Wednesday Evening Study

See notes to the right.

6:00 PM

mid-September through mid-May


5:30 PM

Brown-bag Fellowship prior to study.

 Study participation is on campus and on Zoom.

For Details about our current study go to
Faith and Fiction.


June through July 2020

Postponed from April-May

Book Study: How to be an Antiracist

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews
Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and re-energizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.

We will read and discuss collectively, hopefully in person, if not by Zoom. The book is available to everyone who wishes to join us. To offset the cost, you may wish to donate $15.

February 26 though Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Due to COVID-19 our Lenten Journey shall be one of more solitude than gathering at church.  We will keep you posted through the Diaspora Times and worship announcements.

Our Lenten Journey: a snapshot

For full details.

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 PM – Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 PM – Preparing the Way
Sundays, March 1 to April 5, 10:00 AM – Lenten Worship
Wednesdays, March 11 and March 25 at 6:00 PM, Confessing What, to Whom, and Why?
Wednesdays, March 18 & April 1, 6:00 PM – Taizé Service
Saturday, April 4, Time TBD – Pilgrimage II
Sunday, April 5, 10:00 AM – Palm Sunday Worship
Thursday, April 9, 6:00 PM – Holy Week Worship
Sunday, April 12, 10:00 AM – Easter Worship

Ash Wednesday Service

As we begin our Lenten Journey, join us for this worship

With communion and imposition of ashes.  To listen to Rev. Brent Bowden’s message, go to our sermon’s page and listen to Love It or List It.

January 29, February  5, 12, and 19, 2020

Bible Study: Anna Bowden, PhD teaches in the New Testament

Join Dr. Bowden as she leads us in four new testament studies.

  • Wednesday, January 29. Equity and the Bible
  • Wednesday, February 5, Food Insecurity and Matthew
  • Wednesday, February 12, Idolatry and the New Testament
  • Wednesday, February 19, Revelation and the Marble Workers of Ephesus

January  15, 2020

Council Discussion, The Addition of an Associate Pastor

Join us as the Council and Trustees share information regarding adding an associate pastor to our staff.

November 6, 13, and 20, 2019

Bible Study, Callin’ It Like It Is: A study of biblical prophets

Join us for a lively discussion surrounding several of the prophets of the bible with Pastor Brent.

October 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019

Book Study, White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

In preparation for a potential partnership in dialogue and service around the issue of race next spring, everyone is encouraged to read and discuss the book White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.  On four consecutive Wednesday evenings this fall, we will gather together to discuss what we have read and learned during our Wednesday Study sessions on October 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 6:00 PM.

Robin DiAngelo, anti-racist educator, following an in-depth study wrote her book which examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage one another more constructively.

Books may be ordered through the church for the discounted price of $10. You may use the link below to order your copy. Even if you cannot participate in the discussion, we encourage you to get and read this book. We will take notes on various broad questions and discussion points at our sessions for anyone who is interested in them. Scholarship funding is available.  You may contact us to reserve your book.

October 2, 2019

Bible Study, The Texts This Week

Pastor Brent will take us through the lectionary texts for next Sunday highlighting historical context, history of interpretation, related contemporary issues, and other items of interpretive significance.