CGS is a deliberately thoughtful community of believers, endeavoring to bear witness to the Real Jesus. One of the ways we further this desire is by meeting together on Sunday mornings at 9:30 before our worship hour begins, to study God’s Truth together. During these gatherings, our goals are to understand Scripture more clearly, for the purpose of applying it to our own daily lives more faithfully.
We tackle Life in all of its manifestations in these gatherings, because we believe Scripture is intended to inform our approach to every aspect of the world’s brokenness: Family. Vocation. Marriage. Divorce. Singleness. Sexuality. Culture. Gender. Pain and Suffering. Justice. Despair. Joy.
Come join us for education, for friendship, for discussion, for encouragement, and for perspective on living in Christian relationship with each other in service of Christ’s purposes in our world. Come learn how to apply the teachings of the Real Jesus to the problems of Real People who are confronting the daily realities of the Real World!
Fall 2021 Offerings
Our Fall 2021 SMC’s will kick off at 9:30am on September 12
OPEN CLASS FORMATS:
The Paradoxical Savior: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Justin Carlson. S203-204. Life through death. Joy from sorrow. Strength in weakness. Honor through humility. Luke’s gospel thrusts these paradoxes upon us, challenging us to see the real Jesus, not the safe, sanitized savior we wish to imagine.
Faith & Justice/Mercy: An Update. Chris Garrett, Bob Burns, CGS volunteers, and Familiar Friends partners. S212. During the COVID pandemic, CGS has initiated a special focus on what we’ve called the 3-F’s: Familiar Friends, Food Insufficiency, and Family Advocacy. In this SMC, we will be updated on current needs and concerns in our community. These include our response to the crises in Afghanistan and border immigration, the development of Care Communities, and other concerns.
SMALL GROUP CLASS FORMAT:
Attachment and the Gospel. Diane Jacob & Robin Kiefer. L104. We will explore the impact that core relationships have had in our lives, and discover how to trust God and love others more freely. Class is limited to 10 people, and only a few spots currently remain. Runs through November 21. Email Diane Jacob to sign up.
All classes meet starting at 9:30am. Also, please note that worship will start at 10:45am, beginning September 12.