Bible/Book Study

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path” – Psalm 119:105

Bible studies look to foster not only the “head-knowledge” of the Bible, but the very intimate “heart-knowledge” that comes from encountering God in His Word, His love letter to us.

Ministry at SMP this Fall:

This fall (October – December) Bible/Book Studies will be offered to adults in two formats: Small group, in-person studies offered onsite at Saint Michael Parish, and small group studies offered entirely online via Zoom.

For more information contact Ann Ashe – aashe@saintmichaelparish.org  or (360) 292-7112

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2020 Bible Studies at SMP

James: Pearls for Wise Living

Tuesdays at 9:00am – Zoom
10 Sessions
Begins October 6 – Cost $20

Looking for an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life? Want the secret to find joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. In this study you will find practical solutions for sanctifying everyday circumstances.

Facilitator: Judy Witt

Psalms: The School of Prayer

Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Zoom
11 Sesssions
Begins October 6 – Cost $20

The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. At the heart of the Bible are the Psalms, prayers from God that help us to pray. In the Psalms: The School of Prayer study program, discover how these sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.

Facilitator: Len Brammeier

Exodus: Called to Freedom

Tuesdays at 9:00am – Room #2
28 Sessions
Begins October 6 – (Full!)

In the Christian life, everyone is a pilgrim. What God told Moses thousands of years ago still applies to us today: God will fit us for our tasks. He will never ask us to do anything beyond our strength. Learn how the Israelites mirror our own struggles to accept this and draw courage from God’s infinite faithfulness to all his children.

Facilitator: Karen Ordos

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Room #9
8 Sessions
Begins October 7 – Cost $20 (Limit 6 participants)

Many people want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word but give up because it is so complicated. The Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible study program helps you to get the “big picture” of the Bible by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church.

Facilitator: Matt Hardy

 A Letter to Women – John Paul II (AM)

Mondays at 9:00am – Room #1
8 Sessions
Begins October 5 – Cost $30 (Limit 8 participants)

 Answering many questions for modern Catholic woman, this letter, written for the occasion of the 1995 4th United Nations Conference on Women, acquaints us with the thoughts of John Paul II and is a good introduction to the Christian concept of woman and her indispensable role in the Church, the family, society, and the world.

Facilitator: Carrie Cortes-Monroy

A Letter to Women – John Paul II (PM)

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Room #7
8 Sessions
Begins October 7 – Cost $30 (Limit 6 participants) –
(Full!)

Answering many questions for modern Catholic woman, this letter, written for the occasion of the 1995 4th United Nations Conference on Women, acquaints us with the thoughts of John Paul II and is a good introduction to the Christian concept of woman and her indispensable role in the Church, the family, society, and the world.

Facilitator: Carrie Cortes-Monroy

Theology of the Body

Fridays at 9:00am – Room #1
15 Sessions
Begins October 9 – (Full!)

The “Theology of the Body” is St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person. The human body has a specific meaning, making visible an invisible reality, and is capable of revealing answers regarding fundamental questions about us and our lives Many of these questions are answered in the 129 Wednesday audiences popularly known as the “Theology of the Body,” delivered by St. John Paul II between 1979 and 1984.

His reflections are based on Scripture and contain a vision of the human person truly worthy of man. Emphasizing the theme of love as self-gift, they counteract societal trends which view the body as an object of pleasure or as a machine for manipulation.

Facilitator: Karen Ordos

  The Good Shepherd & the Child: Joyful Journey

Tuesdays at 1:00pm – Zoom
5 Sessions
Begins October 20 – Cost $20
 

This book study is recommended for parents of children 0 – 6 years old to help you understand the spiritual development of a child. The book offers parents and educators a gentle way to enter into and honor the genuine spiritual life of children. The constant message of this book is that children’s natural openness to and wonder at God’s presence can be nurtured by caring adults who listen, pray, and journey with them in faith.

Facilitator: Ann Ashe

Raising Catholic Kids Who Care

Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Zoom
7 Sessions
Begins October 6 –
No Cost

A Parent Discussion Group on Teaching our Children Compassion. This small group series leads parents through conversations about how families can become more balanced, empathetic, and loving. Weaving in familiar examples, recent wisdom from Pope Francis, and insights from our faith tradition, we will have rich, lively discussions and give parents practical tools to bring home with them.

Facilitator: Rachel Yabut

  Secrets of Marriage

Tuesdays at 6:30pm – Zoom
8 Sessions
Begins October 6 – Cost $10
 

Healthy, life-giving marriages do not “just happen”;  they require attention and effort. Dr. Allen Hunt shares The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage that will help you grow a life-giving marriage from real-life wisdom. Reading this book with a spouse will equip you to move your marriage relationship toward all that God hopes and plans for you.  

Facilitator: Jeff and Denise Smith

Bible & Beer

Wednesdays at 8:00pm – Zoom
8 Sessions
Begins September 23 – Cost $10
 

Bible & Beer and Wine & the Word are men’s and women’s Scripture study opportunities designed for young adults ages 18-35. The vibe is casual and the content life changing!

Facilitator: Patrick Mendel

Wine & The Word

Mondays at 6:00pm – Zoom
7 Sessions
Begins September 21 – Cost $10

Bible & Beer and Wine & The Word are men’s and women’s Scripture study opportunities designed for young adults ages 18-35. The vibe is casual and the content life changing!

Facilitator: Caiti Schmitz and Julie Keeter

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