How to Read the Bible

Parenting Retreat

October 22, 2022 – 9am to 6pm

Led by the Diocese of Eastern Michigan
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, Lapeer, MI

Parents and primary caregivers of minor children are invited for a day of formation, fellowship, and refreshment. This free event will provide an opportunity to get to know other parents from around the Mitten, along with diocesan leaders.

Together, we will explore parenting as a Christian vocation, ways to “grow Christians,” a spiritual practice opportunity, and an opportunity to discuss ways that the broader Episcopal community can support parents and children as they grow in faith. Participants’ children are also invited to attend, joining in concurrent programming led by area youth ministers.

Please register by October 8th. 

How to Read the Bible

Genesis for Normal People

Fall 2022

Led by Amy Simons

Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns (Find it on Amazon)

Behind the heady debates over evolution, Adam & Eve, and scientific evidence for the flood is a terrific story – one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages. If you are not a Bible scholar but want to be able to read Genesis and understand its big picture, this brief, witty book is the guide you’ve been waiting for. Clear summaries and thought-provoking questions provide direction for personal reflection and group discussion.

We’ll meet online via Google Meet on Thursdays at 7:00 PM beginning October 13th. for six weeks.

Meeting dates, times, links, and session details can also be found on the calendar page. 

Walk in Love

Winter 2023

Book Discussion: Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe.

Led by Amy Simons

We’re going to get together and talk church. But not in a stuffy way like we’re taking a history class… In a relevant way, like when you look at your baptism photos, what you think and pray before you take communion, or when you attended your first Easter Vigil service.

Please view the church calendar for meeting times and links!

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible

Spring 2023

A video discussion group led by Christian Education Director, Amy Simons using materials from the Bible Project: How to Read the Bible.

Topics include subjects such as:

  • What is the Bible?
  • What’s the overall story of the Bible?
  • Different literary styles
    • Narrative (setting, plot, characters)
    • Poetry & Wisdom (Psalms, Genesis, Proverbs…)
    • Prose Discourse (i.e. letters from Paul)
    • More!