Saturday mornings from 7:30-8:45AM
Facilitators: Kats Hikido, Leighton Horio, Ernie Murata and Its Yokota
This Bible Study meets each Saturday and welcomes adults of all ages. Each quarter a unit of study is completed and a new one begins; one can join in at anytime during the year. Four to five Bible study leaders rotate leading the lessons. Each lesson is focused on the Bible, and is usually related to our daily lives and how we may become closer to God. Very lively discussions are held in both large and small groups. Participation in this Bible Study enables one to gain a better relationship and understanding of one's relationship with God as well as other members in the group.
Coffee is served; the Bible Study concludes about 8:45 AM. If you are a "morning person" who enjoys an informal early morning fellowship, you will enjoy this very warm and friendly group. Following Bible Study some members regularly go out to breakfast. All our welcome to join this fellowship! It will be worth your time to get up and meet with this group.
Sunday mornings from 11:30AM-12:30AM in the Fireside Room
Facilitator: Jim Tengan
Jim Tengan leads the adult Bible study held on Sundays at 11:30 AM (after worship service). Jim began this Bible study in the early 1980's and he continues to lead the class diligently every week (except when there is a conflict with a greater church wide program). It is an informal Bible study open to anybody who is interested in learning about Jesus and incorporating His teachings into his/her daily life. The class chooses (by democratic voting) books or Bible study materials that are interesting to the class. Therefore, the study materials chosen by the class vary offering a wide variety of styles, approaches and topics relating to the Bible and the life in the Jesus' Church.
THE PLEASURE OF GOD - Finding Grace in the Ordinary
"How can anything be ordinary if we find the glory of God there?"
Whatever might be said of life's most thrilling or transformative moments, most of our time is spent in ordinary things. We spend a third of our lives sleeping. In our adult lives, perhaps a quarter to a third of each week is spent at work. And then there's more of the common stuff: eating, waiting in line, bathing, getting dressed, and watching TV. So it is that our seventy, eighty, or ninety years go by in common ways, and we have no idea where they've gone.
Is there glory in any of this? Where is the abundant life of which Jesus spoke? In this inspiring new work, J. Ellsworth Kalas says that the glory is found not just in the ecstasy of love or victory but in all of life, whether ecstatic or ordinary. Kalas believes it is possible to live with such joy and gladness of hearts that we find our ordinary lives graced by the pleasure of God. He offers a guide to spiritual contentment in the midst of busy lives, showing us the meaning in those seemingly small aspects of every day.
Join the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Class as we study Kalas's new book. Classes are held in the Fireside Room at 11:30. Leighton Horio highly recommends this book.
Seekers Bible Study
Monday mornings from 9:30AM-11:30AM in the Fireside Room
Facilitator: Jody Kamachi
We meet on Monday mornings. Beginning May 12, the focus will be on the daily devotional provided by the Upper Room magazine. No homework. Drop-ins welcome. People can come to any session. It is light reading, more discussion than anything. Just a group of women studying and laughing together.