5:00-6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
Children: Eat Free!
Bring non-perishable food items for ESM’s Thanksgiving baskets.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
A thankful dinner!
MENU COMING SOON!
DECEMBER 4, 11 AND 18
Advent program and dinner
MENU COMING SOON!
*Warning: normal kitchen operations involve shared cooking and preparation areas. We are therefore unable to guarantee that any menu item is completely free from gluten or any other allergen, and we assume no responsibility for guests with food allergies or sensitivities.
First Fellowship Dinner
You are invited to First Fellowship Dinner October 23. Lynn Strong and Lori Lorhmeyer will be preparing another delicious dinner for us. Our theme of the evening will be ESM Food Drive - Let’s Fill the Pantry! Let’s express our gratitude for what we are blessed to have by bringing items for ESM’s Thanksgiving baskets. Please bring non-perishable food donations. Items needed include: canned green beans, corn, yams, cranberry sauce, package gravy, cake mixes with frosting and evaporated milk.
ESM is also in need of peanut butter, jelly and protein bars.
Save the date for the next First Fellowship Dinner, November 20 - A Thankful Dinner!
Faith Academy - Session 1
Bible Study with the Pastor
Leader: Rev. Kent Ingram
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
September 11, 18 & 25, October 2, 9, 23 & 30, and November 6, 13 & 20
For the two Faith Academy sessions this fall Rev. Ingram will lead a Bible study of the Gospel of Mark. The oldest Gospel in the New Testament, it offers insights into the earliest views of Jesus and what a disciple of Jesus would look like. All you need is a Bible! We can supply you with one if you need it. Come any week you are able. Join us as we look at the stories of Jesus found in our oldest Gospel!
Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy with Richard Rohr
Leader: Rev. Dr. Todd Spencer
Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 and 9
Cost: $9 per person (covers cost of participant workbook)
Register with Todd by September 4 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this class, we will be invited to explore a Christian faith through contemplation, mysticism, compassion, justice and centuries of rich, Christian history. The sessions will cover: Atonement Theology, Eco-Spirituality, The Cosmic Christ, Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy and Mysticism over Moralism. Each week begins with a talk from the best-selling author and speaker, Father Richard Rohr and will be followed by a group discussion on the content of Rohr’s talk. Don’t forget to register with Todd by September 4th!
The Real Message of Revelation: “I’ve read the End of the Book. We Win!”
Leader: Bruce Phillips
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
September 11, 18, & 25, October 2, 9, 23 & 30, November 6, 13 & 20
The book of Revelation is full of confusing symbols, images, and language and most of the time we are not sure what they mean or why they are even in the Bible. But if we examine and reject the misinterpretations and consider how its original audience understood it, we can discover the very relevant message Revelation has for us today.
Southernmost Reading Group
Leader: Tim Latzke
DEADLINE to Sign up: September 7 (You will need to purchase your own book)
Sundays, September 15, October 6, & 20 and November 3 & 17.
This five-session book discussion group will be on the novel Southernmost - a book about an evangelical pastor from Tennessee who offers shelter to two gay men during a flood and the personal fall-out he experiences from that act of Christ-like love. Given the recent decisions of the UMC 2019 General Conference, the book is an exploration on themes of love of neighbor, acceptance, and the impact of religion. The five discussions will be spread out over the fall semester of Faith Academy on Sunday afternoons (see dates above). The location and exact time are TBD, based on attendance. To sign up, or for additional information, please contact Tim Latzke at 719-235-7182 or at email@example.com. When you sign up, be sure include your name, phone number and email address. Tim will contact you with exact times and location. Don’t forget to sign up by September 7th!