How about taking a class at CHUMC this fall where together we delve into Scripture and decipher a bit more about this life of faith? Check it out!
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY – READ THE WHOLE BIBLE in a YEAR with Pastor Alisa and a CHUMC crew! Have you read the bible? Do you want to but it feels unwieldy? Consider spending a year studying God’s Word with others at CHUMC! Using DISCIPLE curriculum, the group will embark on an exciting and enriching 34-week journey through the Scriptures. DISCIPLE Bible Study is an ecumenical, international program that guides groups through the reading and study of more than 85% of the Bible. The study will be led by Pastor Alisa and will begin on Wednesday, September 22nd, from 7:00 – 9:00p.m in the Sanctuary, and meet every Wednesday thereafter. Want to know more? Contact Jessica Lundberg (jessica.anne.lundberg @ gmail.com) or Pastor Alisa (pastor @ chumc.net
) with questions or to enroll.
CHRISTIAN BELIEVER – CALLING ALL DISCIPLE BIBLE GRADUATES! Having taken the intro, are you hungering to go deeper? This year, Deanna Chabay and Kirsten Gullickson will lead Christian Believer, a 30 week follow-up study that will explore the classical beliefs of the Christian faith and the basic teachings of the church. In other words, you will spend each week wrestling with one primary theological belief of our faith like grace, or the presence of the Holy Spirit, or reconciliation. You will study the scriptures that ground and undergird each belief, read ancient and present day church scholars writing about these beliefs and discuss how we put them into practice. There will be an orientation for the class on Monday, September 27 at 7 pm in the parlor and class begins the following Monday, October 4. To learn more or register, please contact Kirsten at kirsten @ gullickson.com.
A JOURNEY THROUGH the BASICS of the BOOK OF LUKE - Have you ever heard “This is the Gospel according to Luke” before a scripture is read and wondered what that phrase means? If so, we have the class for you! You may know that Luke is one of the four gospels, the books in the bible that tell the stories of Jesus’ life and teachings, but what is unique about this book and what does it teach about following Christ? Beginning on Tuesday, October 5, there will be a five-week study that explores the Gospel of Luke. We will meet on October 5, 12,19, 26, and November 2 from 7pm-8pm. This class is open to all…no matter whether you are brand new to reading scripture of have studied it for many years. If you have questions or would like to sign-up, please contact Laura Bensman, your ministerial intern (ministryintern @ chumc.net) who will be leading this journey through Luke’s take on Jesus’ Journey and ours as we seek to follow Him.
CLAIMING THE PROMISE - WHAT IS SCRIPTURE’S PROMISE for LGBT BROTHERS and SISTERS? Do you want to know what biblical scholarship says about the references to homosexuality? Join us for a seven-week course examining the bible and what it says and does not say about homosexuality. During this course, we will use the "Claiming the Promise" study resource. It is an ecumenical bible study that examines Old and New Testament references or allusions to same-sex conduct. These biblical references are explored within the larger context of what it means to be Christians claiming God's promise that all persons are heirs of God. As an additional resource, we will read Daniel Helminiak's book, "What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality.". Please know this will be a safe space for all to come and explore God’s Word together. Kirsten Gullickson will facilitate the study which will meet every Sunday Morning at 9:30 am in room 14, beginning October 10. Reach out to Kirsten for more information at kirsten @ gullickson.com.
EXPLORING COVENANT – LEARNING MORE ABOUT FAITH at CHUMC. Are you new to this community or just want to learn more? Beginning Sunday, September 19 at 1:00 pm, Pastor Alisa will lead a four-week conversation on being in covenant with God through the eyes of scripture, the teachings of the Methodist Church, and the history and current ministries of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. Come and share in this exploration. Just let Pastor Alisa (pastor @ chumc.net) know you are on your way!