Mid-Week Opportunities

Sermon Roundtable – A Unique Form of Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Mondays, Noon in the Library

Participants in this unique form of Bible study will study the Bible by reflecting on the biblical text that is being preached in worship the following Sunday. Steve Hancock leads the discussion, and each week provides background material about the historical context of the passage, definitions of key words, authorship, and other information that will be helpful in interpreting the text. The class will then be invited to interact with the author of the text, discuss such questions as, “What does the author seem to be saying?” and “What do I want to say in response?” Class members are asked to identify important ideas or themes that are prominent as they reflect on the biblical text in relation to their own lives, the church, and the world around them. The following Sunday in worship, they have the opportunity to hear the sermon preached that they helped to create.

First and Third Monday Morning Bible Study for Women

Leaders: Jeannie Ford & Lindy Vogado
9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Second Hall

If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In her book Grateful, Diana Butler Bass invites readers to understand new dimensions of American spirituality. Although most of us know that gratitude is good—and good for us—there is a gap between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully. Implications of the gap affect both our personal and public lives. Bass weaves together social science research, spiritual wisdom, and contemporary issues as she calls for a richer understanding and practice of gratitude. Join this eclectic group of women as we explore insights about the power of thankful living to change how we treat one another, and how we might transform our world. The Bible study meets 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Second Hall. Books will be available in the church office for $12.00

  • October 7: Prologue
  • October 21: Part I Me: Emotions—Gifts and Thanks
  • November 4: Part II Me: Ethics—Awareness and Practice
  • November 18: Part III We: Emotions—Joy and Celebration
  • December 2: Part IV We: Ethics—Community and Politics
  • December 16: Epilogue—A Call to Grateful Living and Christmas Brunch
Men’s Group Ministry Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Rosalia’s Family Bakery, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd.

All men are invited to meet for fellowship, support, and Bible study. Steve Hancock leads the Sermon Roundtable Bible study (see description above).

Younger Men’s Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Rosalia’s Family Bakery, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd.

Each Thursday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. this study group will meet at Rosalia’s Family Bakery and focus on the Biblical text that will be preached in worship the following Sunday. Steve will place the text in its historical, cultural and social context, helping group members understand more about the passage in its original setting. Group members will then share thoughts about the significance of the text for today, especially as it relates to our own lives and the world around us.

Second Readers

Leader: Racheal Kiremerwa
Third Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. ♦ Room 60

Second Readers is a diverse group of women who come together because they like to read and to discuss books. Each year the group selects a broad theme that allows great variety in reading choices. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in Room 60. All are invited to join this book discussion group. Contact Racheal Kiremerwa, rmk@aristotle.net or (501) 542-4051 for more information.

Cheeses With Jesus

Coordinator: Catherine Allsbury
First & Third Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Cheeses With Jesus is an adult group, for those who are older than ‘younger adult’ and younger than ‘retiree’. We start our time together in fellowship over cheese & crackers, wine & soft drinks. Then we have an hour of Bible Study. Our meeting schedule is the first & third Wednesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. We normally meet off campus.

Moms’ Book Club

Coordinator: Jen Evans

Are you a mom who is covered in lunchboxes, carpools, and crazy schedules? You aren’t alone. Consider joining our Moms’ Book Club. It is time to begin a new book so now is the perfect time to join! We will read slowly through a book together to strengthen our faith while helping us parent. If you are interested, please contact Jen Evans at jenevans@secondpreslr.org.