19338 Beaver Dam Rd, PO Box 67, Beaverdam, VA 23015
Beaverdam United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Friends, United in Christ, Nurturing Each Other and the World
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* Sunday Morning Small Group (BUMC)

Date: 4/28/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Location: BUMC Sanctuary

      Beaverdam United Methodist Church offers Small Group* for adults every Sunday at 10:00 AM (prior to the worship service at 11:00 AM).
      We hope to see you there!
     * A new Small Group will be starting on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Discussion items for the first eight weeks will be drawn from the book titled "Easter from the Back Side: A Different Look at the Story of Christ's Resurrection" by J. Ellsworth Kalas.
     The group will explore new possibilities of insight into the biblical Easter story with the goal of discovering new possibilities of meaning and gaining a new perspective, even for those who are most familiar with the Easter story. 
Themes and Scriptures include:
May 19 - “Easter for the Disillusioned” (Ecclesiastes 2:14-26)
May 26 - Fellowship
June 2 - “Ezekiel Celebrates Easter” (Ezekiel 37:1-10)
June 9 - “Late for Easter” (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)
June 16 - “Forever Easter” (Revelation 21:1-4)
Parables from the Back Side Vol. 1: Bible Stories with a Twist (Behind the Pages) by [Kalas, J. Ellsworth] 
   Starting on June 23rd, we will switch gears and move forward using the book titled "Parables from the Back Side: Stories With a Twist", also by J. Ellsworth Kalas.
     The group will seek a new understanding of Jesus' parables by viewing them through the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character.
Themes include:
June 23 - "The Seasons of the Soil" (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)
June 30 - "When the Good Samaritan Is Bad News" (Luke 10:25-37)
July 7 - "God Called a Party, but Nobody Came" (Luke 15:1-24)
July 14 - "The Timid Soul" ( Matthew 25:14-30)
July 21 - "The Sad Story of the Embarrassed Farmers" (Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43)
July 28 - "Love Always Wins...Sometimes" (Luke 15:11-32)
August 4 - "Why Doesn't God Like Religious People?" (Luke 18:9-14)
August 11 - "Pardon My Insistence" (Matthew 22:1-10)
August 18 - "The Prodigal Who Stayed at Home" (Luke 15:25-32)
August 25 - "A Case for the Un-hired Hand" (Matthew 20:1-15)
September 1 - Fellowship
September 8 - "Moses and the Fig Tree" (Luke 13:6-9)
September 15 - "I Wish I Could Sell You More" (Matthew 25:1-13)

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