"Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. And to be at last summoned inside would be both glory and honour beyond all our merits and also the healing of that old ache."
-- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Christianity Explored (Sunday evenings, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm).
5:30-6:00 pm Snacks and Coffee
6:00-7:00 pm Video clip and Discussion
Childcare will be provided for infants through 5th grade.
To register in advance, please call the church office at 301-330-4326.
Adult Sunday School Classes - The classes being offered are: Parenting Teens, meeting in Room 10/11, taught by John Mitchell, Ed Richardson, and Dan Hackenberg. This is a discussion-based class that will follow Paul David Tripp’s book on parenting teens and explore the joys and challenges of ushering our precious children into adulthood. The Parables of Jesus – Part II will be taught by Russ Rushton and will be meeting in the Sanctuary. Today we looked at chapter 3 in Dr. Boice’s book, which deals with the “treasure hidden in the field” and the “pearl of great price.” Next week we will look at chapter 4, entitled “God’s Kingdom Consummated,” which talks about the parable of the net. In chapter 4, Dr. Boice discusses the state of those who are saved vs. those who are not, and he gives a wonderful and compelling call for the unbeliever to repent of his/her sins and be saved—the door is still open, the invitation is given, so come!! Scott Melson will be teaching a class on “Heroes of the Faith”, biographical studies of past and contemporary preachers, meeting in Room 13. The Inquirer’s Class will be meeting in Room 14, taught by Tom Parker. The College/Career Class will be meeting in the Hospitality Room and is being taught by Steve Hudson and Jon Pickens.
Inquirers Class – A class for those interested in learning more about Shady Grove Church has begun during the Sunday School hour (9:30 am). We are looking at the mission of the church and the theology of our denomination. We are also meeting some of the leaders of the various ministries of the church. The class is a great way to make new friends. If you have any questions about the class, contact Tom Parker (301-330-4326; email@example.com).