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Below are the descriptions of the Fall Small Groups!  If you have questions about small groups, please contact Pastor Jonna, jfantz@salem-covenant.church

Tuesday

Women of the Word (WOW)
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 6:45-8:15 p.m., starting October 5
Where: Salem Fellowship Hall (morning), Hermundslie Lounge (evening)
What: Study on Elijah by Priscilla Shirer. Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
Who: This study is open to all women, no childcare is provided.
Contacts: Cheryl Squires (morning), Marcy Toensing (evening)

Wednesday

Wednesday Bible Study (First Half)
When: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 6:45-8:00 p.m., September 15-29, Oct. 13, 20, 27
Where: Salem Fellowship Hall (a.m.), Hermundslie Lounge (p.m.)
What: Study on Unbound: Prison as Formation. The experience of prison is remarkably common for many people in the Bible. Our modern perceptions of prison mean that we might miss this as a tool that God uses to draw these greats of the faith closer to him. Come enjoy a study of the incarcerated chapter in the lives of these men- Joseph, Daniel, and Paul and discover God’s surprising work in the tight places of our lives.

September 15 — Joseph, Genesis 39
September 22 — Samson Judges 16
September 29 — Daniel: Daniel 6

October 13 — John the Baptist, Matthew, and Mark
October 20 — Paul: Letters from Prison (a.m. class only)
October 27 — Paul: Letters from Prison (p.m. class only)

Who: Adults
Contact: Pastor Jonna Fantz

Wednesday Bible Study (Second Half)
When: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 6:45-8:00 p.m., October 6, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1
Where: Salem Fellowship Hall (a.m.), Hermundslie Lounge (p.m.)
What: Study on The Jacob Story. In this series of studies, we will look at the story of Jacob and his extended family. Many of the themes that are developed in this story appear again and again throughout Scripture. We will look at the story through the lens of Midrash. Midrash is an approach to biblical reading taking into account several Literary structures that draw our attention to certain elements (or themes) in the story.

October 6 — Starts the series
October 27 — a.m. class only
November 3 — 10, 17

December 1 — p.m. class catch-up night

Who: Adults
Contact: Pastor Dan Bergstrom

Thursday

Bible Art Journaling
When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Starting October 14
Where: Kathy’s home
What: Explore a new, visual way to respond to Scripture. Kathy sends out a weekly Bible verse every Friday. Participants meditate on this verse until they have a visual image (drawing, painting, collage, picture from a magazine, etc.) to add to their Bible art journal. At the monthly meetings, we share our pages, and pray for one another.
Who: Open to all
Contact: Kathy Sammartano

Book Study: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Starting October 21
Where: Livingston home
What: Lamentations is a book of the Bible, a literary genre, and a spiritual discipline. It’s not just complaining; in lament, we pray our grief, frustration, and sorrow—for ourselves and society. We lament even as we hope and trust in God’s deep mercy and compassion. We’ll look at Lamentations and several Psalms guided by Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop.                                                                                              Who: Open to all
Contact: Kirk and Kris Livingston

Saturday

21 Servants of Sovereign Joy by John Piper
When: Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Starting October 16
Where: Members’ homes
What: This book is a biographical collection of heroes of the faith, from Augustine to C.S. Lewis, with dozens of familiar names but also many that may be unfamiliar. The stories of these flawed saints are meant to inspire us to live Christ-exalting lives of courage, passion, and joy. Some additional research will also be encouraged, but not required on a volunteer basis.
Who: Open to all
Contact: Ron Tungseth

 

 

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