Sunday, 9:30 “Can You Drink the Cup?” begins March 10th
This question–one that Jesus asked his friends James and John– “has the power to crack open the hardened heart and lay bare the tendons of the spiritual life,” explains world-renowned spiritual writer Henri Nouwen. Using the cup as a metaphor, Nouwen helps us reflect on 3 images– holding, lifting, and drinking– to articulate key aspects of the spiritual life. “Drinking the cup to the bottom is seen as the expression of the full freedom of the sons and daughters of God,” he writes. His goal is to make the question Jesus posed pierce our hearts so that we, too, can be challenged to greater faith like James and John. Join us for a 5-week study of Henri Nouwen’s short book, “Can You Drink the Cup?” A 5-week book study, facilitated by Beth Doriani.
“Just Open the Door” begins April 28th
Just Open the Door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, these personal stories, practical ideas, and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, one open door at a time. A 6-week book study, facilitated by Laura Bowser.
Sunday, 11:00 am—Bible Study Class
The class uses the inductive Bible study method and is currently working through the gospel of Matthew.
Wednesday Night Live:
Wednesday Night Live! Dinner @ 5:30! Leave the cooking to us! Adults $5, Kids $3
Reservation deadline is Monday @ 8 pm! Click here for reservations!
Wednesday, 6:30 pm—Engaging Like Jesus, begins March 13th @ 6:30 pm
Join us for this four–week Lenten study designed to help equip the congregation to engage others in faith conversations. Using Jesus as our guide, we will learn how Jesus calls all believers to share their faith, how this call reveal Jesus’ heart for humanity, how Jesus modeled a faith conversation for us, and then finally Jesus’ joy when people respond to him. Facilitated by Pastor Ralph.
Preparing for Passion Week, Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 pm
One of the most significant weeks in the life of our church is what is called Passion or Holy Week. This week begins with the triumphal entry on Palm Sunday and continues by marking the events that happen in Jesus’ life in the week leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. GBPC offers services to help us reflect on those events in the daily Holy Week services and the Maundy Thursday service. Come learn about how we might prepare so this week does indeed become a spiritual journey for us. Facilitated by Pastor Anita.
Death for Beginners, Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 pm
Join us for a presentation by author Karen Jones as she talks about the importance of sparing our loved ones grief, stress and severe financial loss by preplanning for death. Based on her book Death for Beginners: Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the Inevitable, the workshop will include such topics as body disposal, burial choices, funerals, celebrations, wills and helping family and friends cope with grief. Karen will encourage everyone to begin thinking about their final wishes and will help us fill out worksheets with our final wishes.
Lunch & Learn:
Offered from 12:00-1:30 periodically on Sundays on different topic