“Come to me,all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
When Jesus spoke these words, there were no exceptions to his invitation. To people of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities, to the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, to those firm in their faith and to those who are searching, questioning and doubting, Jesus just said, “Come”.
At Geneva we want to reflect that reality, so you will find children as an integral part of our church’s life. You will find that we actively seek to be a church that sets up no barriers, but one with opportunities for growth in the Christian faith appropriate for all levels of spiritual maturity. You will find worship that combines time-honored traditions with fresh, new ways of expressing the Christian faith. So welcome. Please take some time to look around and get to know us.
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Now Accepting Preschool Registrations
We’re accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. We will be holding open houses each month. Our next open house will be held on April 27, from 6:00-7:15. Please tell your friends about our preschool program. Our MWF 3-year-old class is full, but we are accepting names for a waiting list. We have a few openings left in our M-F 4-year-old class, and our TTh 2 1/2-year-old class. For more information check out the Geneva Preschool page.
Relay for Life of Canton-Plymouth!
Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 a.m.to midnight. Geneva Presbyterian Church will have a Tent and Team again at this year’s Relay for Life in Canton at Heritage Park. We will celebrate our many Geneva members who are cancer survivors and remember our family members and friends who have battled cancer.
Please sign up if you are interested in being a part of this adventure for a wonderful cause. Contact co captains: Ella Bastine (734-397-0870) or Julie Graunstadt (734-414-0313).
To donate or join the team online go to http://main.acsevents.org/goto/GenevaPresbyterianChurch
Vacation Bible School!
Calling all heroes and superheroes! We are looking for volunteers to help with our Hero Central Vacation Bible school to be held Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. We need you! We are looking for people who would like to do crafts, games, help to tell the Bible story, and to lead kids around from area to area. VBS is held from 9:00 until noon — volunteers come a little earlier and stay a little later. Please sign up online at 2017.cokesburyvbs.com/genevachurch or contact the church office if you want to be a hero and can help us!
Discover your strength in God at our Vacation Bible school this summer! Registration is now open for kids ages 3 years (potty trained and previous school experience) through 5th grade. Join us at Hero Central June 19 – 23 from 9:00 until noon. Register at 2017.cokesburyvbs.com/genevachurch. Cost is $10 per student/$25 per family by June 1, or $15 per student/$40 family beginning June 2. Sorry, no walk-ins will be accepted. Early bird registrants (by May 21) receive a free gift!
Upcoming and Current Classes For Your Spiritual Journey
At 9:00 AM Monday Mornings, begins April 24 (April 24, May 1,8,15,22 and June 5)
For Women – This Spring Michelle Fabricatore will be offering a class for women only called “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God?” based on the book and video series by Lysa TerKeurst. Lysa is a nationally-known author and speaker in Christian circles and she gives some wonderful insights into what our lives could be like if we fully surrender to God’s will. Cost per person is $17 which includes the book “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God?” and the companion interactive workbook to be used in class.
At 9:00 AM (until 9:45) begins April 23
The Parables of Jesus – Emily Dickinson once said, “Tell the truth but tell it slant.” That’s what Jesus was doing when he taught in parables. From ordinary, everyday illustrations, he mined the gold of eternal truth in a way that engaged and challenged the thinking of his hearers, They often went away scratching their heads, because parables are designed to make us chew on what they mean, and to dig deeper into their understanding of God, reality and themselves. The parables often cause us to scratch our heads too. So join us as Bryan Smith leads us through a discovery of the parables of Jesus. Bring a Bible and a curious mind as together we explore these sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, always thought-provoking, challenging and life-changing stories.
At 11:30 AM (until 12:30) begins April 23
Finding God in Nature – The apostle Paul tells us that, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20a). As Christians, we most often look to the Bible to teach us about God. But Paul seems to be saying that Creation, or Nature, is indeed our first Bible. In a beautiful sunset we can see that God is an artist. When we look up at towering mountains we can see him as majestic. Standing on the ocean shore we can imagine God as vast and expansive. And sitting through a mighty storm, we know that he is powerful. But what lies beneath the surface? What might the Spirit of God whisper into our hearts if we would only immerse ourselves in the very first revelation of God. What might God say to us if we open all our sense to his presence in the world we live in? And how can we tune our ears to hear God’s message? Join us as we explore those questions and begin to learn the language of Creation as it speaks to us of the God who created it.
At 7:00 PM Thursday Evenings, began on February 23
Resting in God – Jesus offers all of us this invitation:” In a world that is rife with conflict, confusion and danger, rest seems to be in short supply. But the promise of Jesus is, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). In spite of all the places we try to find a place of peace and rest, the great spiritual teachers all agree that there is only one place to find rest that is deep, pure, true and eternal, and that is in God. Join us as together we seek to learn to rest in God. We’ll be using the book, The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God, by David Frenette. Books cost $18.00 and are also available as an e-book.