Sunday Morning Bible Study Groups
As is common in the Baptist faith, University Baptist Church offers Sunday morning Bible Study for all ages -- from pre-school through senior adults. We also offer a nursery and child care for parents with very young children.
Here is a list of the current Sunday morning groups:
The Kindergarten and first grade class is taught by Katherine Sorrell, and meets in the Education area, next to the nursery.
The second through fifth grade class is taught by Churchill Cowell, and meets on the second floor of the Education wing.
The middle school class, grades six through eight, has opportunities to experience and practice spiritual disciplines that will strengthen and deepen their personal relationship with God. Each weekly session includes group exploration and discussion of scripture, as well as time for individual contemplation, prayer, and self-expression. During the 2010-2011 school year topics will include Prayer, Advent, the Beatitudes, Parables, Lent, Acts of Christian Love, and Peacemakers.
The high school class, grades nine through twelve meets on the second floor and studies a variety of material.
Marcia Warner leads a college age/career age class of young adults from diverse backgrounds who are searching together to find God's will in their lives through Bible study and prayer, discussion and companionship. They meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and in various other gatherings throughout the year.
John Kohl leads an adult class that studies the scriptural passage preached on during that morning's worship service. The study consistes of questions asked about the passage and answered by the group. This class meets in the parlor at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor John Burns leads a study on a short passage of Scripture with a group of participants from as many as five different nations of origin. The age range of participants runs from 35 to 75 and is open to any adult. The fall 2010 will focus on the character of God. The class meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor.
Jeanette Holt leads a combined adult class that seeks through serious Bible study to understand our calling to be God's people in our homes, our community and our world in the context of what is happening in our world today. The fall 2010 study centers on the life of Elijah as a model for trusting God, the stewardship of time, and what Scripture has to say about war and peace.
A Bible Study Series
Starting on Wednesday, October 10 Pastor John Burns will begin a 31 part study of the Bible using "The Story: Getting to the Heart of God's Story" by Randy Frazee.
It will be presented on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; the same lesson will be repeated on the following Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. The sessions begin with a 10 minute video for everyone, and then teens will continue their study with their leaders and adults will be led by Pastor John. A participant guide and accompanying book are available. Everyone is welcome! Find out more about The Story by visiting: http://www.thestory.com/about-the-story
An excerpt: "There is the Upper Story. God is real, he is present, and he is working on our behalf. Heaven is breking into the world more than we recognize, and the story of God's seeking love, perpetual grace, and longing for relationship with ordinary people is breathtaking. There is also the Lower Story. We live on earth. We make mistakes, run from God, and resist his overtures of love. Sometimes we get so mired in the Lower Story that we fail to recognize God's presence breaking into our world. We forget that the God of heaven longs to have a growing relationship, a friendship, with us. In the beginning of The Story God walked with his first children in a beautiful garden . . . in harmonious relationship. At the end of The Story, he will walk with us again, on streets of gold" (p. 7).
Frazee, R. (2011). The Story: Getting to the Heart of God's Story. Zondervan.
New Wednesday Night Bible Study
April 18 - June 6, 2012
Join us on Wednesday nights as Pastor John leads a study at 7:00 p.m. in the Prayer Meeting room on "The Bible and . . . . " covering what the Scripture says on issues that divide Christians and, indeed, our nation. Below is the list of weekly topics.
April 18, 2012
The Bible and the Poor
April 25, 2012
The Bible and Truth
May 2, 2012
The Bible and Other Religions
May 9, 2012
The Bible and Clergy
May 16, 2012
The Bible and Killing
May 23, 2012
The Bible and Abortion
May 30, 2012
The Bible and Homosexuality
June 6, 2012
The Bible and Marriage
We have Great Bible Studies at UBC!
Bible Study: January 4 - April 5, 2012
Studies in Mark
January 4, 2012
"The Powerful One"
January 11, 2012
"Holy One of God"
January 18, 2012
January 25, 2012
Mark 2:18-28 and Mark 7:1-23
February 1, 2012
"Demon-Possessed and Insane"
February 8, 2012
"Son of Most High God"
"Son of the Carpenter"
*meet in Sanctuary
February 29, 2012
March 7, 2012
"One Among Moses and Elijah"
March 14, 2012
March 21, 2012
March 28, 2012
April 5, 2012
Course on Spiritual Disciplines
November & December, 2010
A new short course on spiritual disciplines was offered on Wednesday nights during the months of November and December 2010. The small group was both for enquirers searching for God, and believers wanting to take on the yoke of Christ and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Guidance for practicing each spiritual discipline was provided at each session. The text guiding our experience was the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Calhoun.
Rascals, Rebels, Raconteurs, Revivalists,
Reformers and Revolutionaries
A Study of Memorable Baptist Leaders
Summer 2010 Bible Study
All Sessions meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Room
(Child Care Provided Upon Request)
June 9 The Origins of the Movement
John Smyth and Thomas Helwys
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!
We Partnered with
MLK Christian Church
for a Winter Bible Study
(March and April, 2010)
(This study was postponed due to the inclement weather in February.)
In March and April we studied the book, Same Kind of Different as Me, by Denver Moore and Ron Hall during our Wednesday evening Bible Study. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Church (Pastor Jean Casey Robinson's church) studied the same book during this time.
Same Kind of Different As Me spent 67 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Published in 2004, this true story of faith and friendship formed between three people of different races, incomes and personal histories, and has grown in popularity until reaching its current position as the thirteenth best selling non-fiction book in the United States. Samuel Jackson has already signed to play the lead role in an upcoming movie.
This book was so rich that Pastor Jean Robinson Casey and Pastor Burns decided to read it at the same time and share their thoughts with one another. In addition, they wanted to give the same opportunity to members of their respective congregations. Rev. Casey invited volunteers from MLK Christian Church to pair up with volunteers from UBC to read through the book and share responses to provided questions through e-mail or phone calls. Volunteers from UBC simply needed to commit to reading the book in March and April and communicate with their pen pal from the MLK Christian Church a few times during the reading. Then, to conclude this emphasis, we travelled to the MLK Church on a Sunday afternoon in April for a joint celebration.
This was the content of the
Scripture and the Prayers of Ranier Maria Rilke
All prayers of Ranier Maria Rilke come from
Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God.
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