Wednesday Nite Live! Bringing the Word!

 “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42).

What is Wed Nite Live?  WNL is an intentional setting where God’s children of all ages, from 2 years of age to adults, learn about Christian relationships by gathering together.  Children and youth will engage in Bible Study, Worship Skills, and Fellowship (dinner and a game).  Adults will have a choice of three study options, and everyone will eat dinner together. 

How is Wed Nite Live different from Sunday School?  WNL is a complement to Sunday School and a great way to connect in between Sundays.  The atmosphere is more relaxed, there is time for more fun, and all generations have the opportunity to mingle.  Anyone is welcomed!

What are the dates and times?  Fall Semester is every Wednesday September 12 - December 12, 2018, except October 10 for Fall Break, October 31 for Halloween, and November 21 for Thanksgiving week.  Winter Semester runs January 16 - April 10, 2019, except for March 20 for Spring Break.

Children and youth meet from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Adult classes meet from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.; Dinner service will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the evening will end with a game by 7:00 p.m.

What is the cost for fall semester?  2, 3, 4 year olds:  $40/child.

 K-High School: $50/child with a family maximum of $125 for children.

Adults: $60/person if paid in advance.  $7.00 per meal if you pay as you go.  Free nursery care for children under 2 years old of adult volunteers and adults taking a class.

Payment is due with registration or on the first night of WNL.

What will be studied?  Preschoolers (ages 2, 3, 4) will share a Bible story, craft, music, and play.

K-5th graders:  "An Illustrated Earth" journey throughout the Bible including Water, Plant and Food, and Animal stories

6th graders: A "Faith for Life" study focusing on gratitude

7-12th graders: A study based on the book "When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today" by Harvey Cox

Adults will have three classes from which to choose:  

  1. (postponed to next semester)LIVING THE QUESTIONS - Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?  Saving Jesus Redux is a DVD-based exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium.  Contributors including Brian McLaren, Diane Butler Bass, Robin Meyers, Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, and others invite a conversation around the relevance of Jesus today.  Moderated by Bert Moore and Barbara Bozeman in the Library beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. Check out a preview video for this study:    https://youtu.be/BsD5JuT2qLo
  2. THE BIBLE PROJECT - Join us for a journey through the Bible focusing on the theme "Heaven and Earth". We'll move through the biblical narrative from the Garden of Eden to the construction of Solomon's temple to John's visions about the realization of a new creation.    All that is required is a bible, and your willingness to start with some basic texts, "geek out" a little as we dig into the nerdy weeds on one of two of the concepts, and perhaps "dig deeper" with more relevant Bible stories before we wrap.  This group will meet in the Study on the 2nd floor of the Education Wing beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Check out the video on which this study is based:   https://youtu.be/Zy2AQlK6C5k
  3. CONFIRMATION FOR THE PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED! -   Are you a current member of the church? Did you go through confirmation as a youth? Or a new member class as an adult? Do you remember EVERYTHING you were taught? Me neither! So join Pastor Tara on Wednesday nights this fall for a confirmation class for all of us who are well above the age of a typical confirmation class. We will learn about the reformed faith, the basic tenets of our Christian belief and about the polity of our church community. Expect lots of discussion and fun!  This group will meet in the Library at 5:30 p.m.

How do I register?  You can register online using the following links or, for assistance, contact Woodward Howard at woodwardhoward@comcast.net.  Registration is required for children, youth, and adults; payment is due by September 12, 2018.

Register children and youth: https://goo.gl/forms/L2tMWQDpfwF3SFil2

Register adults:  https://goo.gl/forms/kqeB91cfmPz4nrkA2

Register as a WNL volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/SzfMBpFfx4oaotJq1