Study Groups NOW at Chalice
WEDNESDAY nights at 7 pm
Bible study of the
Book of 1 Corinthians
A faithful group that has been meeting for years but welcomes new people and eats well! Come and join in each Wednesday. Begins with a potluck meal.
THURSDAY nights at 7 pm
The Thursday night study group recently concluded a good book and have a follow-up they just started. This study begins with a potluck meal, too!
Experiencing God Together
a book by Henry & Melvin Blackaby
This is a follow-up to Experiencing God (which the Thursday Class just concluded) The 9 week study addresses many thought-provoking and challenging questions:
“What does it mean to be born into the family of God?”
“How can God use our lives to touch a world in need of salvation?”
"As participants understand the deeper truths of this study, they can experience true fulfillment in life, a manifest presence of God in their midst, and a love that can only come from above."
SUNDAYS at 1 PM / after church
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
Gather after church next Sunda to start the fellowship meal at 1 PM sharp with the book study beginning soon after that. We meet in the large Sunday School Room /Board Room. 1 PM should give you enough time to stretch, visit, and do what you need to do after church. I hope many people will take advantage of this opportunity and stay for a very interesting work of fiction and a great time of fellowship!
We are reading a wonderful little book by the Christian author C. S. Lewis, a very brief work of his that Pastor Jack has always loved and wanted friends at church to know about! Lewis wrote The Great Divorce during wartime in England, signing the preface in April of 1945. It is a fascinating brief journey, a fanciful trip from hell to the outskirts of heaven. How heaven and hell are portrayed in TGD is quite interesting and the way Lewis reveals how the citizens of both heaven and hell act is of great importance to us in this 21st century.
The book assists the readers in understanding something about themselves, and others, as perhaps making grave mistakes concerning our unacknowledged and unconscious expressed will, rather than God's ultimate desires made real for us. This study will be more of a discussion of the book, chapter by chapter, and the doctrines and ideas it concerns. Lewis offers this glimpse not as doctrine and hopes no one will take him too literally, but realizes that the message does involve the thoughts and doctrines of the church. At the end of his preface Lewis wrote,
"I beg readers to remember that this is a fantasy. It has of course -or I intended it to have a moral. But the transmortal conditions are solely an imaginative supposal: they are not even a guess or a speculation at what may actually await us. The last thing I wish is to arouse factual curiosity about the details of the after-world."
The book is available separately in many stores, online catalogues and also in anthologies of C. S. Lewis's works. You can purchase your very own copy from your favorite source, (if it isn't already on your shelf), but the good news is TGD is available for free at this site linked below, as are several other famous works by Lewis, such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Problem of Pain, and all seven of the Narnia Chronicles.
Click HERE and start reading today!
I'd like many people to read this book --whether you are going to take part in the group potluck meetings or not! Get started and read ahead, re-read, and prepare to dig into a fascinating look at life and love. --Jack
The classes may take us up to the beginning of Lent, which starts on
Ash Wednesday, March 5, (which will be here before we know it).
Below are a few video offerings from our national church --take a look and listen!
Blessings to you!
from Chalice Christian Church
in Virginia Beach!
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