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2021 Lenten Study - “At Christ’s Table”
“At Christ’s Table” is a study written by Pastor Amy that looks at six different stories of Jesus, all of which happen in the context of a meal. The study consists of a scripture and reflection for each week of Lent. The study will be available beginning Ash Wednesday and distributed in our Lent in a Box.
If you are in a small group, we encourage you to use this resource for your Lenten reading. If you’re not in a small group but would like to participate in a Lenten Study (all via Zoom), they are being offered:
Sunday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm, 2/21-3/28, led by Pastor Amy
Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm, 2/23-3/30, led by Pastor Nick
Please contact the study leader to register for the class.
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As we at Orchard continue to do the work of transforming the world in 2021, we are offering this Anti-Racism challenge created by the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church. Every day in February there is something to do, to learn, to listen to, or ideas on how to make a difference. Together, let’s continue to live out our baptismal vows to resist evil in whatever forms it presents itself.
Dr. Mary Franzen Clark
Thursdays beginning January 7 from 7-8 pm
Many of us use the word “Grace”—we say Grace before eating, “There but for the Grace of God go I,” etc. But do we really know what Grace is and the various ways it functions? This class will cover the 16 lessons in the interactive workbook (some may take more than one week to complete); lessons which were originally written for my Adult Sunday School class at Orchard. The approach offers the double benefit of learning the theology of Grace along with psychological insights into human behavior. The class members will come out with a fresh sense of Grace as well as a fresh look at themselves and what we can become through the power of God’s Grace. The workbook can be purchased on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. We will start the Zoom classes on Thursdays, beginning January 7, from 7-8 pm. To register, send your name and email information to Mary Clark.
Adult Sunday School
11 am - via Zoom
Feisty Women of the Bible There are many stories of women in the Bible—some we know, and some that are not so well known. The class will use a book to read the (short) stories of each woman to more fully understand what happened to them in their time and culture. Then we will discuss what we can learn from them to apply to our lives today. This Sunday morning class will meet via Zoom at 11 am and begins September 13. Open to anyone in the Orchard congregation. If interested, contact Mary Clark.
Nursery through 6th grade
7th - 12th grade youth