With “One Congregation, One Book,” we come together as one to focus on a single book of the Bible over a period of weeks.
This summer, we’ll focus on the Book of Genesis.

The Book of Genesis tells a story that is deep and wide from the creation of the cosmos to family relationships. Genesis tells the story of the human condition and its complexities – the joy, the pain, and God’s promise to accompany humanity through all of life. Here are the ways that you can participate: Follow this Genesis reading plan, worship with us (in-person or online) and hear the weekly sermons, and/or attend our Sunday morning (10 am) adult class, where the preaching pastor will dive deeper into the readings for each week.

Week 2: June 25 & 26 – The Fall

Pastor Jack Horner

“In the beginning” everything was “good.” But is that our experience? In chapters 3 and 4 of Genesis we hear the Hebrews’ stories of what went wrong. What turned the Garden of Eden into the world we know today? And how do we learn from them and become the people God intended. Readings: Genesis 3:1 – 4:16 Discussion Questions: “In the beginning” everything was “good.” But is that our experience? 2. In chapters 3 and 4 of Genesis we hear the Hebrews’ stories of what went wrong. a. What turned the Garden of Eden into the world we know today? b. And how do we learn from them and become the people God intended?

Week 1: June 18 & 19 – This is the Beginning

Pastor Liz Frey

Pastor Liz Frey starts our One Congregation, One Book series at the very beginning –  God’s creation of the earth. The creation story reminds us that God creates each of us, makes us in God’s image, and claims us as beloved children. Readings: Genesis 1:1 – 2:25 Discussion Questions: Use your imagination as you read Genesis. 1. How do you imagine God created heaven, earth, animals and humans? 2. Each day of creation, God said, “It was good.” What does that mean to you? 3. You were created in God’s image. What does that mean for you?