Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This Week at ECV: 10/19 - 10/25

This Week at ECV: 10/19 - 10/25
  • Sacred Text Reading: CANCELLED
  • Conversation on Bible and History: TOMORROW (Wed. 10/19), 7:30pm
  • ECV A/V Club: THIS Sunday (10/23), 2pm at United Church
The Scoop:

Sacred Text Reading CANCELLED

Our friends at Pathways for Mutual Respect have invited members of ECV and Masjid Al-Islam to engage in a series of sacred text readings, which have been really rich times together.

The basic structure involves a reading from the Qur'an with some explanation from a leader at Masjid Al-Islam, a reading from the New Testament with some explanation from a leader from ECV, with the majority of time reserved for conversation together.

In looking to love and bless the Muslim community here in New Haven, a good place to start has been in establishing understanding and conversation in dialogue with the texts in which we encounter God.

Conversation on Bible and History
THIS Wednesday (10/19), 7:30pm
Email Matt for more info

Matt Croasmun, Todd Kennedy, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz are hosting a discussion group about the Bible and the questions aimed at it by modern criticism. The discussion will seek to do justice to both sides of the questions and will seek to bring each question into interaction with what it means to follow Jesus.

Topics will include: 
  • Historical content of Scripture, including both Old and New Testament 
  • pseudepigraphy 
  • redaction 
  • formation of the canon 
  • cultural influence and divine inspiration 
The goal for this series is that the leaders will both seek to acknowledge the full force of the critiques offered by modern Biblical studies and to challenge the idea that such an approach to the Bible prevents us from seeing the Bible as God's Word, or more importantly, from loving and following Jesus.

ECV A/V Club
THIS Sunday (10/23), 2pm
@ United Church (Corner of Temple and Elm Sts.)

Interested in the technical side of ECV's Worship Gatherings? Want to help out with the sound board or slides, but not sure if you had the skills to do it?

Join the ECV A/V Club! THIS Sunday (before the Worship Gathering), we will be training you in the vitally crucial tasks of using the sound board to record the sermons, make the worship team (and the teacher) sound awesome, and making sure that people see the words to songs so that they can join in and worship!

Hope that many of you can join us in serving our community in this very important way!

What's on Deck?
  • 10/30: ECV Harvest Party! - 6pm (after worship gathering) at United Church

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