will be having a
study of Adam Hamilton's book, Making Sense
Pastor Sue has conducted this study at Berkley, is presently
doing it at Troy church, and is now going to lead a study at
BHUMC. The Ladies Bible Study requested this and
will be attending in lieu of having their study in each others'
first session will be Tuesday, October 28th and will continue weekly.
This study is open to all and it would be
wonderful to have a good show of women and men
attending. You will need to purchase the book on
your own either via Amazon or contact Donna Scott if you would like her
add to an order through Books-A-Million. It is
available in paperback and hard copy, but is not in stock at most
A short clip from the jacket of the book follows:
Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into
an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with
foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible
written/ Who decided which books made it into the Scriptures
and why? How literally must we read it?
And, is the Bible ever wrong?
From there, Hamilton considers the real questions
people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and
denominations alike, including:
Were Adam and Eve real
Why is God so violent in the
Why would Paul command women to keep silent in
How does God view homosexual people?
Is the Book of
Revelation a guide to the End Times?
In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often
misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation
of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its
words to be life-changing and life-giving.
Please talk to Corinne Dowell if you need help getting the book.
The weekly United Methodist newsletter for Michigan presents a
convenient montly recap
of area news you can use to follow 'the bigger picture':
Lunch times have changed from last year - 10:17 for
A lunch and a longer time before B lunch starts (more time to
us know your availability to help this year - We
can split shifts as your energy or time allows. For pancakes
we plan to start cooking at 9:00 so an 8:45 am
arrival for the early
crew would be appreciated.
assignments and opportunities can be adjusted to meet
individual abilities and availability so come this Tuesday to
find where you
can best support the program. New faces
are always welcome.