Sunday Morning Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Each Sunday Morning
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in Havighorst Lounge Childcare is always provided.
Bagels and the Bible | Sunday, September 2
On this holiday weekend, join Pastor Megan for a roundtable discussion over a breakfast of bagels, coffee, and juice. Bring your questions for this open discussion and time of fellowship.
Images of the Cross | Sunday, September 16
Latin Cross, Greek Cross, Staff Cross, Celtic Cross, St. Andrew’s Cross, these are just a few Empty Cross images used across generations and still used today. What are their similarities? What do their differences mean? Which image of the Cross are you most drawn to and why? What images of the Cross are present here at Gables UCC? Let’s discover them together. Participants are asked to bring images of the Cross with them that they cherish or question. Led by Pastor Megan.
Fake News vs. Good News or Junk Mail vs. Important Mail
The Letter of James
Sundays, September 23 – October 7 (3 sessions)
Rev. Toni Macon will guide us through a reflection on the Letter of James found in the New Testament.
Toni Macon is an ordained Minister in our sister denomination the Reformed Church in America. She has served as Pastor in churches in New York and Michigan. She and her husband, Gary DeWitt- also a RCA minister, moved to Florida at the beginning of 2017 and happily found a home at Coral Gables Congregational/UCC!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Bible and Homosexuality: What They Didn’t Teach You in Sunday School
Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge
Led by Pastor Laurie
We will gather once again to take a deeper look at the so-called “clobber verses” of the Bible that Christians throughout time have used to clobber the LGBTQ community. As one blogger has said, “If you want to call homosexuality a sin, go ahead. But you are going to have to admit that it is not biblically a sin. Which means you are also going to have to admit that you are calling it a sin simply because that’s what you want to do. Because of that, you are going to have to admit that you are a sinner for using God’s name for false pretenses (it’s a little thing we like to call using God’s name in vain). And then, Paul has something to tell you, “…you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.” (Romans 2:1). Isn’t Bible study fun? All are welcome to join Pastor Laurie as she leads this special Bible study.
Tuesday, September 18
Lunch and the Bible
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge
Join Pastor Megan for lunch, fellowship, and a discussion on one of her favorite Bible passages. Sandwiches, chips, cookies, and beverages will be served. Free will donations accepted.
Please RSVP to Pastor Megan by Wednesday, September 12 at 305-448-7421 ext. 119 or by email at MeganS@gablesucc.org.