Marriage-Based Book Studies Begin Sunday At Signal Mountain Presbyterian

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Two marriage-based book studies will begin Sunday at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain. 

"They Will Become One Flesh" by Ray and Kathleen Murphy will be hosted by Ray and Allison Webb. The cost is free. "The Wholeheared Marriage" by Smalley and Stover, hosted by Jay and Julie Baumgardner and Chris and Clarissa  Ackerson will be $15 for the book.  

Both studies will be on Sundays Oct. 27-Nov. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at the church by reservation. Contact Christie Wildman to sign up or for more information about the classes and email Mary Lake for child care reservations.

The Rev. Margaret Ferguson will speak at the 8:15 and 10:40 a.m. services in the fall sermon series Cause to Pause on "When Jesus Calls Us to Hate," with text from Luke 14:25-35. 

"Made in 3D" will be the family night program in Dudley Hall Wednesdays Oct. 30-Nov. 13. Each program starts at 6:15 and end at 7:30 p.m. and will include middle and high school students. The topic Oct. 30 will be "Relationships: made for each other."


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