Fall Study Class
THE JONAH STORY
10:30 am to 12 noon
October 24 – December 12
Rev. Rosemary Doran & Rev. Geoff Ross
In our Fall study, we are going to look at a famous “fishy” story – the Book of Jonah.
Sometimes known as “the reluctant prophet”, Jonah decides to run from God and the job that God gives him to do. Although he eventually fulfills his mission of calling people to repentance, he isn’t happy with the outcome. God, he feels, should be a God of wrath, not forgiveness. Nonetheless, God works the divine purpose through him, just as God does through us. Eugene Peterson describes Jonah as “someone on our level.” In our discussions, we will consider whether or not we can identify with him. Have we ever had an “inside the belly of the fish” experience? How do we respond to God’s call? How to we relate to the people we witness to? And we will look at what the story tells us about the nature of God.
Join us as we consider these issues. Share your questions and ideas. Grow in your faith. Tea, coffee and much laughter are provided! The course will end with a potluck Advent lunch. Everyone is welcome, newcomers and old hands alike.