Common Ground – Winter 2018

Common Ground – Winter 2018

Start the new year right!  Come for dinner,  informal devotions, and an early evening of learning and growing in fellowship and faith!

Wednesday Evenings
January 10 – February 7

Dinner at 6:00 pm
Informal Praise & Prayer at 6:30 pm
Group Time 6:40-7:40 pm
Closing on “Common Ground” at 7:45 pm

Check out the Winter Offerings and Register Below: 
The Art of Neighboring – Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors – they talked regularly, socialized, often attended church together.  In today’s society of transient, media-obsessed, and often isolated souls, we have access to the world – and yet it can be challenging to make connections with those who live right outside our front door.  Addressing themes from last fall’s Race & Religion Forum, this series will explore the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for my neighbor?   Led by Pastor Steve & Andrea Miller.   5 sessions. (1/10-2/7)
Light Conversation: Helping the Hurting  – When we see those around us hurting, we want to help but often struggle with what to do or say. Sadly, well-intentioned people may unknowingly say things that don’t help, and may even hurt. How can our words and actions be framed in “light” to leave the impression of love and care that is intended? Explore this sensitive topic with Pastor Mark as we learn how to choose words that will bring comfort, hope and healing to those who need it most. Led by Pastor Mark Hricko. 2 sessions. (1/10 – 1/17)
Do’s and Don’ts: Abuse, Addiction, and Depression – What can you do when a friend or loved one is dealing with an issue like domestic abuse, addiction, or depression?  St. Andrew’s Mental Health Ministry Team is ready to help you prepare and respond.  Come for practical advice, powerful stories and valuable life lessons that will make you more ready and able to offer support to someone you care about. Led Mental Health Ministry Team members. 3 sessions. (1/24-2/7)
The Hero’s Journey & the Gospel Story – Joseph Campbell’s seminal 1949 work, The Hero with 1000 Faces, combined elements of modern psychology and comparative mythology to redefine the manner in which we hear, tell and understand stories.  Come for a two-night exploration of the Hero’s Journey, and explore how it shapes our understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Led by St. Andrew member Brian Martin, Professor of English Literature. 2 sessions. (1/10-1/17)
The World’s Greatest Churches – The “great churches” of Christianity encompass some of the world’s most stunning art and architecture. In this study produced by The Great Courses, take a virtual tour of some of the world’s most recognized and revered sacred structures and discover the stories they tell about their builders and the world that first knew them.   Led by Pastor Mark Hricko.  3 sessions. (1/24-2/7)