Tuesday Morning Breakfast and Bible Study
Contact person: David Quattlebaum and Dr. Mike Hoyt
This group meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at 6:45 am and for study at 7:00 am.
The group will study James Calvin Davis’ In Defense of Civility: How Religion Can Unite America on Seven Moral Issues that Divide Us.
Meeting in the Mildred Crymes Room. All are welcome.
Contact Person: Dr. Mike Hoyt and John Byce
This group meets on the first Tuesday evening of each month (except July) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Community Tap, 205 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29609. The group gathers for a time of fellowship and discussion of the Scripture. The name of this informal Bible study group comes from the casual discussions that Martin Luther would have with friends around the dinner table. Students and fellow reformers would flock to Luther's table for the food and drink and stick around for the conversation. Many of these conversations were recorded by students and later published as "Table Talk."
This group tries to recreate this type of setting and encourage a fellowship-based discussion of scripture. What better place to meet than in the back of a beer store in the North Main neighborhood. The Community Tap has agreed to host this group. Light food is provided and drinks are available for purchase.
For more information, please contact John Byce.
Bible Study: "Feasting on the Word"
Teacher: Rev. Debbie Kyser
This class meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 until 9:00 or Friday mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 in the Kelly Library (Room 25) beginning on September 8th and 11th and will meet through May 2016.
This is a Lectionary-based study, which will usually tie in with the Scripture passages for the following Sunday's worship. The Lectionary is a listing of Bible passages compiled by most of the mainline denominations, designed to (1) coordinate the Scriptures we study and preach with the church year, (2) ensure that over a three-year period, most of the Bible will have been covered, and (3) strengthen the connections among the various branches of the Church Universal as we look together at the Scriptures we all hold in common.
Each week we will look at four to six Scriptures. These will typically include a Psalm, another Old Testament passage, a Gospel lesson, and a reading from one of the letters. The curriculum material focuses on one of these passages; but in our class meetings, we will also look at how these Scriptures speak to each other. One of the important tenets of Presbyterianism is that we understand Scripture best when we allow Scripture to interpret Scripture. In other words, by exploring one passage, we may also learn to understand another passage more clearly.
Last year the class found that this study allowed us to become more familiar with the entire Bible, but at the same time gave us a chance to look deeply into particular passages. We explored a great variety of Scriptures and a variety of styles of Scripture. We will continue that study with this year's lectionary. This is not a repeat of last year, but an ever-changing, ongoing relationship with the living Word of God.
This study is open to anyone, regardless of your level of experience with Bible study. All you need is a Bible, a thirst for knowledge of God's Word, and a willingness to be open to the Bible and each other. Because there is no book to buy, this is a class you can join at any time instead of having to wait until it starts over again. It will, however, require some preparation. I will hand out reading assignments, background information, and questions to consider that will cover several weeks at a time, and I will communicate information by e-mail when appropriate. The only cost for this class is $10.00 a person per year to help defray the cost of printing the reproducible handouts that are used.
For more information, please contact Debbie Kyser.
Presbyterian Women Circles
This Presbyterian Women Circles meet on the second Tuesday of the month, September - May.
Click here for details on each circle, and their individual Studies.
Faith Formation Groups
Looking for a committed community where there is accountability and a safe, sacred space to pray, fellowship and study Scripture together?
Are you seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith?
THIS FALL we are beginning something new at Fourth Church:
FAITH FORMATION GROUPS.
FFG’s are based on the New Testament model of Acts 2:42,
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship and the breaking of bread.
Groups will meet twice a month in homes. One group will consist of all women, and one group will be co-ed. We hope you will pray about what covenanting to study with others could mean for your relationship with Jesus Christ, the church, and the world, and sign up to participate.
The Alpha FFG: Women’s Only Group: the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Begins Sept 1st
6:30 – 8:00 (appetizers)
At the home of Amy King – 1st Thursday
At the home of Trish Gwinn – 3rd Thursday
The Omega FFG: Co-ed Group: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Begins October 6th
7:00 – 8:30 (dessert)
At the home of Jennifer Fouse Sheorn
Young Adult Opportunities (Ages 18-35)
Contact person: Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn
Fridays at 7am:
Bible study on Friday's at 7:00 AM at Spill the Beans [531 S. Main Street, Greenville]. We are studying the Gospel of John.
For more information, please contact Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn at email@example.com or (615) 335-2505.