Summer 2018 Grow Groups

Summer Book Club

Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas

On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but which instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused an explosion the sound of which is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life.

Location: Dining Room in The House
Dates: Two groups beginning Monday, June 18 or Tuesday, June 19 (10 weeks-read through Chapter 2 for the first session)
Time: Mondays at Noon or Tuesdays at 7pm
Facilitators: Pastor Bruce and Pastor Judy
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June 18/19, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2, Documentary 00:00 to 12:45
June 25/26, Chapters 3 and 4, Documentary 12:45 to 34:30
July 2/3, Chapters 5 and 6, Documentary 34:30 to 47:10
July 9/10, Chapters 7 and 8, Documentary 47:10 to 1:02:20
July 16/17, Chapters 9 and 10, Documentary 1:02:20 to 1:21:50
July 23/24, Chapters 11 and 12, Documentary 1:21:50 to 1:32:01
July 30/31, Chapters 13 and 14, Documentary 1:32:01 to 1:36:48
Aug 6/7, Chapters 15 and 16, Documentary 1:36:48 to 1:45:50 (end)
Aug 13/14, Chapters 17 and 18
Aug 20/21, Chapters 19 and 20
Aug 27/28, Chapters 21 and 22, Epilogue, Appendix



Everyone Grow: Out of Every Adversity, 2 Samuel

David is one of the most colorful characters in the Bible–a bigger-than-life figure of heroic accomplishments and profound tragedy. The two threads of action–the public life of a king and the personal life of a family man–are remarkably realistic and point to the struggles we all face. But 2 Samuel is not about David the man so much as it is about a covenant God who makes covenant promises to a covenant king through whom he will preserve his covenant people.

Location: Friends Church Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:35am
Facilitator: Pastor Bruce
Bring your Bible