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Women’s Bible Study

Fridays • 9am • Fellowship Hall

This welcoming group of women gather in Fellowship Hall on Friday mornings. They are using Who is Jesus,  the 2016 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible Study, written by Rev. Judy Yates Siker.  Rev. Siker teaches New Testament at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Childcare is provided.  Contact Judy Webb for more information.

Men’s Bible Study

Tuesdays • 4:30pm

All men of the church are encouraged to gather in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday afternoons for an ongoing Bible Study. In January the group begins a new study of the Torah. Newcomers are always welcome.

Sunday Adult Education

9:00am

Gather in the conference room for an ongoing small group study.

10:00am – Education Hour

 Beginning March 12th

Songs of Jesus: the Psalms
Jesus referred to the psalms throughout his ministry, including up to his final words on the cross. Alice Yamanishi will lead this study in Room 3.
 
Lenten Discipline: An Environmental Challenge
Lent is traditionally a time for greater discipline in our lifestyles in order to focus more on God’s priorities. In this class we will share a Lenten discipline from a book called Eggs and Ashes. Each week, we will share ideas on environmentally appropriate actions that people can follow for that week. Various presenters, mostly from our congregation, will share their passion and practical ideas about things that we can do. Some are quite small things, some are more challenging. Some are actions that you could do as a family or household, some are individual. You may well be doing some already. Join us to learn how you can take care of God’s gift of a beautiful world. Facilitated by Dr. Chris Hasegawa and meets in Fellowship Hall.
 

Faith and Fiction

For the past 23 years our Faith & Fiction book club has been reading and discussing everything from classics to modern works. Newcomers are welcome to join the discussion of our next selection:

March Book

The Red Notebook book cover

The March 27th book is:  The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.

Hannah Circle

Hannah Circle

Hannah Circle • Monday, March 6 • 2:00pm
At the home of Judy Allen

Hannah Circle meets regularly on the first Monday of the month at 2:00pm in members’ homes. This friendly group of women will be discussing Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer. (The group will be using the 2014 version, which includes discussion questions.) Newcomers are always welcome! Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Contact Marilyn Nelson for more information.

Monterey Meditation Group

Monterey Meditation Group

The group meets every Thursday at 7:00pm for meditation. At 8:00pm the group views excerpts from the video series: “The Spiritual Journey” by Contemplative Outreach featuring the teaching of Father Thomas Keating on centering prayer. All are welcome to join the group. For more information, contact Janet Hoffman at hoffmanjms@gmail.com

Retreat Day: Saturday, March 25th • 9:00-3:00

Our March retreat day will focus on Zen meditation. The rhythm of our day will include an hour and a half silent meditation in the morning, an hour talk and discussion time, a lunch break, and conclude with another hour and a half time of silent meditation.  Come join us as we learn from Zen practice how to deepen our silence and bring more love and peace into the world.  Please bring a sack lunch.  Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.  A freewill offering will be taken.