Adult Bible Study: The Case for Faith

From the back cover: “Doubt is familiar territory for Lee Strobel, the former atheist and New York Times bestselling author of books for skeptics and Christians. But he believes that faith and reason go hand in hand, and that Christianity is a defensible religion. “In this six-session revised small group Bible study, Strobel explores the most common emotional obstacles to faith in Christ. These include the natural inclination to wrestle with faith and doubt, the troubling presence of evil and suffering in the world, and the exclusivity of the Christian gospel. They also include this compelling question: Can I doubt and be a Christian? “Through compelling personal stories and expert testimony combined with reflection and interaction, you will learn how to overcome these obstacles, deepen your spiritual convictions, and find new confidence that Christianity is a reasonable faith.”

Day & Time: Sundays at 9:00 A.M., from September 12 through October 17
Location: Church fellowship hall

Book Club: Uncle Tom's Cabin

From the back cover:

“Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of millions of her contemporaries. Uncle Tom’s Cabin paints pictures of three plantations, each worse than the other, where even the best plantation leaves a slave at the mercy of fate or debt. Her questions remain penetrating even today: “Can man ever be trusted with wholly irresponsible power?”

“First published more than 150 years ago, this monumental work is today being reexamined by critics, scholars, and students. Though “Uncle Tom” has become a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe’s Tom is actually American literature’s first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his oppressors. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and inhumanity-and the courage it takes to fight against them.”

Please join the Book Club for snacks and a discussion about this literary classic.

Day & Time: Sunday, November 7 at 3:30 P.M.
Location: Pastor Miller’s home (address in directory)

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Open Arms: Georgia Pre-K

Our very own Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center is thriving with their Georgia Pre-K program and infant through preschool classes! Visit the Open Arms website or the Bright from the Start website for more information. And … please share the news at work, on social media, and tell your friends, because the more the merrier!