Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Page on our website: PRACTICES

We at Ekklesia Hattiesburg have attempted to order our communal life around a few simple practices that we see as integral to our collective life as followers and imitators of Christ. Here are some short explanations for these practices.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Look over the opportunities for study and small groups this fall & sign up for one at this LINK!
Click on the picture of the book to order the books.

Sundays @ 10:30 am This women’s group will start Changes That Heal: Understanding Your Past for a Healthier Future at the home of Lindsay Price (415 Court Street) (Leader: Sharon Miles)

Sundays @ 5:10 pm Family Experience (Children & Parents). A teaching time for parents to join with their children. While it has mainly been directed towards preschoolers & younger children, all parents & children are welcome. We are working towards organizing an opportunity directed more for our grade school children. (Leader: Debbie Schmidt)

Tuesdays @8pm for COLLEGE Students at the home of John Laukkanen. This is a small group for college students. For this semester the group will watch a brief Nooma Video & discuss the faith related topic from the video. STARTS OCT. 12 (Leaders: John Laukkanen, David Bell & Emily Sheckles)

Wednesdays 6-7:30PM for YOUTH. This group will meet twice a month at the home of Steve and Margie Willis to give youth an opportunity to know one another and talk about their faith. STARTS OCT 13 (Leader: Steve Willis)

Wednesdays @ 11:45am @ Caliente Grill

Book Study (Men). This group has been meeting for a couple of years, but new people are welcome to join. They just started a new book: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.

The following will start OCT. 13 & meet:

Wednesdays @6:15 pm at Court Street. Childcare available.

MANNA & MERCY: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promis to Mend the Entire Universe by Daniel Erlander. This is a theological overview of the Bible. (More of a class structure. Teacher: Mike Dixon) *We have the books already ($10)

Book Study on Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest & Delight Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman

Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping. Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made--in everything we do, everyday of the week. With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our daily lives at work, in our homes, in our economies, in school, in our treatment of creation, and in church. (Facilitator: Colbey Sparkman)