Sundays, 10:00 – 10:55 a.m., Fireside Room

The Coming of Christ – to Us – to the World
What does the advent of Jesus mean personally?  What is its significance in your life?  What does it mean universally, i.e. for all people and all creation?  What exactly is the essence of the Christian proclamation to the world (kosmos)?  You are invited to consider a (perhaps) new perspective and to share your own story.  Led by retired pastor Paul Wee.
December 1:  Estranged Existence and the Universal Quest
All people are separated from the ground of their being in God; all people ask – in their own ways – how can this separation be overcome? Example: El sueño Americano“ – the American Dream.  Seeing beyond.  My space vs. all space. 
December 8:  The Jesus of History vs. the Christ of Faith
We actually know quite little about the historical life of Jesus of Nazareth.  No matter.  We know a great deal about the Christ who comes to us through faith. Truth as fact and truth as meaning.  The Jesus Seminar.  Galatian 3: 20
December 15:   The “New Creation” in Jesus the Christ
In summing up the faith, St. Paul writes (2 Corinthians 5:17), “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.  Is this “coming”, this Advent, historical alone or is there more? So what’s new?
December 22:  Advent, Christmas, Good Friday, Easter:  The Story of Our Lives
What happens if we understand all of these monumental events from the standpoint of estranged existence and as answers to the universal quest?  Examples from Norway, Namibia, Nigeria, Germany, United States.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Conference Room

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