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Thursday Mornings at 10:00am

Feel free to stop by for coffee, tea, and conversation with Pastor Beth on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m.—Noon. Take a few minutes to get to know her better, ask questions about the life of the church, or discuss the transitions we are going through. She will be at Brewpoint Coffee, 124 W Park Ave, Elmhurst on October 5, 12 and 19.

 

 

 

 

Waking Up White Book Study

Mondays: Oct 16, 23, 30 Nov 6th

from  2:00 – 4:00 pm or  7:00 –  9:00pm

 

Each person has a story to tell, lenses that are used to view their lives. This book study is specifically about deepening consciousness about whiteness, white privilege, and how each of us is impacted by race and racism. Debbie Irving's book Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race will be used as our common text. Engaging us with anecdotes about her own upbringing in a privileged, upper class family, Debby shares with us her story and personal journey about coming to see racism from a systemic perspective rather than one of self-guilt and blame. The text also acts as an invitation for each of us to examine and share our personal stories. In reading, reflecting and listening to the stories others we will not only explore our own family histories, educations, and other experiences outlined in the book, but we will also examine how these factors have played and continue to play a role in creating racial biases and stereotypes in America. We will use a book study designed by the Co- Moderators of our PC(USA) General Assembly.

Books are available for purchase ($18.00), or checked out at church, you may also download the book to your Kindle via Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

Sunday Mornings

Heroes of the Bible

October 1, 8 & 15 in Fellowship Hall

How much do you know about these Biblical heroes--Daniel, Saul, and Caleb and Joshua? What makes them heroes anyway, and is that always a good thing? What can we learn from them? Hopefully you will pick up some insights that you hadn't considered before and find practical applications for your own life. You are warmly invited to attend adult ed on Oct. 1, 8, and 15 in Fellowship Hall at 11:10 AM between the two services.

 

 

Yorkfield puts a serious emphasis on adult education and always provides Adult classes during the Sunday morning education hour (10:15-11:05) September – May. 

 

Education opportunities are also available through many of our Small Groups

Over four weeks, we will explore the life, writings, and influence of the Apostle Paul. From his dramatic conversion from a persecutor to a preacher, then tracing Paul's extensive travels and a book by book review of his teachings, we will explore and understand the role of Pauline theology on Christians through the ages. 

 

Rough Overview:

Week 1 - Paul the globetrotter (his story, travels, era in which he lived, etc)

Week 2 - Prolific Paul Part 1 (overview of his audiences and letters, debating authorship, and summary of a few epistles)

Week 3 - Prolific Paul Part 2 (the rest of the epistles)

Week 4 - Paul's Place in Faith (summary of theology themes from letters, comparisons with the teachings of Jesus)

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