503 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430 (810) 629-7801

Adult Education

Mission Statement:
To provide vibrant adult study opportunities that inspire and encourage faithful daily living.”

Study books are available for purchase though the church office or during class time.

A Weary World – Reflections for a Blue Christmas

Wednesday Evening Advent Reflections and Discussion

Wednesday evenings December 2 , 9, 16, & 23 from 7 – 7:45pm

Facilitated by Tina Ritchie and Pastor Robbie Carnes

During the holidays, so many of us suffer for all kinds of reasons. We wrestle with chronic pain, broken relationships, unrealized expectations, fragile faith, and unexpected losses. Our grief and sorrow feel particularly acute when compared to the festivity and joy everyone else seems to be feeling.

This weekly time of reflection will allow us to discuss, process, and release the challenges of the holiday season. Then each Sunday morning worship will lead us into preparing our hearts to find Joy in celebrating the birth of Christ.

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Meeting ID: 830 5921 5097
Passcode: 298267

Discussion Topics
December 2: Honoring Reality
December 9: Practicing Honesty
December 16: Embracing Paradox
December 23: God with Us

Join us in A Congregational Read

“The Library Committee is inviting you to join in a congregational community read OF THE BOOK THE Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey. This is a beautifully written book that is appropriate for all ages. There are 25 chapters, to be read one per day for Advent, and each chapter is only 5-8 pages. Each chapter highlights a different story from the Old Testament, culminating in the birth of Christ.

Since many of us cannot meet in person or via zoom, a community read is a wonderful way to share in faith and fellowship, together apart. It is also a special way for families to share in the story of Christ’s birth by reading this book together through Advent, whether physically together, over the phone, or via video. 20 books are available from the church office for $7 each, or can be ordered from christianbook.com.

January Women’s Study: Matchless by Angie Smith

Facilitated by Tina Ritchie via zoom
We live in a world where there’s a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth?

In this 8-session search for truth the story unfolds of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Through Angie’s signature wit and accessible style, she unpacks Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand, regardless of how long you’ve been studying the Bible. This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.

Study books are $14 each

RSVP to tina@ffpc.org or the church office by December 10!

Monday evenings January 4 – February 22 from 6:30 – 8pm *** 8 women must sign up for this evening study to take place!

Wednesday mornings January 6 – February 24 from 10am – Noon

Sermon Series Discussion

On December 27th we will pick up our Sermon Discussion via Zoom directly after the worship service. Discipleship 102 will build on topics we discussed earlier in the year and develop crucial theological topics. We will be using the book “Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ” to direct our discussion.

Hound of Heaven Modern Adaptation

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Original version of the poem read by Richard Burton  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gToj6SLWz8Q

Get the Study Guide HERE

Join us on Zoom

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Meeting ID: 983 542 300
Passcode: 066220

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When Jesus told his followers how much we all need God’s love, it was not a theological treatise. Instead, he told a story: “There once was a man who had two sons…” The simplicity of this famous parable belies some richly profound truths. The story Francis Thompson tells in his classic poem The Hound of Heaven works in exactly this way-stirring our hearts with a yearning we may not fully understand. Something comes through the poem that we cannot quite put our finger on…

This film is based on an illustrated book, The Hound of Heaven: A Modern Adaptation, it is available on Amazon: http://goo.gl/n2XAVn

For more information about Emblem Media or The Hound of Heaven visit:
emblemmediallc.com or houndofheaven.com