“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God?”
Who am I? Who are we to each other? These essential questions weave in and out of our life from childhood into older adulthood. We wonder whom we were created to be and who have we become. We discern what will be our purpose and what has been our legacy. We learn who will care for us and how we will care for others.
The 2017-2018 theme for our spiritual formation as a congregation is the search for identity within community. We ask “Who am I? Who are we as Christians?” We consider the call to move from stranger to saint, alien to citizen in the household of God. We are family. The call to see yourself as a child of God and to be family with all that inhabits God’s creation orders our concept of self, our approach to intimate relationships, our economic and civic responsibilities, and our global awareness.
Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly - Micah 6:8
On the surface, it seems simple: seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. That’s the answer to the question, “What does the Lord require of you?” But, what does this mean for us and how does it push us to act in today’s world? This intergenerational ‘experiential’ class will include both discussion and adventure as we explore how this scripture can motivate us to action.
Dates: October 15, 22, 29th; November 5th. (9:30-10:30am).
Facilitator: Jesse Bowen
Women In The Bible
Who were the women of the Old Testament? What were their lives like? What hardships did they face? What power did they have and how did they use it? We will read and discuss the stories of Eve, Sarai and Hagar, Miriam, Deborah, Queen Athaliah, Jezebel, and Woman Wisdom in this three-week series as we read the Hebrew Bible and consider our Judeo-Christian tradition through the lens of what roles women played as domestic, political, and philosophical leaders in their contexts.
Dates: October 15, 22, 29th (9:30-10:30am).
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Alice Hickox.
Location: Large Classroom.
Wired Word - Breaking News And The Good News
Breaking News and the Good News: Join us as we engage breaking news with scripture and hope through the national curriculum “The Wired Word.” This ongoing discussion class will explore a current news story each week through the lens of a relevant scripture text and the insights of the group. Join us to become a community of regulars — or drop in whenever you can!
Dates: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5,12, 19; Dec. 3, 10.
Facilitators: Briana Patterson, Rick Neale, Bob Goggins, and Lee Nichols.
FacilitatorsLee Nichols, Bob Goggins
If you are considering becoming a member of NDPC, please plan to be part of this opportunity to learn more about what makes this church unique and how you can be a part of its ministry. This class will provide participants the opportunity to explore the benefits and responsibilities of membership at NDPC, learn about the PCUSA and the wider church, develop friendships with other new members, and listen to others’ faith stories.
Dates: November 5, 12, 19 (9:30-10:30am) To join Dec. 17
Facilitators: Pastoral Staff and Evangelism Committee
Location: Pastor’s Study
Are you looking to join a supportive group of fellow parents? Interested in establishing a community committed to parenting as a spiritual practice? Yearning for a space to share both the difficult and the “yes!” moments of parenting? Craving more intentional spiritual practice in your family life? Eager to explore what you are learning about God through the creative act of parenting? If your answer is “yes!” to any of these questions, please join us for our inaugural meeting at April and Mark Biagioni’s house. Bring a dish to share and bring your child – we will have a babysitter onsite to take care of the little ones while we parents talk…and relax…and sip tea…or wine. Please RSVP to April Biagioni at [email protected] or Susan White at [email protected].
Date: NDPC Parent Group Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 pm.
Location: Home of April and Mark Biagioni