“When I Was Hungry”
Food Insecurity in Central Arkansas
Throughout the gospels, sharing meals with others was an important part of Jesus’s earthly ministry. How then should we respond as Christians when many of our neighbors go hungry each night? How can we as Second Presbyterian Church help to address issues of food insecurity in Central Arkansas? For four weeks in September, Kathy Webb (Executive Director of Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance) and pastors Steve Hancock and Lindy Vogado will explore how we might advocate for those in need and use our mission dollars most effectively in fighting hunger in our own community. The Outreach ministry is hosting this important and timely educational opportunity.
The Forgotten Books of the Bible
Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today
October 7 – November 11
You’re probably missing some of the most interesting books of the Bible … but not for long! We are excited to offer this opportunity for Bobby Williamson, Professor of Religious Studies at Hendrix College, Presbyterian Pastor and author, to introduce to us his newly released book. This class will examine the Old Testament books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther as texts with urgent relevance for contemporary life. Focusing on issues such as sex and sexuality, immigration reform, lament and protest, death anxiety, and ethnic nationalism, and drawing on Williamson’s book of the same title, the class will discuss a different biblical book each week.
Alan Diekman will lead an exploration of some Messianic prophetic writings found in Hebrew scriptures.
Reverend Alisa Secrest will lead an exploration of the history and traditions of the season of Advent.