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2024 Gibson Lecture Series August 5th through the 9th 12:00 noon – 1:00pm

The Spiritual Life Committee is pleased to announce that our Educator-in-Residence for the Gibson Lectures this year is Scott Myers who is an Associate Professor of Screenwriting at DePaul University. The Gibson Lectures are scheduled for the first full week of August (Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9).
Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9 (Universal) which spawned two sequels, Alaska (Sony/Castle Rock), and Trojan War (Warner Bros)
He has taught in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and since 2008 has hosted GoIntoTheStory.com. He joined the faculty at DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts in the fall 2016. Scott graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Yale University, where he received a Masters of Divinity. Scott Myers is the author of The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling. For the Gibson Lecture, he will apply the themes of his book to explore theological concepts present in modern cinema. Bring your own popcorn. This will be fun!
The Gibson Lecture is funded by the Pilgrim Fund. Please consider a gift to the Pilgrim Fund designated for the Gibson Lecture.
All are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:50 a.m. in the Meeting House South Room, as we study the New Testament books of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church contain encouragement to be strong in the faith and steadfast amidst trials, and include instruction regarding Christ’s second coming.


Bible Text


June 16

1 Thess. 1

Passing It On

June 23

1 Thess. 2:1-16

Pleasing God

June 30

1 Thess. 2:17-3:13 

Double Commitment 

July 07

1 Thess. 4:1-12      

Living the Gospel

July 14

1 Thess. 4:13-18    

Hope in the Face of Death

July 21

1 Thess. 5:1-11

Waiting for Christ

July 28

1 Thess. 5:12-28

Christian Community

Aug 04

2 Thess. 1    

Dynamic Faith

Aug 11

2 Thess. 2    

Standing Firm

Aug 18

2 Thess. 3

The Word of Peace

Please join us as we meet at Pilgrim Place on Thursday mornings. Come at 9:00 for a chance to visit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. At 9:30 we will begin an hour of study. We will be looking at the Sermon on the Mount as shown below. Copies of the study guide booklet, individual lessons, and Bibles will be available for your use.
The Sermon on the Mount - an InterVarsity LifeGuide Bible Study by John Stott


Bible Text


June 20

1. Unexpected Blessings

Matthew 5:1-12

June 27

2. God's Way to Make a Difference

Matthew 5:13-16


NOTE --– Ladies Bible Study will not meet the week of July 4th


July 11

3. The Importance of Obeying God's Law    

Matthew 5:17-20

July 18

4. What's Wrong with Private Sins? 

Matthew 5:21-30

July 25

5. Faithfulness in Marriage Speech

Matthew 5:31-37; 19:3-9

Aug 01

6. How to Really Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48

Aug 08

7. How Not to Be Religious

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Aug 15

8. A Pattern for Dynamic Prayer

Matthew 6:7-15

2024 Sunday Service Minister Schedule:

June 16 - Rev. Jim Reisner

June 23 - Rev. Jack Harnish

July 30  - Rev. Pam Pendexter

July 07  - Rev. Lillian Daniel

July 14  - Rev. Michael Lindvall

July 21  - Rev. Kathy Dwyer

July 28 - TBA

August 04 - Rev. Gregory Sammons 

August 11 - Rev. Dean Francis

August 18 - Rev. Thomas Ott

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