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

Our study book for the Fall will be The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister. Friendship colors the very air we breathe; it is everywhere around us. It binds past and present and makes bearable the uncertainty of the future. In this book, Joan Chittister explores the sacred dimension of friendship through the lens of faith, tradition, scripture, and the social sciences, and reveals the often-overlooked voices and experiences of women in the Bible. She invites us to seek and embrace friendship as it is embodied between women, between God, the Creator and all of creation, and between all human beings. The Bible study meets 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Second Hall. Books will be available for $10.00 in the church office.

  • October 1: Introduction, Lydia, Prisca
  • October 15: Deborah and Phoebe
  • November 5: Esther and Martha of Bethany
  • November 19: Veronica and Elizabeth
  • December 3: Ruth and Anne
  • December 3: Miriam, Mary Magdalene, and Epilogue
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.

Younger Women’s Fellowship Group

Leader: Lindy Vogado
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.

A group of younger women (mostly aged 30-45) who meet to support and share the joys and struggle of each other’s lives. This group meets for fellowship, theological reflection and prayer. No study or preparation is required to attend, and people come and go as needed. The group typically meets on Wednesdays during Children’s Choir time (5:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Lindy Vogado, lindyvogado@secondpreslr.org for more information.

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.