Christian Formation in Series
Sundays 9:45 am in the Library Lounge
Grab your coffee in the lobby or at your favorite outside supplier (sometimes there is Dunkin Donuts coffee) and meet the group that sits around a table for about an hour before worship. Topics vary throughout the year. Fall 2016 begins with video series about the Presbyterians from Northern Ireland.
Monday Morning Quarterbacks (MMQB)
Mondays, 8:30 am in the Teen Lounge, Education Wing
This group of men has been meeting weekly for more than 20 years. They are just what the name implies; a group who are second-guessing, forecasting, recounting and generally discussing sports and any other current topics--politics, economics, theology, Arlington, food, movies and of course, Church of the Covenant. No punches have ever been thrown nor has anyone ever been turned away. Juice, donuts or biscuits, coffee and tea are also on the menu. Open to all!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 -11:00 am in the Library Lounge
Have you ever wondered exactly how the Church emerged from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Many of the details are recorded in the Book of Acts. Beginning September 13 study the Book of Acts of the Apostles in the library lounge. There will be coffee, tea and pastries. Susan Tarr will offer a brief introduction to Acts and explain how the study will proceed: 28 chapters between September and next May. Come enjoy the refreshments, meet others who will be participating and decide for yourself whether you want to join in the journey. Have any questions? Contact teacher: Susan Tarr through the church office.
Soup Suppers and Lectio Divina
Thursdays 6:30 pm in Library Lounge, Education Wing
A rotating group of soup-makers provides a simple meal. Those who want to stay begin a quiet time of scripture reading and reflection at 7:00 pm, focusing on the scripture passages that will be read in worship on the following Sunday. Bring your own bowl for soup.
Adult Respite Bible Study
Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in Library Lounge, Education Wing (follows lectio divina)
Teaching and discussion (mostly) of biblical texts for the Sunday preaching schedule. Need child care? Speak to Pastor Beth. Start and stop, depending upon your own schedule. Discussion notes will be tied to Pastor Beth’s blog posts, so you can partake as you need on-line, too.
Dessert & Dialogue
A rotating meeting spiritual Book Club, meets in homes with an ad hoc schedule. Interested? Watch this space for the next book selection, or make your own suggestions for books to read by contacting the church office. Check the calendar for the time and meeting place. No commitment--just dessert!