, and the social stratification of our nation has resulted in a myriad of subcultures, with few stories or events spanning across those smaller collectives. Yet a few wildly popular film phenomena have continued to establish and appeal to an American monoculture. We will consider the last vestiges of that nationwide culture, the surprising power of comedy and fear, why comic book characters are everywhere, and the significance of fantasy as a genre, all through the lens of the gospel and the Bible. Our topics will be:
May 1 - The Super Bowl and Sports
May 8 - The Big Bang Theory and Sitcoms
May 15 - Netflix’s Bird Box and Apocalyptic Thrillers
May 22 - Avengers Endgame and Superheroes
May 29 - Game of Thrones and the Fantasy Genre
Please note that you do NOT need to watch or be familiar with any or all of these programs for the class. Indeed, several are inappropriate for underage viewers, and part of our reflection will be to deconstruct the negative impact these programs have on our wider culture and to determine what our response should be as a Christian community. We hope this will be an enjoyable and engaging series!
The Winter 2019 L.I.F.E. class, “Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit,” explored what can typically be the most confusing of the Three Persons of the Trinity. What does Scripture say about the Holy Ghost, and how do we relate to God the Spirit? What does it mean that he lives inside us? What are these “spiritual gifts” and how do we as Presbyterians understand them? Click on the button below for notes and audio of a “spirited” discussion about the Holy Ghost.
The Fall 2018 L.I.F.E. class, “Jump Starting Your Heart” looked at critical spiritual disciplines, the practice of reconnecting with God, and how to keep moving forward on your spiritual journey.
The Spring 2018 L.I.F.E. class, "Answers and Questions: Apologetics" tackled great faith challenges for which believers struggle to find answers. Notes and recordings of the sessions are below.
The Winter 2018 L.I.F.E. class was "Live Well, Live Together" in which we looked at how we are made for community, by the God of community. We live in a culture that is decidedly anti-human in its isolationism. But into this individualist culture the church can offer extraordinary hope. Notes and recordings of the sessions are below.
The Fall 2017 L.I.F.E. class was "Date Night Study Hall" and we discussed how to grow love and Christ-like-ness in our marriages. Listen to class sessions below.
The Spring 2017 L.I.F.E. class took on the challenging Book of Revelation. Listen below to learn about what the Spirit is saying to the churches through this book!
For Winter of 2017, our five week class was "Time to Change: Making and Breaking Habits." Podcasts of those classes, and course notes, are available below.
The Fall 2016 class was "E.M.P.T.Y. New Testament Survey." Together with the Old Testament survey from the Spring, this series is CASKET EMPTY - a reference to the empty tomb. We spent six weeks, (September 14 - October 19), exploring Matthew - 2 Corinthians. Notes are below.
The Spring 2016 class was "C.A.S.K.E.T. Old Testament Survey" For notes on that eight-week class, click on the button below.
Our adult LIFE class last Fall was titled "The G.O.S.P.E.L. of Grace." For notes from that six-week class, visit the below link.