New Small Group Bible Studies

Members and friends of the congregation are invited to try out a new way of reading and studying the Bible together. Starting Saturday, October 19, four small groups will each meet for five weeks. Lay leaders will facilitate a process of engaging scripture using the traditional Benedictine practice of lectio divina. Lectio divina allows for encountering the Word of God while bringing our own life stories into relationship with God’s story. The small group gatherings therefore have both the elements of bible studyand bible prayer.
The small groups will meet beginning October 19 for five weeks. Anyone may choose to participate in one group at the following times:

Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (October 19, 26, November 2, 9, and 16)— Bill Pelham and Denise Engle
Sundays 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. (October 20, 27, November 3, 10 and 17)—Lucky Sahualla and Beverly Davis
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (October 22, 29, November 5, 12, and 19)—Naomi Nelson and Linda Schoene
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (October 24, 31, November 7, 14, and 21)—Julie Morin and Beverly Davis

Possibly the groups may decide to continue meeting beyond November 21 into Advent. But for now, we are asking to commit to this five week period as we get ready for the Catechumenate to unfold at Christ the King in 2014. Please sign up by emailing Catechumenate director, Denise Engle at or sign up on the registration forms in the narthex. Childcare will be provided upon request.

See also page 2 of the October King’s Banner