Adult Faith Formation

Faith formation is a lifelong journey.  BSLC education programs include study, discussions on topics relevant in our daily lives, guest speakers, and fellowship.  Education programs coordinate with the school year running September through June.

The Way of Forgiveness

Join us for an 8 week study as we delve into the concept of Forgiveness.  What it means, how it happens, what makes it even possible  We will explore the movement from shame, guilt and anger to forgiveness and reconciliation.  Practices that give concrete expression to our calling as Disciples of Christ.  Begins on January 16th. Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:30. Sign up in the Narthex or call the church office.  There will be a $15 fee for materials.

Adult Faith Formation hour

Happens in the the Fellowship Hall. Each Sunday between services from 10:00-10:45 am Fuller Seminarian Christa Cordova will lead us through a year of reflection on health and our lives as disciples.

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey

This class will begin again Winter 2018

Weekday Bible Study

Every Wednesday at 10:30am.   Join Pastor Chris and other’s as we continue our study of Marcus Borg’s Evolution of the Word.

Women’s Spiritual Practices Study

Begins in January 2018.

WOMEN’S RETREAT IN FEBRUARY!

Join us for the 2018 Women’s Retreat at the beautiful Menucha Retreat Center in Corbett, Oregon! The theme for this year’s retreat is “Sacred Ordinary Days,” and we’ll be considering how God can use the rhythms of our daily experiences to shape, redeem, sustain and transform us. We’ll worship together, learn together, eat wonderful food and have time for fellowship and peaceful relaxation. The retreat will take place February 9-11, 2018 (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) and the $225 cost will include two nights of lodging, all meals and all materials. Scholarships are available (contact Pastor Chris if you need more information about this option). The retreat is now full.  Please contact the church office if you would like to be placed on a waiting list!  Thanks!

Pub Theology

Our next  Pub Theology gathering will be January 25th. Location TBD! We will gather the 4th Thursday of each month for this discussion based study in a local establishment!  Bring your friends!

Faith on Foot

Next Hike! Heartbreaker hike in February!  Stay tuned!!!

Wednesday night at church Adult Study time

 6:30 PM Jenn Barnes is this year’s leader!

Gather Bible Study

The WELCA (Women of the ELCA) weekly study.  Meets each Thursday from 10:00am-11:00am in the large classroom.    Nancy Kingston leads this interactive time of prayer and study.

Social Justice Reading Group

Join Pastor Chris and Martha Gordon for this study group that meets the third Thursday of each month.  Check out the calendar here:  Social Justice Study Group schedule We will use resource materials to guide us as we consider issues such as white privilege, economic justice, incarceration, care of creation and other topics of the day.  Our first book is Waking up White by Debby Irving. Please feel free to come to any session you are able!  All are welcome!

 

Excellent Blogs to check out

http://shelovesmagazine.com/

http://www.slateproject.org/slatespeak.html

www.soullibrarian.com

Prayer Resources

Below are some online resources for those who are seeking time for prayer and contemplation. These can be used “on the go” or studied for a more in depth experience.
Lutheran Prayer ventures
A resource list of prayers and meditations from the ELCA

Daily Meditation & Reflection from Henri Nouwen
Drawn from a wide range of Henri Nouwen’s writing, these short meditations inspire and guide people’s mind and heart. Each reflection takes less than a minute to read and yet can set the tone for the day. It is sent via email in the early morning.

God Pauses
God Pause e-mail devotions are short, meaningful reflections on the following Sunday’s lessons and gospel delivered directly to your e-mail box. By Sunday, you’ll be ready for an extra meaningful worship experience.

Upper Room Daily Reflections
Each Daily Reflection includes a quote from an Upper Room book or magazine, scripture reading, and a meditation time with prayer. Sign-up at the website to received Daily Reflections.