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The Way of Forgiveness
Begins Moday, January 21st
The Koinonia Center 119 Elder Street Fairburn, GA 30213
Join us in an 8-week study of The Way of Forgiveness. This Companions in Christ short term study deals with issues of forgiveness in order to “preserve ‘the beauty of our souls’ and to fulfill the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.”
Perhaps nothing goes against the grain of human nature more than forgiving those who wound us and accepting forgiveness from others. But practicing forgiveness will transform your life and help you grow in the heart and mind of Christ.
In this study author Marjorie Thompson examines shame, guilt, and anger, helping you release these emotions so you can move toward wholeness. She also deals with the topics of receiving God’s forgiveness, forgiving others, and seeking reconciliation.
Thompson gives guidance for such questions as:
•Does forgiveness mean release from consequences of sin? •Are there no limits to forgiveness? •How do we deal with absent offenders or people who refuse to forgive us?
A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of a reproduction of Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son. Over the course of the study, the artwork will serve as a focal point for reflection and discovery. (Quoted from Upper Room Books; bookstore.upperroom.org)
When: Mondays, January 21 - March 11, 2013
Time: 9:15-11:30 AM
Leader: Kim Reindl, MDiv, MA
Cost: FREE to Participants; Sponsored by the Koinonia Center
Book: Must be purchased individually; The Way of Forgiveness Participant’s Book, by Marjorie J. Thompson (may be ordered on Amazon or at www.bookstore.upperroom.org)
Register: Email Kim at email@example.com
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2013
Why Do Bad Things Happen to
Fr. Troy Beecham
Sundays, January 13 - February 10
3:00 - 4:30 PM
When we hear of or experience bad things we often turn to God for an answer to our question of “WHY”. This is a four-week study offered by Fr. Troy Beecham, Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in College Park. Come and learn how each of our different Christian traditions address this question in order to provide us with peace in the midst of our pain. It is our deepest prayer that you will come away from this study with a foundation for developing your own personal answer to this question.
Mondays, February 18 - March 25
6:30 - 8:30 PM
As we begin the season of Lent, we commit ourselves to travel with Jesus on the road to the cross. Our journey
requires that we leave what is comfortable and set out for the unfamiliar. This is no ordinary journey, this is a
spiritual journey with Christ as our guide. He is the one who knows the way, not us. Therefore, the only means
for following the path that we are meant to walk is by following Christ, who provides for us and teaches us.
In this six week study designed to accompany Henri Nouwen’s book Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings, you will be guided through a time of reading, reflection, and discussion that will offer an opportunity to draw closer to Christ. Come journey with us as we seek to grow as Christ followers this Lenten season.
Leader: Kim Reindl Study Cost: FREE, sponsored by The Koinonia Center
Book: Purchase individually before the first class, Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen (may be ordered online. Suggested sites: amazon.com or cokesbury.com)
To register: Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Deadline: Monday, February 11