Sunday Morning Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Each Sunday Morning
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in Havighorst Lounge
Childcare is always provided.
Getting Ready for Rev. John Bell
Sundays, March 3-24 (4 Sessions)
As we prepare for our weekend with the Rev. John Bell March 29-31, Pastor Megan will lead us through two of Rev. Bell’s books, Jesus and Peter: Off the record conversations and 10 Things They Never Told Me About Jesus. We will discover his work with the Ecumenical community on Iona in Scotland, listen to his music and enjoy recorded videos of him in action-teaching, preaching, composing, and singing!
Artist in Residence – Rev. John Bell
Personal Spirituality: One to One
Sunday, March 31
As we culminate our month of studies, Rev. John Bell will lead us on a personal exploration of spirituality. All are welcome to attend and learn from him.
Sunday, April 7
The United Church of Christ is known as the Church of Firsts: ordaining the first African- American Pastor, ordaining the first Woman Pastor, ordaining the first openly gay minister, first to publish a hymnal that honors in equal measure both male and female images of God. On this Gay Pride Sunday, join Pastor Megan as we re-discover our UCC heritage.
Note: Adult Spiritual Formation will not meet on Palm Sunday, 4/14 or Easter Sunday, 4/21.
Bible Study: A Post-Easter Panorama
Sundays, May 5-26
The resurrection experience did not end at Easter – it enlightened the minds of many and spread like wildfire throughout the Holy Land.
During the month of May, we will read and discuss select lectionary passages such as Paul’s sudden encounter with the Christ; the second reappearance of Jesus to the disciples and his unveiling of the Holy Spirit; powerful visions of a new heaven and a new earth; and Jesus Christ’s final and most enduring commandment.
Come join us as we explore this Post-Easter Panorama. Facilitated by Mark Wolfe.
Walking as a Spiritual Practice
Monday Evenings, March 4 – April 29
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Often in Lent we speak of giving up chocolate or Facebook as a form of penitence. This year instead of “giving-up” let us add in the spiritual practice with a health-affirming walk with Pastor Megan. We will walk from church to the Granada Golf course and back (3.3 miles). It is a beautiful way to begin each week as we delve deep into our Lenten season. We will walk, rain or shine. Please bring a flash light.
Lunch and The Bible
Tuesdays, March 19, April 16, and May 21
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge
Join one of our pastors for lunch, fellowship and a discussion on one of their favorite Bible passages. Sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages will be served. Free will donations accepted. Please RSVP to Pastor Megan at 305. 448.7421 ext. 119 or by email at MeganS@gablesucc.org.
Autism Speaks 5K Walk
Sunday Morning, April 28
Doral Central Park
The Church has a team! Please join Pastor Megan and the GablesUCC Team to walk for autism with Autism Speaks!
Gables UCC is walking to raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks – to fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the autism community. Please contact Pastor Megan at MeganS@gablesucc.org to join the walk or make a financial donation to the GablesUCC Team.
Summer Reading “Gently Used” Book Exchange
Sunday, May 26
12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall
Bring in the books you have already read and exchange them so you are sure to have plenty to read on the beach this summer. Bring in toddler, children, teen, young adult or adult aged books – fiction/non-fiction/required reading school books – are all welcome. Drop your books off on the tables in Fellowship Hall on your way into church on May 26 and then bring the whole family after church to browse the book tables in Fellowship Hall.