Summer Dates: July 17-August 27

Group 1: Chosen? Zoom Bible Study                                           Dr. G. Clarke Chapman 

When? Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm begins July 20

Where? Online (your computer, tablet, or smartphone) or Church of the Village, Russel Chapel

What? Have you ever wondered how the Bible fits into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Do you question how your faith responds to modern crises?  Dr. G. Clarke Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Moravian Collage, will lead us through the Walter Brueggemann book, Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2015). Grab any device that has a camera and microphone, and find a quiet (enough) spot on Wednesday evenings. This small group will meet for five sessions. Dinner will be provided to those meeting at the church. Sign up here


Group 2: Queer Film and Faith Group                                       Micah Gary-Fryer and Walter Roberts

When? Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm  begins July 21

Where? Church of the Village, Russel Chapel

What? Are you someone who identifies as both male and gay or queer who likes to watch and discuss film? In this group, participants will gather together for fellowship to watch a variety of films, ranging from thought-provoking to funny, with opportunity to share from their own experiences and consider the dramatic perspectives from a faith lens. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up here!

Group 3: Zoom Together in Prayer                                             Anne Hughes-Hinnen, Louise Fawcett and Martha Chapman

When? Thursdays, 12 noon begins July 21

Where? Online (your computer, tablet, or smartphone) or call in

What? Many of us like the idea of prayer, but it’s hard to take the time out of our busy schedules to just sit, listen, and attend to our spiritual dialogue. The best way to hold yourself accountable? Get other people to do it with you! This summer, join Anne, Louise, Martha, and others on the phone to hear a meditation, discuss it, and then to lift some good, old-fashioned prayers...together. Sign up here!

Group 4: Agape Sangha Meditation Group                          Larry Thomas and Alex Mason

When? Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am begins July 17

Where? Church of the Village, Russel Chapel

What? Whether you’ve always been curious about meditation or you’ve done it for years, you are welcome to join this small community as we seek to cultivate this age old means of engaging deeply with the self, the Divine, and others. The name “Agape Sangha” comes from the Greek word “Agape,” the radical love God shows us and which we try to extend to others, and “Sangha,” the Buddhist word for community and a group of meditators. Intrigued but still confused? Join us! Sign up here!