“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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Sunday Morning Classes began Sunday, January 8.
At 9:00 AM (until 9:45)
Getting to Know the Prophets God’s prophets, from Isaiah to John the Baptist, were an extraordinary bunch. Always controversial, unconventional and confrontational, they were called by God to do one fundamental thing – speak truth to power. They were sent to kings, priests and rulers with the message: “Return to God!” In Old Testament times, God called individual men and women to bring that message to his people. But since the foundation of the Church, we are collectively called to be God’s prophetic voice in our contemporary times. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 as we get to know these prophets of old, and discover what they have to say to us today. Led by Bryan Smith.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a fun read that provides insight into the methods and traps of spiritual warfare. Screwtape, an undersecretary in the Lowerarchy of Hell, has undertaken the guidance and tutelage of his nephew Wormwood, who has been assigned a human “patient” to secure for eternity. In a series of letters, Screwtape guides the young demon through the finer points of temptation, the weaknesses and foibles of human beings, and the disasters of his patient becoming a Christian. Though this certainly complicates things, the two infernal beings won’t let it stop them. From this very skewed perspective, C. S. Lewis digs into human nature, revealing some interesting, and sometimes embarrassing tendencies. Touching on everything from sleeplessness to the “absurdity” of God’s love for humanity. Screwtape imparts his wicked wisdom to Wormwood. Though the mirror he holds up to humanity is warped and cracked, it is still painfully revealing. Wit and parody mask a very serious analysis of what makes humans tick; and though it may make readers smile, it will also make us squirm as Screwtape picks at the cracks in our facades. Book cost is $10.00. Led by Rick Miller
At 11:30 AM (until 12:30)
America’s Original Sin America’s problem with race has deep roots, with the country’s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. In America’s Original Sin, Jim Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians–particularly white Christians–urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Books cost $12.50 and are also available electronically from Amazon.com for $10.29. Led by Bryan Smith