Adult Bible School
There are two Adult Bible Studies which meet on Sunday mornings September through May. At 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Christian Education Building adults gather for bible study using biblical study guides. Their current lesson title is "Christian Disciplines." Each study lasts about eight weeks and new participants are welcome to join at any time.
Upstairs in the Christian Education Building, a second class meets beginning at 9:30 a.m. This class is using a study entitled, Unafraid. No advance preparation is needed for the class. In this class too, you are welcome to join anytime.
Pastor Kim holds a weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. open to all. This year the Tuesday Bible Study will engage the book of Romans. Romans is the Apostle Paul’s most theologically developed and significant letter. It contains many of the church’s most beloved passages. Romans 8 is proclaimed at funerals, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Paul’s wisdom on sin in Romans 7 informs us for confession, “I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.” Romans 12 offers guidance for discipleship, “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor…”
Additionally, many of our greatest theologians, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and Karl Barth were all greatly influenced by Romans. At the close of his commentary on Romans, Martin Luther writes, “Let every Christian exercise himself in [Romans] habitually and continually.” It’s not an easy book to study, but I promise it will be a worthwhile book with which to wrestle. You’ll find your study will inform your faith and also make your heart sing as you read Paul’s powerful theology and beautiful poetry. Our Study begins on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. and we meet weekly. All are welcome. Books are in the narthex. Please sign up for the class when you take a book so we know who is attending. Thanks!!
We have a variety of different fellowship and study groups for adults in all stages of life. Each group generally meets once a month with a break in the summer. Fellowship groups include Young Adults, In-Betweeners and Friends in Fellowship. Watch our monthly newsletter for upcoming events and contact information.
Eva Means Circle (part of Presbyterian Women) meets once a month at the church for their own Bible study. All women of the church are encouraged to attend and join in the fellowship and discussion! This September they will resume their study of "God's Promise: I Am With You" from the Horizon's Bible study. Each study stands alone so you can easily join the group at any time.
Each month a group of knitters (collectively called Fifi) meets to share both knitting and fellowship. The prayer shawls and lap robes they create are offered to individuals at times of illness and hospitalization. To learn more about this ministry, please contact the Church Office via our Contact page.
Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir
Middle Spring enjoys a vibrant musical program with not one, but two choirs. The Chancel Choir, under Director Pat Frey, sings each Sunday as part of Worship and also performs a yearly cantata. The Handbell Choir, directed by Jan Ile, offers music in worship monthly and holds two concerts each year, one in December and one in May.
If you would like more information about upcoming concerts or would like to join the choir, please contact the Church Office by email or at 717-532-8198.