Scared to read the Bible? Feel overwhelmed? Well, join the club! Right now, Nativity is reading he Bible cover to cover as a church family. Even if you didn’t start at the beginning with us, you can still jump in and join us! Read on for ways we’ll support you as you move through scripture.
In 2011, an Episcopal priest in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania invited his church to join him in a New Year's resolution. They were going to read the Bible together. To his surprise, 180 of his church members and 90 of their friends took up the challenge. Soon, the challenge began to transform that congregation. Convinced they were onto something, they began inviting other churches to be transformed as they had been.
The idea is simple. Six days a week, you read a few chapters from the Old Testament, one psalm, and one chapter from the New Testament. On Sunday you come to church and hear scripture in worship. Each participant receives The Bible Challenge companion guide, which tells you what to read, explains a bit about what you read, and offers reflection questions and a prayer.
Sunday Morning Pep Talks
During the school year, Adult Forum meets at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. While Nativity moves through The Bible Challenge, we'll use this time to help figure out what it is we've been reading each week. This is a place to come with your questions, your insights, and your struggles. It's also a place for Peter and others to give a preview of coming attractions. Want a road map before entering the book of Deuteronomy? This is the place to come and get it!
The last Wednesday of each month, we'll gather for a potluck supper at 5:30pm. From 6 to 6:40pm, adults will do a no-prep-necessary bible study on vocation and finding purpose in our daily tasks. Phillip Parker will lead programming and games for kids in 5th-7th grades. David Williamson and Alicia Dallas will lead youth choir for kids in 4K-4th grades, and the nursery will be available for our littlest ones. We will all reconvene for worship in the church at 6:45pm and finish by 7. Join us!