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2018 Advent Book Study

Explore the life of Joseph this Christmas season.


Learn how the story of Joseph provides the perfect example of humbly obeying God, even when we don't understand, and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.


Join us for a four-week book study using Adam Hamilton's "Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph".  We are offering two sessions with age-specific groups available for children, youth, and adults:



Sunday Sessions | 3:00-4:30 pm | Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 | Lay-led 


      Children groups available for PK - grade 5



  • Includes games, activities, craft ideas, and handouts. Session titles include:



  1. Meet Joseph the Carpenter

  2. Joseph Trusts God's Plan

  3. The Courage of Joseph

  4. Jesus Is Born! Joseph Celebrates!

  5. The Rest of the Story (what happened after Jesus was born)


      Youth groups available for grades 6-12



  • Popular youth writer Kevin Alton takes the ideas presented in Adam Hamilton's study and interprets them for young people. Each chapter includes an excerpt from the book, a reading, devotional thoughts, personal reflections, group questions, activities, and a concluding prayer. 


      Adult group



  • Through conversation, activites, reflection and a DVD with a video segment, participants will explore the life of Joseph.




Wednesday Sessions | 7:15-8:45 pm | Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19 |



led by Pastor Seok-Hwan Hong


      Adult group only



  • Through conversation, activites, reflection and a DVD with a video segment, participants will explore the life of Joseph.



November 11 is the last day to order a book through the church when registering. Books or e-books can also be purchased individually.


Details of the Study from the Publisher:


From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph's place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked, but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.


Joseph's story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don't understand, and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.


Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season. The story of Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.”


 


FAQs


 


What can I bring into the event?


Adults can bring the book to the study for reference. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Children and Youth Study questions contact Courtney Till at stellamarina@mac.com


Adults Study questions contact Sue Dougherty at sdougherty014@gmail.com