Join us at UCC for a Book Study!

Based on the book:  Speaking Christian, Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – and How They Can Be Restored

Author:  Marcus Borg

Location:  At the United Church of Cookeville

Sunday mornings, February 23 – April 13, 9:30-10:45

About the study: Modern Christians are steeped in a language so distorted that it has become a stumbling block to the religion.  The words of the faith have been narrowed to a faith that emphasizes sin, forgiveness, Jesus dying for our sins, and the afterlife.

“Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust.”  The Beatitudes Society

Borg teaches us how to read, hear, and digest our Christian language without preconceived notions getting in the way.

The dates for the study and readings are:

February 23…..Chapters 1,2…..Pages 5-34 (Heaven and Hell framework, Literalism)

March 2…..Chapters 3,4…..Pages 35-64 (Salvation language, the Bible)

March 9……Chapters 5,6,7…..Pages 65-96 (God, God’s character, Jesus)

March 16…..Chapters 8,9,10…..Pages 97-124 (Death of Jesus, Easter, Believing and Faith)

March 23…..Chapters 11,12,13,14…..Pages 125-160 (Mercy, Righteousness, Sin, Forgiveness and Repentance)

April 6…..Chapters 15,16,17,18…..Pages  161-188 (John 3:16, Born again, The Only Way, the Ascension, Pentecost)

April 13…..Chapters 20,21,22…..Pages 189-216 (The Rapture and Second Coming, Heaven, Creeds and the Trinity)

(Chapters in bold will be emphasized in the study.)

This is a community event and open to all. Child care will be available.

Rev. Gene Skipworth will lead the study.

Sunday Book Study begins Feb.23, 2014

We will begin a book study of “Speaking Christian- Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power and How They Can Be Restored.” by Marcus Borg on Sunday, Feb.23 in lieu of the regular adult discussion group. It will start at 9:30 AM and will be lead by Pastor Gene Skipworth. The book will be available at the church with a cost of $8. This is a community event and open to all. Child care will be available.

What’s Going on at UCC…

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We’re getting a facelift!

UCC members are cleaning up Gould St. and working on new signs and landscaping. Come by and see our progress!

What a great turnout for the Upper Cumberland Pride Event in Dogwood Park! Thanks to Kim, Karen, Gene, Jerry, Stan, Hannah, Barb & the whole gang!

Gene’s book signing at the Putnam County Library went great! If you missed it, pick up his book Wear Your Collar.

Thanks to Hannah and the gang for taking care of the Heifer International booth at TTU’s Windows on the World!

Many thanks to those who helped with the Gould St. cleanup effort. Our street looks great!

Join us on Sundays to see what else we’re up to!