New Bible Study Begins At St. John United Methodist

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Journey Sunday School class at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, will be starting a new study, "10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them," by Will Davis Jr., will begin Jan. 26. The study unmasks commonly believed myths about our relationship with God and shows readers how to replace this pervasive theology of failure with the truth of how Jesus really feels about them. The class will have a breakfast Jan. 19 to hand out books. Contact Tom or Peggy Moyer at 423 843-3220 to reserve a copy  of the book.

The Dames, a group ministry that reaches out to all women who are divorced, widowed or single, will meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chophouse on Gunbarrel Road. Make your reservations by contacting Judith Reich at 423 903-0513 or the church office at 423 892-2257.

On Sunday, Dr. Kenneth LaDuke will continue his sermon series on "A New You For a New Year" with "A New You, What It Takes to Really Change," with text from Romans 12:1-12. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m., with Sunday School at 10 a.m. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., a series on Christian Spirituality will continue. The topic Jan. 22 will be "The Human Quest for Spirituality: Is Spirituality An Attitude?"

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