UPC has a church-wide movement to read through the Bible and participate in weekly discussion groups. To promote Bible reading and reflection, this class will use the Immerse Reading Bible. The Immerse Reading Bible is a six-volume Bible using the New Living Translation, created with the intention of increasing readability and improving the Bible reading experience. We will study the Prophets this winter and spring. Prophets is the fourth installment of the six volumes of Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience program. Prophets presents the First Testament prophets in groupings that represent four historical periods, beginning with the prophets who spoke before the fall of Israel’s northern kingdom (Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah), then before the fall of the southern kingdom (Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk), around the time of Jerusalem’s destruction (Jeremiah, Obadiah, Ezekiel), and after the return from exile (Haggai, Zechariah, Joel, Malachi). Participants read about 35 pages each week. Discussion groups meet weekly for 17 weeks during Equipping Time. New participants are always welcome.
Discussion Groups will be offered in three ways:
1) Sunday Morning Equipping Time/Larson Hall: Participants will be assigned to a 6-8 person table for the series.
2) Sunday morning Equipping Time for Families/Larson Hall: Families will gather in a breakout room for a family-friendly version of Immerse using the standard reading guide and an abbreviated kid-friendly version.
3) Sunday mornings via zoom (9:45-10:30 am). The Zoom experience will use breakout rooms with discussion hosts. Existing UPC small groups are invited to participate as well.
You may also sign up in person in the Narthex or Larson Hall and purchase your Bible at that time. The Immerse Bible costs $10. Class runs from January 22 – May 21, 2023.