The Reformation Continues Events
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Join us at the following events as we commemorate this important anniversary.
1.) “The Reformations: Then and Now”
Sundays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m. in the Witherspoon Class.
This four week study will consider the Reformation movements of the 16th century, what they were about, and how they might speak to us in the 21st century church. We will seek to understand the world of the 16th century on it own terms and ask about the significance the various reformation movements might have in a very different context today.
Led by Dr. Jim Brandt, professor of Historical Theology and Director of Contextual Education at Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood, KS.
Feb. 5 – Contexts: Then and Now
Feb. 12 – 16th Century Reformation Movements and Their Legacy Now
Feb. 19 – Reform of Church and Doctrine
Feb. 26 – The Genius of the Reformed Tradition
2.) “We’ve Always Been Asking Questions” with Dr. Amy Oden
Monday, February 13, 6 p.m. in Westminster Hall
Learn about and engage with the voices of women in church history who asked great questions, many of which we’re still asking today.
Dr. Amy Oden is a professor of Early Church History and Spirituality,
Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University.
3.) All-Church Reformation Potluck
Sunday, February 12, at 11:30 a.m. in Westminster Hall
Bring a dish to share! We come from a family of protestors who challenged status quo and were part of Christ’s transforming work in the world 500 years ago. Join us for an all-church potluck to celebrate our roots and explore how Christ is re-imagining what it means to be the church today.
“Meet Your Deacon” at the All Church Potluck
Come meet your Deacon and share good food and conversation at the All Church Reformation Potluck this Sunday, February 12, at 11:30 a.m. in Westminster Hall. Deacons are the people who care for our church family through prayer, words of encouragement, and visits. If you’re unsure who your Deacon is or haven’t meet him or her yet, you can find out on February 12.
Downtown Bible Study
Each Thursday in February, the Downtown Bible Study will be delving into the book of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Scriptures. It’s impossible to cover all 52 chapters in four weeks, but this will be a good introduction to a prophet who wrote at a trying time for his nation. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in the fourth floor social room at San Francisco Tower at Crown Center. Questions? Ask Bill Tammeus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-926-0366.
Free Yoga Classes at Second
Caroline Harris, a yoga instructor opening a new yoga studio in Brookside, will be offering free Barre3 classes at Second during February. Barre3 is a dynamic workout that combines the wisdom of yoga, the strength of Pilates and the grace of ballet. Classes will be held in Witherspoon on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7 p.m. No RSVP is required, but participants should bring their own yoga mats.
The Open Table
Second’s new community of hospitality and conversation gathers from 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays each month around shared meals, songs, and short topical discussions about how spirituality and life intersect. All are encouraged to participate, from contributing to the meal, assisting with setup of our common spaces, or leading a short discussion/experience. For more information, please visit theopentablekc.com.