Fourth Night Adults
Wednesdays, 7 – 8 pm
September 13 – November 8, 2017
Following the Fourth Night Dinner
Fourth Night is our Wednesday night program that brings the whole church body together to deepen our fellowship and grow in our faith. The evening begins with a meal, followed by prayer and a choice of classes, activities and volunteer opportunities for all ages.
A Reformation Debate on Justification by Faith
Wednesday, November 8 / Upper Room
Come and hear Dr. Martin Luther, John Calvin and Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto debate the issue.
Portrayed by Todd Smedley, Robert Norris, and Scott Redd
At the heart of the Reformation was the Doctrine of Justification by Faith. The Protestant belief of justification by faith alone was and is contested by the Roman Catholic Church. These established positions strike at the heart of church life and continue to shape Christian belief and practice today.
Portraying Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, Robert Norris will argue for the Roman Catholic position. Todd Smedley will incarnate Martin Luther and illustrate the Lutheran position. Scott Redd brings John Calvin to life, representing the Reformed and Presbyterian understanding.
Join us as we conclude Fourth Night’s fall semester with a lively debate on this issue, moderated by Andrew Menkis.
The Apostles Creed
Todd Smedley / Upper Room Ridgefield Alcove
The Apostles Creed has been one of the central confessions of the church. Written before the church divided it has stood as containing the essential message of the Christian faith. In this course, we will examine its origin in the early church and the history of the debates that brought it into being as well as the content of its teaching together with its practical implications for Christians.
Martin Luther – Life and Thought
Rob Norris and Jeremy Williams / Upper Room River Road Alcove
In this course, we will examine the central character of the Reformation and his life and thought and the causes, content, and course of the Protestant Reformation.
Ron Meyer and Glen Knecht / Room 131
Amidst the confusion of moral values, this course will look at the ethical requirements that God has given as it examines the content and implications of the Ten Commandments.
Fourth Night Women’s Bible Studies
Romans (Crossway series)
Janet Montague / Chapel, Room 142
The book of Romans was Paul’s greatest literary achievement, a majestic letter in which the apostle explains crucial doctrines such as original sin, election, substitutionary atonement, the role of the law, and justification by faith alone. Plumbing the theological depths, this guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—helping us to follow along as Paul recounts the history of salvation and illuminates the glories of the death and resurrection of Christ.
This evening Bible study is a part of Fourth Night and will meet on Wednesday nights when Fourth Night is in session. The cost is $15 for materials. Register here.
Contact: Jean Bronson
New Members Class
New Member Dinner
November 15, 2017 / Upper Room
5:45 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Testimonies and Welcoming of New Members followed by a reception.
Registration for dinner will begin September 1.