On Sunday, October 19, Fr. Adam will give a presentation after the service on the state of global Anglicanism, with special attention given to the election of the ACNA's new Archbishop, Foley Beach, and to questions about what being in communion with the worldwide Anglican church really means.
On October 19, we will be launching our new children's ministry! The curriculum will be a simpler version of the the service of the Word followed by a snack and activity suitable for a range of ages. Children will return to the service for Communion. If you have volunteered to help with the children's ministry, please arrive for a training session on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2:00 p.m.
On Thursday, October 16 we will be launching our new Bible studies. We will be going through a curriculum called CASKET EMPTY: God's Plan of Redemption Through History, which will take us through the Old Testament in a chronological, narrative-oriented fashion. So often, Christianity is presented as a set a propositional doctrines, and so often, Christians only read their New Testaments. This course will help us to read the Old Testament in the way it was meant to be read-- as a story, with a plot, characters, a beginning, and an end. Along the way, we will see how the Old Testament points to the New Testament, which ultimately culminates in the person and life of Jesus.
WHEN: Thursdays at 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Radnor Crossing Apartment Complex on Iven Ave in Wayne, PA.
Men: meet at Dave Hanley’s apartment (Bldg 276, Apt 1C). Park in the Giant lot and walk over.
Dave Hanley’s cell: 617-640-3337.
Women: meet at Katherine Rick’s apartment (Bldg 250, Apt 1B). Park in the apartment lot.
Katherine Rick’s cell: 510-945-3448.
Click here to get the CASKET EMPTY book on Amazon.
Click here to get the CASKET EMPTY timeline.
Please come to the first Bible study with your CASKET EMPTY book and Bible in hand, having read Genesis 1-2 and CASKET pages 1-14.
Map of Bible Study Location
One of our own, Laura Adams, will be exhibiting a collection of her most recent paintings at a gallery in New York City this fall. The show is entitled "Gilded Prxomities" and it will be featured at the S..J. Shrubsole gallery from October 14 to November 23, 2014. The gallery is located at 104 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022.
An opening reception will be held at the gallery on October 14 from 5:30 to 8:30.
See the catalog for the show here.
It is our hope to arrange a caravan of anyone interested in attending from Christ Church. Tune back to this event page for more information, which will be forthcoming soon!
About Laura Adams
Laura Adams, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, currently resides as a working artist in the Philadelphia area. She received her Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Laura has participated in many group exhibitions, both locally and nationally, and she had her first solo show at Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia in June of 2012. She has also received a number of prestigious awards, such as the Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Scholarship and Travel Award and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. She currently works as a gallery associate at Avery Galleries in Bryn Mawr and maintains a studio practice at her home in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Visit Laura's website here.
This Sunday, during the adult education hour (from 6:00-7:00 p.m.) Fr. Adam will unpack the vision, mission, values, and strategy for our church moving forward. If you are a newcomer, this would be a good time for you to get a feel for our church's DNA. Even if you're an old-timer, please join us if you'd like to know where the Lord is leading us in the coming year!
Christ Church Anglican is pleased to welcome Dr. Dennis Hollinger, President and Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Dr. Hollinger will be preaching at our service and mingling with parishioners during the fellowship hour. Come hear a renowned Christian scholar and leader open the Word of God for us. If you have any interest in seminary, either to earn a degree or provide for your own professional development or spiritual formation, today would be a good day to show up!
About Dr. Dennis Hollinger
Dennis Hollinger is President and the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Prior to assuming his present role in 2008, he served as President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA.
Over the years Dennis has served in administrative, pastoral and seminary teaching ministries, including Vice Provost at Messiah College, Pastor of the Washington Community Fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and Associate Professor of Church & Society at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. He has served as an adjunct or visiting professor at several seminaries internationally, including Moscow Theological Seminary in Russia, Union Biblical Seminary in India, and the Eastern European Seminary for Evangelical Leadership in Ukraine. He is also a visiting professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity International University, in the graduate program in Bioethics.
Dennis is a frequent speaker in churches, pastors’ conferences, seminaries, colleges and academic forums. He is the author of four books, including The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Baker),Head, Heart, Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action (Inter Varsity Press), andChoosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World (Baker). He has authored more than 80 articles, mostly in ethics (including bioethics), church and society, and preaching, and has served as the co-editor for the Eerdmans book series, Critical Issues in Bioethics. He is a board member for the National Association of Evangelicals, Hope International, and is on the board of reference for the CS Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C. Dennis is a Distinguished Fellow with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Bannockburn, IL, and for many years was a member of the Health Care Ethics Committee at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. He recently served as chair of the board for the Boston Theological Institute.
Dennis received the B.A. from Elizabethtown College, the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Drew University, and did post-doctoral studies at Oxford University. He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Beverly, MA, and have two adult daughters, Daphne (married to Ryan Fowler) and Naphtali (married to Nathan Mitten). They have three grandchildren: Ella Grace, Landon and Maya. Mary Ann serves as a Special Assistant to the Seminary for Global Education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
About Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an educational institution serving the Lord and His Church. Its mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. The seminary undertakes this task as a training partner with the Church so that what is learned on campus may be complemented by the spiritual nurture and the exercise of ministry available through the Church.
Gordon-Conwell's mission arises out of God's redemptive work in this world effected in Jesus Christ, understood through the biblical Word and mediated by the Holy Spirit. As a theological seminary, it provides learning, resources and training through which men and women may acquire knowledge, gain skills and develop attitudes needed in Christ's ministry. Its mission, accordingly, is to serve the Church in the following ways: