LIVING WATER | Room 105 | 10:10 am
The Living Water Sunday School class at Northwest Hills UMC welcomes, includes, and celebrates ALL people, regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, societal or educational class, marital status, or physical or mental abilities. We are proud of our Wesleyan heritage, we value Bible study through reading and open discussion, and we seek to live out our faith in all interactions. We advocate for the full inclusion of people of all gender identities, expressions, and sexual orientations in our church and in the larger United Methodist Church, and we affirm everybody's humanity, value, and beauty in God's eyes.
The Genesis Trilogy: And It Was Good, A Stone for a Pillow, Sold Into Egypt --- by Madeleine L'Engle We are working on the second book in the trilogy "A Stone for a Pillow: Journeys with Jacob." In this book for the curious, spiritual seeker, Madeleine L'Engle offers relevant lessons drawn from the life of Jacob from the Old Testament. Here, the son of Isaac becomes a spiritual companion to L'Engle, equipping her to deal with earthly and psychological struggles. Throughout her journey, L'Engle offers contemporary answers to questions that burden modern day readers and believers. With her customary fearlessness and candor, she broaches such topics as the significance of angels, redemption, sexual identity, forgiveness, and the seemingly constant conflict between good and evil. (Click on any of the titles to go to Amazon to find out more.)
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe --- by Richard Rohr 'God loves things by becoming them,' he writes, and Jesus' life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God – except by its own negative choice.
And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings --- by Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine often crafted stories that dealt with the complexities of the universe, navigating time and space, religion and science, with uncanny ease and insight. This skill...is showcased in this nonfiction work, And It Was Good, through her ability to see the connection between Made and Maker at every level. She examines the vast beauty, order, and complexity of our world with enthusiasm and reverence, illuminating the characteristics of God, the first poet.
The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation --- Richard Rohr