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Greyson Clifton Teresa Hester Joanne Mann Karl Hoyer Susan Ratliff
Rev. Robert W. Gochenour
Fairview United Methodist Church 1013 Westover Dr. Danville, VA 24541
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From The Pastor’s Desk . . .
Dear Friends: Summer Time is here! It is time to enjoy new schedules, relax, take vacations, and try something different. I want to invite you to try something different this summer: how about Bible Study? My wife, the Rev Kathy Gochenour (Pastor at Grace Design United Methodist Church in Danville) and I are team teaching a wonderful 6-weekBible Study this summer. We want to welcome you to this wonderful experience. We will meet in the Social hall at Grace Design United Methodist Church (1064 Franklin Turnpike, Danville), Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. The schedule is as follows:
Whole and Forgiven. This six-tape video series is designed to involve groups in the study of six Biblical texts about Jesus and Healing. This will be an active, participative Bible study experience. The on-screen leader is Walter Wink, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary.
July 2 (Week 1): “The Man Let Down Through The Roof” - In this session, we will be studying the healing of a paralytic and considering what paralyzes each of us.
July 9 (Week 2): “The Bent Over Woman” - This study is the story of the woman healed by Jesus of “a spirit of weakness.” It will explore the social implications of structures that limit women and men, and each consider our personal spirit of weakness.
Our vision Is
To transcend our human frailties through the worship of God and the proclamation of God’s Word. To transform people into faithful disciples through the spiritual disciplines of study, fellowship, and service. To transmit the love of Jesus Christ to a broken world through the ministry of hospitality and evange- lism.
July 16 (Week 3): “The Woman With The Hemorrhage” - In this session, the story of a woman who took a risk, seized the initiative, and was healed will be studied. We’ll also reflect on miracles and healing and explore our own needs for healing.
July 23 (Week 4): “Blind Bartimaeus” - This is a study of the story of a blind beggar who cried out to Jesus in the face of opposition and was healed. We’ll also look outside ourselves to problems in the world and imitate Bartimaeus’ insistence in asking for help.
July 30 (Week 5): “The Woman With The Ointment” - All of us seek to be loved and forgiven, to have our lives cleansed and restored. Some of us always feel unworthy in some way. In this program, we’ll be studying a story about a woman whose life was turned around and we’ll be asking her to help us look deep within ourselves.
August 6 (Week 6): “The Compassionate Samaritan” - This well-known story is commonly used to promote compassionate behavior. Here we are invited to see the story as more than a morality play about doing good deeds. Rather, we will explore the possibility that being aware of our woundedness is what makes us compassionate neighbors.
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1013 Westover Dr., Danville, VA 24541