[Neighbor is] not he whom I find in my path, but rather he in whose path I place myself,
he whom I approach and actively seek. ― Gustavo Gutiérrez

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Spanish Bible Study
Leaders:  Carmen Dones and Robert Reyes
When & Where:  Sundays @ 9 am in the upstairs library area
Focus:  Each Sunday our Spanish speaking community comes together in small group Bible study, which currently involves study of the Gospel of John through a question and discussion format. It is a great time of fellowship, support and encouragement!

 

Berean Class (adults of all ages)
Leader:  Allen Carr
When & Where:  Sundays @ 11 am in the upstairs front meeting area
Focus:  Bereans were the inhabitants of the ancient city of Berea, also known in the Bible as Beroea and now known as Veria. According to the Acts 17:11, Paul of Tarsus and Silas preached at Berea, and the inhabitants “eagerly examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so”, and many of them believed.

Today…being referred to as a Berean would define us as people who are faithful in testing what we are told against what the Word of God has to say on matters of life and living.

We invite you to join us for the Berean Bible Study Class this fall. It is a scripture-based class with opportunity for prayer, praise and lively discussion. Throughout the fall, we will be looking at the Sovereignty of God through studies in Isaiah, Hebrews, and Revelation.

 

Wednesday Adult Classes & Groups

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Who Is This Man? Book Study
Leaders:  Pastor Lynda and Pastor Woody
Meet:  7-8 pm, Sanctuary
Focus: Pastors Woody and Lynda will begin leading a 15-week group study of John Ortberg’s book, Who Is This Man?, a book that examines the far-reaching impact of the life and teaching of Jesus. In Who Is This Man?, Ortberg shows how Jesus’ influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to areas such as art, science, government, medicine, and education. He also reveals how Jesus’ vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues to inspire and challenge humanity today.

Books for this study can be independently purchased or purchased through the church for $5. Copies will be available through Pastor Lynda prior to the start of the class or on the night of class.

 

Intercessory Prayer Group
Leader:  Mary Lou Ruegg
Meet:  Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm in the Prayer Room
Focus:  A guided prayer experience for those who are called to intercessory prayer.

 

Bible Study (adults of all ages)
Leader:  Mike Spellman
Meet:  Wednesdays @ 6:45 pm in the upstairs front meeting area
Focus:  We have time to share about our lives, pray for one another and study the scriptures with an emphasis on how they affect our day to day life.  Feel free to drop in and join us!

 

ESL Class
Leader:  Glen and Wanda Heise
Meet:  Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm in the upstairs library area
Focus:  Our adult ESL class serves beginning adult English language learners, although intermediate and advanced learners are welcome.

 

Life Groups

A life group is a small group gathering (between 6 to 12 people) that meets on a regular basis to ‘do life’ together. It is an effective way for everyone to feel personally connected to the Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church community and to learn and grow in an intimate and supportive environment.

Each group is unique, and may include any or all of the following: fellowship, prayer, worship, study of Scripture, or service. Most people who have been a part of a life group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships that develop. In a group of 6 to 12, members learn to participate in prayer by having a conversation together with God, to study God’s Word in community, and to share personal gifts and talents with each other. Life groups also offer a sense of stability and security through providing support and care in times of crisis, change, and stress.

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Men’s Life Group
Leader:  Dan Rosario and Christian Pearce
Meet:  2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from 9-11 am in the upstairs front meeting area
Focus:  God’s design has never been for us to go at life alone. And yet, this is the place where so many men find themselves. Life is busy and responsibilities are demanding, but we are simply better off when we intentionally pursue growth in the community. We become better Christ followers, husbands, dads, leaders, and workers. We would love to have you join us on Saturday mornings this year for Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, support and transformation; there’s a place for you to grow and belong at HBIC!

 

Hymns of the Church
Leader:  Randy & Marilyn Miller
Meet:  Every other Sunday from 4 to 6 pm (includes a light meal) at the Miller’s home.
Focus:  Fellowship, sharing, study of the stories behind the great hymns, singing, & prayer.

 

Young Adult Fellowship
Leaders:  James & Suzanne Horton
Meet:  1st and 3rd Sunday at 12:45 pm in the upstairs Library at HBIC. Lunch is also planned for our times of meeting together.
Focus:  Want to find friends who understand the issues and challenges life is setting before you? Join other men and women in their 20s and 30s as we navigate our faith and world. Whether you’re single, married, new to the Harrisburg area or a longtime HBIC member, this is your place to land. Join us for a study through the book of Acts, social events, and recreation!

Please also join us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the meetings, activities, and events we are planning!

 

Contemplative Prayer Group
Leader:  Zach Maser
Meet:  Weekly or biweekly; dates & times TBD; group will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs, and will begin meeting in October.
Focus:  The purpose of this group is to be intentional about creating a sacred, holy space where the experience of God can become known to us in deeper ways, in hope that we can begin to incorporate these experiences into our daily lives.

 

Treasure in Jars of Clay: Friendship & Freedom
Leader:  Bernardo & Shanti Michael
Meet:  1st & 3rd Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the Michaels’ home
Focus:  We’ll be exploring themes drawn from 2 Corinthians 4:7, But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us,” exploring what it means to have friendship and freedom in Christ, and how to grow in our relationship with Him.

 

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Membership

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Membership_Class-2-2Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to take a class to even become a member? Do I have to sign anything? People often ask these questions in the process of exploring church membership. In membership, individuals commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. Members are also called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Leadership within a church also pledges to assist members with care, counsel, prayer, and spiritual growth.

If you are interested in learning more about membership, plan to join the pastoral staff for one of our two-session Membership Classes that will be offered in the Spring and Fall following the morning worship service at 12:45 pm in the CE (Christian Education) Room.

To register or for more information, please contact the church office at 561-2170 or office@harrisburgbic.org.