Meet God in Community

Winter/Spring 2021

Women’s Bible Study Class

Wednesday
10:30 am  – 11:30 am (begins January 13)

This is an active inter-generational women’s Bible study class, which meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am at the church (September – May). All women who are interested in studying the Bible as part of a group are invited to attend. (Please note that due to COVID-19, our gatherings have been shortened to 1 hour and we cannot offer refreshments.) Join us for outstanding community, conversations, teaching, and prayer.

Small Group

Thursday
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm (begins January 13)

Our Thursday evening small group will reconvene in January and continue meeting via Zoom. If interested, contact Pastor Greg Mesimore or group leader Tony Senatore.

Seeing God’s People: Indigenous History & Faith

Last Tuesday of the Month (begins January 26)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to join us in exploring the history and faith of our family in Christ of First Nations backgrounds. Explore the various resources on your own each month, then gather with others on the last Tuesday of the month to share what you’ve learned and how you’ve encountered God. Each month also features a new spiritual practice to embody. Click here for an overview of the series and check out the resources for January below. Contact Pastor Megan for more details.

To Read or Watch (choose at least 2)
“We Are All Related: Life Governed by Harmony”
Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
Randy S. Woodley

Sermon
CCDA National Conference 2011
Richard Twiss

“Indian Spirituality: Another Vision”
James West
Native & Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada

For Children
Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast
Ian Reid et al

Poem
“The Universe Sings”
Frank Lapena
When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Spiritual Practice: Care of the Earth
“Scripture makes it clear that we are caretakers and stewards of all that God has made….Creation is God’s gift, and it is to be nurtured and maintained with love and care. Christians are to exercise loving dominion that honors scriptural values and leaves future generations what they will need.”
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, p. 203

Questions for Reflection

  • Can you identify specific attributes of Christian faith from the perspective of Indigenous/First Nations peoples? What is different from or similar to how you live as a Christ follower?
  • How did you practice “Care of the Earth” this month? Is there anything that you would like to change or implement in your daily life rhythms for the coming year? What did you learn about creation care as a spiritual practice from Indigenous Christian perspectives?

Questions? Contact the Edgebrook Covenant Church office at 773/763-4230 or edgebrookecc@gmail.com