BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING

Whether on the street, at school, or in the park, chances are you have witnessed someone being targeted by another person with harsh or degrading language. The spark can be as simple as skin color or a head covering.  On Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8 PM in Fellowship Hall, we'll host a free workshop for the entire community to learn when and how to take action that defuses such situations and helps re-center us all on positive social norms.  Rev. Andrew Conley-Holcom, pastor at Admiral UCC, will walk us through practical, safe strategies for intervening directly, distracting those involved, and soliciting support from others.  Please let the church office know you're coming (206-932-5600) or jackie@fauntleroyucc.org).  Judy Pickens

GETTING TO KNOW THE BIBLE

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Bible or were perhaps looking for an in-depth refresher? If so, you are warmly invited to attend the adult Bible study, "Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation," Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the library. Come listen to a premier Biblical teacher present each book of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, with engrossing, visual and illustrative presentations. Each class covers a section of the Bible that creates its own story, allowing you to learn more even if you can't attend every Sunday session. The class is formatted with a 30 minute DVD presentation (copyright 2016) followed by a group discussion of the material. Gather with others for an enjoyable 50 minutes each Sunday before Worship Service. Upcoming topics:

 

2/19    Psalms, the Bible’s Songbook

2/26    Biblical Wisdom Literature

3/5       Elijah, the Troubler of Israel

3/12    Justice and Love in Amos and Hosea

3/19    Isaiah on Defiant Hope

3/26    Jeremiah on Anguish and Compassion (last one).

 

Responding in Faith to the State of Our Country

In the last couple months, many people have posed the question, "What can I do to respond to what feels like a growing atmosphere of racism, division, and hatred in our world?" In seeking to respond to this question as a church community, we are looking in multiple directions.....