BIBLE STUDY

On the first Thursday of the month, we meet at D. Boozers Food and Fire in Collinsville for Pub Theology, which is an open discussion of a topic relating to faith. These sessions are led by Fr. John or various church members and topics have varied from Doubt to What is Anglicanism to Entitlement to Who is Jesus?

In the past, we have met at Berts Chuckwagon in Collinsville for a more traditional Bible study. We have studied a variety of topics and books, all with a focus on learning more about God, our relationship with Him, and how to live our lives more for Him. Past studies include "The Story", which was a journey through the entire Bible; N.T. Wright's book "Surprised by Scripture", which looks at issues from a Biblical perspective; Hugh Halter's book "Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth," which encourages us to live the life Jesus taught us to live; a study of spiritual disciplines; and studies of various books of the Bible. In any of our studies, people of all levels of Biblical knowledge are welcome. We have people who have been studying the Bible for many years, and those for whom this is their first exposure to a formal Bible study-and we all learn from each other!

These studies are currently on hold while we are planning an Alpha Course for the Fall. See the "What is Alpha?" Section below for details.

If you’d like to be part of a Bible study or other small group, let us know. we are always looking for opportunities to start another group.

Use our Contact Page to let us know how we can serve you!




CURRENT SCHEDULE

Pub Theology--On vacation through Alpha Course
Alpha--Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning Sep 20.
Helping Hands-Third Saturday of the Month from 8-12
Social Group-Schedule varies--watch the calendar


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OUTREACH GROUPS

Outreach groups allow us a way to try to take the love of Christ to our community. Helping Hands is a program through which we do a service project approximately once a month, usually the morning of the third Saturday of the month. We are currently trying to work with the City of Collinsville to find people who need help maintaining their homes or yards, and we do light maintenance and clean up for them. .

In the past, we were very active in Habitat for Humanity in the Glen Carbon-Edwardsville area. We helped build three homes, and Fr. John and some other members were active in the organization.

We have also done work with Good Samaritan House, which is an emergency homeless shelter in Granite City for women with children. When we’ve gone there, we’ve done some work on the facility, had activities for the kids and for the mothers (separately) and cooked lunch. This has been very rewarding and the variety of activities offer something that anyone can do.

SOCIAL GROUP

We try to meet together at least once a month just to do something fun! These activities have included going to see Shakespeare in Forest Park, movies on Art Hill, Kentucky Derby Parties at the Hellrungs' or just a cookout or dinner at someone's home. These are great opportunities to get to know each other better and bring friends to meet our church family.

NEW ACTIVITIES?

We continually look for opportunities to share Christ’s love with those in need. If you know of a worthwhile organization or individuals who need help let us know! Use our Contact Page to find out when the next outreach event will be!




WHAT IS ALPHA?

We have run several Alpha Courses in the past, and are planning another one beginning September 20. , Click here for details. If it sounds like something that would interest you, let us know!

Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. It is run in tens of thousands of schools, prisons, homes and churches of all denominations. It has given more than 14 million people the opportunity to explore the meaning of life. The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus? and Why did he die? Our upcoming course will begin on Tuesday, Sep 20 at 6:30 pm. Here's a brief description of how it works: The course we host lasts 11 weeks. Each week, guests gather for about two hours. They share an informal meal, sing a few songs, listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, then gather into small groups for discussion. The talks each week act as a springboard for small group discussions.

There is no cost for the program, and we can provide transportation if requested. If you have questions, . Email us.

Visit the Alpha USA website for more information! www.alphausa.org




GROUP SCHEDULE