We at CHUMC
We at CHUMC
Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo
Rev. Herbert Brisbon
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Inspired by Isaiah 1:1, 10-20:
1 The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11 What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. 12 When you come to appear before me, who asked this from your hand? Trample my courts no more; 13 bringing offerings is futile; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation - I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquity. 14 Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them. 15 When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, 17 learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, let us argue it out, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Inspired by Isaiah 40:29-31:
29 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
49 "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52 From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53 they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
54 He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, 'It is going to rain;' and so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat;' and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?"
1 Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. 2 He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. 3 And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. 4 What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? 5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. 6 I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. 7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!
We have MANY opportunities for adults of all ages to get involved this Fall starting in September. Check out the options HERE!
|Sunday Mornings||Mid-Week Studies|
Re-Fuel Sunday School
Come for a cup of Joe and some holy conversation that will fill you up spiritually for the week to come:
Come if you are young or old, single or coupled, new to faith or dyed in the wool. All need to be re-fueled!
Three discussion studies will be offered throughout the fall:
For more info about Re-Fuel Sunday School, contact Pam Hughes at email@example.com.
Adult Sunday School
This group meets to discuss in detail the Scriptures that will be used in worship that Sunday. Drop in anytime, and come early for coffee, a pastry, and fellowship!
For more info, contact Sue Marullo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith, Doubt, and Fiction
Explore the issues of faith and doubt in popular fiction. The group will discuss one book at each meeting including: Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, and Toni Morrison's Home.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Led by the pastors of CHUMC, this weekly study dives deep into Scripture to bring hope and empowerment.
For more info, contact Pastor Alisa at email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Faith Study
The WNFS meets weekly to discuss books on theology and spirituality over 6-8 weeks. Books are chosen to challenge us and help us on our spiritual journey, growing closer to God on the way. Participants are encouraged to purchase their own book, but the church can order if needed. Look for a new study soon!
For more info, contact Sue Marullo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Disciple Bible Studies|
This 34-week overview of the Bible gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as revealing God. It draws on the work of scholars, personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid in understanding.
For more info, contact
Jesus in the Gospels
This 30-week study invites Disciple I grads to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, ”Who is the Jesus that you see?” Together, we’ll encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to put in a box.
For more info, contact Troy Sims at email@example.com.
Invitation to Genesis
This 10-week study takes disciples into the rich tapestry of Genesis, exploring the interaction between God and very human people in the stories of Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.
For more info, contact Liz Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|New Sermon Series|
The Luke Academy:
Beginning Sept 15 at 10:45am.
Let us join together as we wrestle with difficult parables and age-old social problems. Come as we talk honestly about both the real challenges and the abundant blessings of following Christ’ command to
Weeknight panel discussions will go along with this series. Stay tuned for more information on these opportunities!
For more info, contact Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo at email@example.com.
Our new Re-Fuel Sunday School Class kicks of with the 7-week study, The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss by James W. Kemp:
The stories of one of the world's most beloved children's authors are both imaginative and entertaining, but a closer look at Dr. Seuss' stories reveals that many are inspirational as well as instructive. Discover parallels between Scripture and the actions of cats in hats, Grinches, Sneetches, and other Creachas.
Participants are encouraged to order their own study guide, and you can do so by clicking the book image or the title link above.
Explore the issues of faith and doubt in popular fiction. The group will discuss one book at each meeting. This fall's book selections are:
For more info, contact Emily McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are encouraged to purchase their own books, but the church can order them if you need. To order your own, you can click the links above.
Register for this opportunity NOW: