Posts by Kristen Franchetti

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2018 Christian Education Block Schedule: Spring Block: Four Weeks

by Kristen Franchetti

Do you ever wonder about Origins? How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Were Adam and Eve the first humans? Is evolution a fact? Starting April 15th, we will have 4 consecutive Sunday Spring block classes (11 am) dealing with these questions and compare and contrast scientific theories with Biblical explanations. These classes […]

Women’s Retreat: Her Story, My Story, Our Story

by Kristen Franchetti
woman on beach

Many people are telling their stories today and courageously speaking out. What is our story in the text- we look at a few women from both the Old and the New Testament- some more familiar and some more uncomfortable-, then some women in history who have lived out their faith, and finally reflecting on what […]

Christian Ed Highlights

by Kristen Franchetti
Church exterior with clouds

One of the things I love about my job is that there is always something exciting and challenging to bring to the congregation and these next few months are no exception. Lenten Service Project: This year again we will be doing personal Hygiene kits for the Community Food Pantry. The slips will be out this […]

2018 Christian Education Block Schedule

by Kristen Franchetti

Following is the 2018 Christian Education Block Schedule: January 7: off January 14: off Winter Block 1 – Four Weeks Encouraging Others Strengthening the Art of Caring January 21 – February 11 Build Others Up! As God’s people live out their faith in this world, they need advice, challenge, and encouragement to persevere. Sometimes we need a reminder that […]

The First Wait is Over (Almost)

by Kristen Franchetti
Three wise men, star, stable

As we move toward the Advent Season awaiting the birth of our Savior we also await the first Sunday of Advent-November 26 a day of worship, praise, celebration and joy in our church. It all starts with the Hanging of the Greens service at 9:30, a service which tells us the background to the many images of Christmas. The […]

60 and Over Small Group Sessions!

by Kristen Franchetti

We just started Adams Hamilton’s- The Way- Walking in the footsteps of Jesus. This group meets in the church Lounge Tuesdays at 1-2:30. This study concludes October 24.  Our next study will be on Ruth Haley Barton’s Life Together in Christ- a 10 Week class with a break in between November 14-December 12.  January 9-February […]

Bible from Scratch: Fall Block 2

by Kristen Franchetti

This four-week class will help students formulate to their basic questions about the Bible.  What is the Bible?  What is the Old Testament all about?  What is the New Testament?  What place does the Bible have in our lives as followers of Christ?  This is a good introduction to the Bible for those unfamiliar with […]

The Redemption of Scrooge: Advent Study

by Kristen Franchetti
Scrooge graphic

The Redemption of Scrooge, based upon Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, will explore the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits, with an eye to Christian faith.  Along the way we will meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come and learn about living with and for others in a […]

Fall Block 1: Community

by Kristen Franchetti

Contemporary North Americans must be feeling the need of it because everything from a TV sitcom to bank promotions, car dealers, and FaceBook are offering it. We live in a world of gated “communities” for one demographic and the “World’s Biggest Small Group” community for another. It seems that anything and everything remotely religious is […]