Adult Programs

Cherry Hill offers a variety of study opportunities for adults.

TWO ADULT STUDIES DURING LENT 

Sundays at 12:00 Noon & Monday afternoons at 3:00 pm                                    

            The Adult Sunday School Class will be studying the seven last words of Jesus from the cross using a study written by United Methodist pastor, author, and teacher, Adam Hamilton.  Final Words From the Cross is a book-and-video based small-group study that explores the seven statements that Jesus spoke from the cross and the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today.  In life and in death, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Despite the serious effort and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words”—statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves:

  • Father Forgive Them
  • Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
  • Behold Your Son…Behold Your Mother
  • My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
  • I Thirst
  • It Is Finished . . . Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

In this study, Adam Hamilton explores these final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. Each week the class will include a biblical account followed by a first-person story as might have been told from the viewpoint of one of the characters at the cross. Then the group will explore the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today.

Bob Jones will lead our discussion at 12:00 Noon on Sundays in Chapel Parlor beginning the First Sunday of Lent, March 1.  All are invited to join the crowd now and experience the final words from the cross.

                                           TALES FROM THE MADHOUSE                                                                                 Monday Afternoon at 3:00 pm – Chapel Parlor

All are invited to join the Monday Afternoon Study Group as the engage in the unique and insightful Lenten video series, “Tales from the Madhouse.” Set inside the crumbling walls of a dilapidated Victorian sanatorium, eight mysterious characters reveal their secret stories to the visiting camera. They are linked by one unifying and crucial event in their lives: each of them has had an encounter with Jesus of Nazareth in some way – an experience that has left an incredible mark. Each character brushed with Jesus but missed the moment. They touched the light then lingered in the shadows. They were offered freedom but made friends with their chains. Now they are haunted by the memory of what was and what might have been. “Tales from the Madhouse” is an acclaimed series that opens up the Scriptures, the story of Jesus, and Easter week in a fascinating way.

Included in the presentation are Pilate’s Wife, The Rich Man, The Best Friend, The Mourner, The Servant Girl, Barabbas, The Centurion, and The Thief.

This group is led by Rev. Mark Phillips and meets at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoons in Chapel Parlor. All are welcome.

 

 

                                               PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN                                                                         There are two women’s bible study circles, Pikeville Circle – which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Village and also Peace Circle – which meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Beginning in September, Presbyterian Women of Cherry Hill will engage in a new study of the Ten Commandments. Both our Peace and Pikeville Circles will be using The 2019—2020 PW/Horizons Bible study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments, examines How do we live out our relationship with God and with one another in a world that is often ruled by other standards? What is the pain from which God seeks to protect us in the Ten Commandments? How can a fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments contribute to the restoration of ourselves, our communities, and the furthering of the gospel in the world? Each lesson begins with an exploration of one of the Ten Words in its biblical context. From there we consider a moment from Jesus’ life that shows us how he lived out that Word. We then consider the Word for our own lives and contexts.

Janet Reickel is the moderator of the Peace Circle (Tuesday evenings) and Elaine Filiak  moderates the Pikeville Circle (Wednesday mornings).  Please contact them for more information.