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

Fourth 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 fourth 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 April below. Contact Pastor Megan for more details.

To Read
There There
Tommy Orange

“The Native Church: A Search for an Authentic Spirituality”
Laverne Jacobs
Native & Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada

For Children
Dragonfly Kites
Tomson Highway

Poem
“I Still Eat All of My Meals with a Mussel Shell”
Shaunna Oteka McCovey
When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Spiritual Practice: Community
“Christian community exists when believers connect with each other in authentic and loving ways that encourage growth in Christ. They engage in transparent relationships that cultivate, celebrate and make evident Christ’s love for all the world.”
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, p. 149

Questions for Reflection

  • What’s your perception or understanding of Indigenous peoples in the United States today? What about that of the Indigenous church? How have those perceptions changed (or not) through these readings?
  • In what ways did you embody “Community” this month? Were you able to listen, share, lament, and/or reconcile with others? How did you see God in others? How did Jesus meet you in the midst of community?

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