Rev. Sharyl Dixon will lead the 2021-2022 Women’s Bible Study which will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, beginning September 9, from 12 noon until 2 pm IN PERSON at the church. You are also welcome to join the study group by telephone at 1-929-436-2866 with Meeting ID: 232 685 8410.
Family stories shape our sense of identity. Matthew begins his Gospel with a list of Jesus’ ancestors including some rather unusual women: Tamar, an outsider who outwitted Judah to make a place for herself in the story of Israel, Rahab, a prostitute whose intelligence and fidelity helped the Israelites enter safely into the Promised Land, Ruth, from a despised foreign group, and Naomi, her mother-in-law, and their story of loyal love, Bathsheba, referred to only as the “wife of Uriah,” who had the ability to influence kings, and Mary, a young girl in danger of complete disgrace, who had the courage to say “Yes!” to God.
Why have these women been mentioned? Jesus obviously had many more women in his family tree than these five. However, Matthew chose to mention just these. What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity as part of a particular family in a particular place and time?
Pastor Sharyl will present a recap of each lesson on KPC’s YouTube channel HERE. This year is going to be a great study and we are glad to have you join in as you are able. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverage will be provided. Masks are required. For more information, to request transportation, or to order a study book, please contact the church office at 609-921-8895.