Ash Wednesday Service
February 10th in the Chapel
Entering Sacred Time and Space
In this session, we will explore the question, “Why do we need symbols, rituals, art, spiritual practices and seasons like Lent? “ How do these things help us on our faith journey? This session will be led by Deedra Rich. Deedra was the former Associate Director of Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Seminary and has served at Peachtree Baptist Church, John’s Creek Baptist Church and Emory Presbyterian Church.
February 17th in the Fellowship Hall
From Inspiration to Illumination, an Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible
This contemporary Bible was created by a group of 23 scribes, artists and assistants in a Scriptorium in Wales. Through video, reproductions and rich visual images, participants are guided through the story of The Saint John’s Bible. We will learn about the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible, as well as explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions. We will handle vellum samples and a quill and see a large reproduction of an entire volume after the presentation. An exhibit of framed prints from The Saint John’s Bible will be on display in the Parlor March 2nd thru 27th.
Led by Tim Ternes, Director, The Saint John’s Bible in Collegeville, Minnesota
February 24th in the Fellowship Hall
Creating a Culture at Smoke Rise
The culture of a church determines what people experience, what they value and how they carry out those values. In this series, we will look at our intentions for creating a culture of hospitality, generosity, learning and evangelism:
Creating a Culture of Hospitality
March 2nd – Led by Rev. Becky Caswell-Speight
Creating a Culture of Generosity
March 9th – Led by Dr. Colin Harris
Creating a Culture of Learning
March 16th – Led by Rev. Kathy Dobbins
Creating a Culture of Evangelism: Being the Presence of Christ
March 23rd – Led by Dr. David Hull.
Dr. David Hull served as a Baptist pastor from 1980 to 2014, with the last 28 years being spent at the First Baptist Churches in Laurens, SC, Knoxville, TN and Huntsville, AL. He works with the Center for Teaching Churches at McAfee School of Theology and teaches Leadership and Pastoral Preaching courses as Adjunct Professor. He is also the Southeast Coordinator for the Center for Healthy Churches.
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