Bible Study

Please email or call the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for contact information of facilitators. Unless otherwise noted, groups meet at Messiah's Hazel Dell campus. Most small groups take a summer break.

MOMs Connect for WEbMeeting Weekly

Where Moms Connect

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Participants: Mothers 
Day & Time: Mondays 9:30–11:00am Meets during school year.
Location: Messiah Hazel Dell
Self-contained lesson presented each week with no homework, Free childcare provided

Bible Study/Breakfast with Pastor Peter

Facilitator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Tuesday Morning at Panera Lrg for Web
Participants:
Adults
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:05am

The Tuesday Morning Small Group meets at 6:00am at Panera Bread Co. on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell. Facilitated by Pr. Peter, each session begins with prayer and the study ends when the first group member has to leave for work, usually around 7:05am
The group alternates between reading a book of the Bible over several weeks and reading interesting contemporary works by Christian authors. Previous guided readings have included A Year of Biblical Womanhood (© 2012) by Rachel Held Evans, The Phoenix Affirmations (© 2006) by Eric Elnes, A New Kind of Christianity (© 2011) by Brian McLaren, Names for the Messiah (© 2016) by Walter Breuggemann, The Great Emergence (© 2012) by Phyllis Tickle,  The Jesus I Never Knew (© 1994) by Philip Yancey, ( Pastrix (© 2013) by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Searching for Sunday (© 2015) by Rachel Held Evans, Awaiting the Already by Magrey R. deVega, A World Awaits, selected readings by C.S. Lewis, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest (© 2013) by Alan Fadling, God is in the Manger (© 2010) collected letters and writings by Dietrich Bonheoffer, Sabbath as Resistance (© 2014) by Walter Brueggemann, Jesus, The Final Days (© 2009) by Craig Evans and N.T. Wright, The Prodigal God (© 2011) by Tim Keller, and Take this Bread (© 2008) by Sara Miles. For more information or to find out what the group is currently studying, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (574-7081). There is always an open seat at the table for newcomers and guests. Everyone is welcome.     

 

Meeting Monthly

Martha CircleMartha Circle

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Participants: Women
Day & Time: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 10:00am
Location: Hazel Dell campus fellowship hall
Study Resource: Gather, by Women of the Lutheran Church in America

Are you at loose ends on Thursday mornings? Martha Circle women’s Bible study meets at 10:00 on the second Thursday morning of the month in the fellowship hall. Gather, a magazine published by Women of the ELCA is used for the study. Great treats and fellowship are included along with local benevolence projects and a Christmas brunch. Contact Sandy Grafton for more information.

Adult Couples Group

Days: 3rd Thursdays of each month
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Homes of group members
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Study Resource: Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering

Theology on Tap

God. Conversation. Beer.
Mill Creek Pub Battle Groundat Mill Creek Pub in Battle GroundFacilitators: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Participants: Adults
Days: usually the fourth Tuesday or third Thursday of the month (on break July and August)
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Local craft breweries and pubs in North Portland and Clark County
Purposes:

  1. to engage in relaxed and guided conversation about interesting and often profound theological topics;
  2. to enjoy some of the finest craft beers anywhere;
  3. and to do it with some of the best people around.

Untapped Pubat Untapped Pub, PortlandTheology on Tap (TOT) meets at local craft breweries and pubs in North Portland or Clark County. The meeting days are typically the fourth Tuesday or Thursday of the month. The location, dates, and topic are disclosed in a monthly TOT email from Pr. Peter and our pastoral intern. They also provide the Preparatory Homework in the form of readings and/or videos accessed on the internet. If you are not already on the TOT distribution list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will add your email to the list.

Previous topics have included:

  • How to Have Difficult Conversations
  • Mission Critical: Right. Wrong. Reimagined
  • Trivia on Tap
  • What's Next? Respawning. Resuscitation. Reabsorption. Reincarnation. Resurrection.
  • Lent: Discipleship, Discipline, of just a Drag
  • Is it "A Mad, Mad, World" or the Nex Great?
  • Sola Scriptura
  • In the Image
  • Theories and Theology: Faithful, Informed, & Christian
  • What's so Amazing about Grace
  • Is 'white' a color?: races in our spaces
  • The Meaning of Money
  • Déjà vu all over again (only faster): from Gutenberg to Google – the challenge of being a flesh and blood church in a digital world.
  • Lucky LabClose Encounter of the Divine Kind: Angels, Messengers, Messages, and You
  • God of Heaven and Mirth: God, The Bible, and Holy Humor
  • Dying Well
  • God and Sports: Silly or Serious?
  • Ready ... Set ... Stop? The War on Rest, and the Need for Sabbath
  • Affluenza: Where can I find the vaccine?
  • Incoming Call: ... God? Call, Vocation, Purpose ... and other ways to think about what the heck you are doing here, and why what you do counts
  • Space, Aliens, & Jesus Christ: Wanna? Be an Astro Theologian?
  • The Gifts of Imperfection
  • Losing My Religion
  • Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that Isn't
  • A Christian Response to Panhandlers
  • Christian Faith and Mental Illness6/26/2014 at Intern Joe's big back yard with Heathen Brewing Co. Vancouver, WAat Intern's big back yard with Heathen Brewing Co. Vancouver
  • Angels and Demons
  • What Happens When You Die?— Reincarnation, Resuscitation, Re-absorption, Replenishment... or Resurrection?
  • If God is so close, why is God so hard to find?
  • Money, Culture, and You
  • Death and Dying: The Ethics and Challenges of End-of-Life Decisions
  • Forgiveness—What is it exactly... or not so exactly?
  • Spiritual, but not Religious—Stop Boring Me
Pubs and breweries visited:
  • Flyboy Brewing
  • Feral Public House - Heathen Brewing
  • Uptown Barrel Room
  • Ghost Runners Brewery and Taproom
  • Untapped Pub
  • Heathen Brewing Night in the Big Backyard of the Intern House
  • Loowit Brewing Co.
  • Dirty Hands Brewing Co.
  • Mill Creek Pub
  • Total Wine and More nights in the homes of Ted & Julie Johnson and Intern Joe
  • Lucky Labrador Brewing
  • Laurelwood Brewery
  • MacTarnahan’s Taproom at the Portland Brewing Co.
  • Amnesia Brewing
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • Rail Side Brewing
  • The Brickhouse