Wednesday Night Compass
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Compass is GPC’s mid-week discipleship ministry during the school year, meeting on Wednesdays in the Activity Center. Each week starts with dinner at 5:30pm (Adults $7, Children < 12 $4 with a family maximum of $20).
After dinner, adults to choose from a number of studies and groups that meet in different locations throughout the church.
Youth (grades 6-12) will meet off-site for dinner and fellowship at Panera Bread (7850 Poplar Ave, Germantown). Meet there or contact Pastor Amanda to arrange a ride ([email protected]).
STUDIES FOR ADULTS
Contributed by George Barnes
Compass sessions begin Wednesday, September 11, at 5:30pm. From 5:30pm – 6:10pm, you will sample our caterer’s culinary artistry ($7 per person). Our feature program will then run from 6:15 – 7:00pm.
Our focus this year is on Bible study with complementary sessions interpsersed throughout our run. Do follow the Holy Spirit to GPC’s new Warren Fellowship Hall in the new education building to participate.
Our first five ventures (September 11, 18, and 25; October 2 and 9) into the panoply of Bible study will be led by Dr. Will Jones and Rev. Susan Carter Wiggins using the text of J. Ellsworth Kalas’ book entitled Parables from the Backside: Bible Stories with a Twist. Rev. Wiggins and Dr. Jones will use segments of that text for the following four COMPASS sessions, ending on October 9, and Dr. Jones will lead off on September 11.
After Fall Break on October 16, we will welcome Donald K. McKim who will present:
October 23: “Moments with Martin Luther.” In preparation for Reformation Sunday on October 27, we will consider the theological ideas Luther emphasized which were catalysts in launching the Protestant Reformation.
October 30: “Moments with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” We will examine Bonhoeffer’s life and main themes in his Lutheran-based theology which have had a world-wide influence on disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world.
Then, on November 6, Dr. Jerold Teachey will present “Choosing and Implementing Music for Advent at GPC.” The program will be presented by Dr. Teachey, organist Dr. Alex Benford, and selected Chancel Choir soloists. They will explore the planning of music for the Advent season, outline the historical perspective of that music and its composers and perform examples of music for Advent.
The next two weeks (November 13 and 20) will have presenters who will address historical and current Advent perspectives that explore our Christian faith and the glorious birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. That theme will be completed at our last session before Christmas (after the Thanksgiving break) on December 4.
So, be sure to set your Compass to guide you for “the getting of Wisdom” and the fellowship of GPC saints on Wednesday evenings from September to December.
We have a winter-spring series of Bible studies and “A Gathering of Saints” planned for you beginning on January 8, 2020. Please keep your compass in fine working ord