Concord, NC 28025
Cranford-Fisher Bible Class
We meet every Sunday morning, 9:30 to 10:30 in the Chapel (behind the Sanctuary, to the right). We have about ten members. We are eager to welcome new members! If you are new to Trinity UCC, or just visiting, or a longtime member, come and give us a try!
Five of our members take turns leading the class: Wyatt Moose, Ethel Fowlkes, Earl Anderson, and Eugenia and Harold Holste. Our Bible study is based on International Uniform Lessons, in a quarterly called “The Present Word,” published in partnership with five denominations, including UCC. But our discussions are often controversial. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely in our effort to understand the Bible passage under discussion.
Our class was founded late in 1945 by World War II veterans and their wives. It was named in memory of Catherine Cranford, a young member who died of bone cancer, and Lois Fisher, another member who died at a young age.
Contact Earl Anderson with any questions at [email protected]
The Adult Discussion Group
Meets every Sunday morning 9:30 – 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall (lower level parking area). We usually have 15-20 people present for discussions on the scriptures for the day. Usually our lessons are based on the Seasons of the Spirit Sunday school and worship curriculum. We gather and greet each other over coffee from 9:30 – 9:45. The discussion begins with a question for reflection and often takes on a life of its own at the leading of Rev. Nathan who facilitates the group. Scripture is seen from a variety of perspectives. Questions are encouraged and often we conclude the class with few direct answers. We challenge each other in a spirit of truth and love, in an atmosphere where difficult questions can be honestly considered without pressure to conform.
Seasons of the Spirit is published by Wood Lake Publishing and is an ecumenical work of several denominations in Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Australia. “Seasons” follows the Church calendar and observes the seasons – Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc. The material is based on Bible readings for the day which are broadly the same as those which are used in many mainline U.S. churches. For more information about the material, visit the “Seasons of the Spirit” website at www.spiritseasons.com.