Grow

Take on the Lenten Challenge Beginning March 1

Take on the Lenten Challenge Beginning March 1

Beginning Ash Wednesday (March 1), you are invited to join us in an intentional personal and spiritual growth and development challenge. Through the season of Lent, we will be engaging with daily reading, spiritual practices, and small group discussion with the intention of going deeper in our relationship with God and one another. This year we'll be reflecting on John's gospel together.

Theology for the First Time, Jan. 27/28, March 3/4, March 31/April 1

Anthony B. Robinson, an American pastor and church leader once said that theology is "practical wisdom," meaning that it is meant for the contemplation and living of everyday life. This is your opportunity for deeper study in the work and tasks of theology. St. George's is partnering with Vancouver School of Theology over three weekends to provide this opportunity for the engagement with crucial, relevant topics led by talented and engaging teachers.

Genesis Bible Study Part 2 Beginning January 3

From the first light of Creation to the launching of the Ark, the stories of Genesis are unforgettable, and the issues they raise are as compelling as ever. But they're also more than stories—they're theological reflections of a high order, challenging us to grapple with fundamental questions about God, the nature of the world, and humankind.

Alpha Film Series: Beginning October 19, 2016

Alpha is for anyone. It’s your opportunity to ask anything about life, faith and God. Whether you’re new to the Way of Jesus, or are still finding your way, each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. It’s an open, informal & honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Pastor's Class: ListenUp! Beginning May 22nd

Pastor’s Class
1 Corinthians, a ListenUp! Bible Study

Life together has never been easy. Corinth, one of the earliest Christian communities struggled with conflict and division that chronically undermined their community from within. Despite the thousands of years in between, their struggles living in community mirror our own. Over six weeks we’ll work through this challenging letter to hear where God is still speaking with new wisdom and insight to our faith community here and now.

Sundays May 22-June 26 9:00-9:50am
SECOND CLASS ADDED:
Wednesdays May 25-June 29 10:00-11:00am

both in the Upper Lounge, coffee will be on Sundays!
Cost: $10 suggested donation for course booklet

Limited Space available, sign up online using the form below or at the Welcome Table following worship by May 19.

What's a LISTEN UP! Bible Study, and why is it unique?
God's word is alive. God will always have something new to say to us. That's why the purpose of the Listen Up! Bible Study series is not simply learning information about the Bible. It is hearing God speak. There is a difference. In these Bible studies, you will be encouraged to listen: listen to the Bible, listen to your own questions and responses, and listen to the honest sharing among participants in your study group. Trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit, we believe that in that mix of biblical text, personal engagement, and honest speaking and listening, God's word may be heard, speaking words of challenge and words of comfort.

Name *
Name
Click the arrow in the grey box to choose which class you are signing up for.
Phone
Phone
(optional)

Who is Jesus? Lenten Bible Study Beginning February 2

Who is Jesus?

Many people have asked themselves that question. In the Gospel of John, Jesus helps us find an answer by offering seven detailed verbal portraits of himself using "I AM" statements. As part of your journey through the coming season of Lent you will have the opportunity to examine and explore these “pictures” of Jesus in a weekly bible study that is being held in the church lounge, 10:30-11:30 Tuesday mornings, beginning February 2nd.

2nd February - 15th March
Facilitator – Rev. Dr. Wally Fry

February:
2 – I am the Bread of Life (John. 6:35)
9 – I am the Light of the world (John 8:12)
16 – I am the Gate for the sheep (John 10:7)
23 – I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11

March
1 – I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
8 – I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)
15 – I am the Vine (John 15:5)

Please sign up by using this form before January 31st.

Name *
Name

Take a Dip: Exploring the Way of Jesus

Care to dip a toe in to the Way of Jesus Christ? 

Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. Whether you're new to Jesus’ Way, considering baptism or confirmation, or just want fresh perspective, this series using the acclaimed NOOMA videos is for you. Come for this brief, four-part series outlining several basic questions and ideas that are at the heart of the Christian tradition.

"Evangelism for United Church Dummies" Workshop with Dave Anderson Sept. 12

Evangelism Poster Blank.JPG

Evangelism isn’t about knowing how to “sell Jesus” to others as much as it is about the conviction that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to heal lives and change the world. Once a person or congregation integrates that fundamental belief into their faith life, sharing that Good News becomes both effective and credible because it comes from the heart.

Evangelism for United Church Dummies will focus on the barriers that Mainline churches face in accepting that evangelism doesn’t violate our value system, as well as some concrete practices and techniques that allow it to percolate up in all aspects of the church’s life.

Saturday, September 12, from 9am-3pm at St. George's United Church (505 6th Street) in Courtenay.

There will be refreshments, but please bring a lunch as there will not be one provided to you.

Register using the form below.

Rev. Dave Anderson has pastored two congregations and served as the Conference Minister for Lower Mainland United Churches in his 25 year career. He and Richard Bott are the co-authors of “Immersion: Investing in God’s World,” an experiential course for newcomers and long-time members alike; as well as the Lenten Challenge series. For the past 10 years, Dave has been the Lead Pastor of Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam, BC. ERUC is an open, inclusive, truly multigenerational, discipleship oriented congregation, and the fastest growing United Church this side of the Rockies for close to a decade.

***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED***