"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
Camping Trip September 12 and 13th: Tenth Annual Church-wide Camping Trip, at Little Bennett Camp Grounds. Cost $25.00 per campsite.
Sports Camp, July 30 – August 1. Sign in front of the church going up today. Free, for Youth aged 8 – 13 years old at Blueberry Hill Park off of Needwood Road, Derwood, MD. You may register in advance – Please call the church SGPCA at 301-330-4326 to register. Come out for fun, make some new friends while developing your ‘sport-sy’ competitive edge.
Summer Quarter Sunday School Classes – have begun and will run through August 31st. The classes offered are: Apologetics, led by Carlos Gonzalez and Jeff Bullard in Rooms 10/11. The Book of Ruth, using Paul Miller’s book, A Loving Life, led by Pastor Baile in the Sanctuary; and the College and Career Class is studying Kevin DeYoung’s book Taking God at His Word, led by Nathaniel Carr and Pastor Parker in Room 14. The Apologetics class is a study on defending your faith. Have you ever been faced with tough questions about your beliefs? Apologetics is a defense of the Christian faith but there is a distinct reformed approach. This method of defense is called Presuppositionalism. In class you will learn to proclaim the truth of Scripture and remind unbelievers that they know the Christian God exists. The class format will vary between lectures, videos and group discussions. Join us to learn about the impossibilities of all worldviews without the Triune God. The book of Ruth class will discuss Paul Miller’s new book “A Loving Life” (about 10-15 pgs./week) and explore the various themes of redemption, Ruth’s hesed love, Ruth as a type of Christ, remedies for self-pity, how we should view poverty and immigration and trust God’s sovereignty and goodness in the hard times.