Discussion of “What’s the Least You Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?: A Guide to What Matters Most” led by Mary Kunce and Suzanne Thompson. This book offers folks a “viable alternative to close-minded faith.” The discussion group offers a safe place for asking questions and talking about different ways of understanding the Christian faith. You are invited to take a book with you to read over Christmas break. You are welcome to share in the discussions in early January whether or not you have read the book.
“Toward A Faithful Witness” discussion group will meet for four Thursday evening beginning January 18 led by Student Pastor, Kristi McGuire. The first group will meet at 7 p.m. and then adjust the start time based upon the needs of the group. The conversation will be guided by the study book, “Toward a Faithful Witness,” published by the United Methodist Church, which offers “United Methodists an opportunity to think about what has become a cultural and ecclesial flash point–human sexuality–and comes out of the conviction that the church is thirsty for theological conversation. John Wesley addressed the contentious issues of his day and strove to hold the Methodist societies together across many lines of difference. This guide plumbs the depths of the Wesleyan heritage, how the Methodists have experienced controversy and addressed contentious issues in the past. to enhance our faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ at a time when devout followers are deeply divided.” Books are available at no cost in the gathering space behind the sanctuary. You are welcome to take one and join in the conversation.