"Simon Peter, Flawed but Faithful Disciple"

A bible study based on "Simon Peter, Flawed but Faithful Disciple" by Adam Hamilton will be offered at Lakeshore UMC. Have you ever wondered why sometimes Jesus called Peter just "Peter" and sometimes "Simon Peter?" I did. Check your New Testament. There isn't a progression. These names are used at different times and under different circumstances. Come to this bible study and see if we can figure it out.


Peter was not rich or educated but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous but possessed a passion that would change the world. He gave up everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear.  Perhaps, at this time we too struggle with the same things.


This will be a multimedia approach. As we look at Simon Peter over 6 weeks we will also see the places in the Holy Land where Peter lived and worked. We will try to look at what Peter and his life have to offer us today as we work through some really difficult times in the life of our country.


The class will begin on January 28th and run for 6 weeks [Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 3]. These are all Tuesdays and we will meet from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM in the middle school classroom at Lakeshore UMC. You don't need to buy anything, just come with an open mind and join us for discussion and study.  If you have a favorite Bible translation, please bring that too.


This study is open to anyone who is interested. If you plan on attending this study please let Jackie Ackerman (793-1594) know so materials can be ready for you. I am looking forward to seeing you on Jan. 28th.

Join Carly for a Book Study!!!

Wednesdays at 5:00-5:45 beginning March 4th in the middle school classroom Pastor Carly will lead a book study using the book “Christ in Crisis” by Jim Wallis.  Wallis believes our world is in crisis. The only solution to the crisis is to turn to Jesus and his teachings.  He explores the teachings in ways that invite us to apply them to our world today.

Wallis is a pastor who founded Sojourners House in Washington, D.C.  He believes Jesus called for social justice in our world therefore following Jesus will cause us to move toward justice and fairness for all people. 

This book study begins in Lent and extends another 10 weeks after that.   

Please contact Pastor Carly so books can be ordered.  This study is a come when you can group that will have some reading ahead of each class.  Questions? Talk with Pastor Carly.

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