Newcomers are invited to join in these studies whenever their schedules permit.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center
“Faith Today,” offered through the Center for Life and Learning (CLL), is a “hybrid” Bible study: part fellowship, part practice of the ancient prayer style of lectio divina, part learning about scripture, and part prayers of the people. All bring a hunger for a greater understanding of how God’s word can inform and shape our lives.
Led by CLL Program Coordinator Susan Quaintance, this class is open to anyone on a drop-in basis, and no RSVP is required. All ages and walks of faith are welcome.
Susan Quaintance holds an M.A. in theology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She taught high school theology and English for more than twenty years and has facilitated many adult days of recollection and retreats.
For more information, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.
Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible Study
Second Wednesday of the month through September
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Room 4J in the Gratz Center
Interested in taking part in a Bible study that has been field tested by women's groups all over the country? Join us for a monthly women's Bible study, offered through Presbyterian Women, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.
For more information and to sign up (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.
Weekly Seeds at Fourth
Starting Sunday, June 7
Room 4F in the Gratz Center
Weekly Seeds at Fourth will be using a United Church of Christ lectionary-based curriculum. In a discussion-based format, they will review the focus bible passage, examine the attached reflection, and share thoughts about the in-depth questions that are provided.
During the weeks that the Academy of Faith and Life has a Bible class at 9:30 a.m., they will join that class and then return to the Weekly Seeds series when the Academy class is finished.
For a taste of the Weekly Seeds curriculum go to http://www.ucc.org/weekly_seeds. You will need to sign up at this web address to receive the weekly emails for the class.
This class will be moderated by Anne Stelle, a Fourth Church member with an M. Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. She has served as a trustee, Elder, and deacon at Fourth Church and is currently serving as a chaplain at the rehabilitation institute of Chicago.
North Side Women's Bible Study Group
A new women’s Bible study, taking place on the North Side, is forming! Contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) if you are interested in taking part.
Men's Bible Study
Tuesdays, June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21
The Men’s Bible Study will meet Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. in the Loop. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for June 16 and July 7 and 21 and will focus on lectionary readings from the pulpit.
For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.573.3369.