Adult education takes a variety of forms here, and covers a surprisingly wide range of topics at 9:30-10:15 am. There are regular Bible Study series led by the pastors, usually Thursdays, and on Sunday there are forums led by pastors, local leaders, and congregation members. Social justice and advocacy are often components. Attendees have had the opportunity to learn about everything from foreign mission experiences to Habitat for Humanity, prison reform, and transgender experiences.
Summer Sundays at 8:30 am
Centering Prayer is a contemporary name for the practice that Jesus refers to as “prayer in secret” in the Sermon on the Mount. It responds to the invitation in Psalm 46:10, which reads “Be still and know that I am God.” It is a practice of simply opening oneself to God, consenting to his presence and the transformation process. With no direct cause and effect, its sole purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with God. What happens is not in our control nor our motive for practicing Centering Prayer. If you have questions, Ron and Judy invite you to come to the class to ask them. Contact Lucy Gibson 608-221-3258. We meet at 9:30 am during the school year and 8:30 am during the summer.
The Holy Spirit: One in the Spirit
Meal at 5:30 pm; Bible Study at 6:15 pm
Pastor Everett Mitchell will lead the Book of Faith Bible study on the Holy Spirit on June 22 at Lake Edge. What is the work of the Holy Spirit and its place in the Trinity? The Bible study will be held on the patio outside the doors to the parking lot. Food will be provided (hamburgers, brats, potato salad, beans. watermelon). The meal will be at 5:30 pm and Bible study from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. You are invited to contribute a salad or dessert. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Don’t miss this!
Building Bridges Book Study
6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies with Mark Allan Powell’s book “Loving Jesus”. The first 25 people to sign up will receive a free copy. Please sign up on the bulletin board. See Linda Netteshiem for your book.
Pastor Stephen continues to seek to share the work and learning from his Doctor of Ministry studies entitled "African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry", and has the following plans to do so:
African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry, Module III
Thursday May 25 at 1:00 & 7:00 pm
We will share Bible study and discussion at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 28 at 9:30 am
We will spend some process time together after our 9:30 am worship. All are welcome to participate in all or parts of these scheduled events. Pastor Stephen would be glad to engage in conversations that would help expand understandings about congregational efforts and goals concerning these presentations and projects.