Starting the first week of January and continuing until the last week of December, we will be reading the New Testament. The reading will be structured so that in one year, reading 5 days a week, you will have read the whole New Testament. You will read a chapter a day followed by a reflection question. The author of this study is the Rev. Mike Crawford, the Conference Director of Congregational Development. If you were in worship on November 26th, you heard his son Mark preach. The title of the study is Reading Through The New Testament In A Year. Seriously, that’s what it’s called.
To help you with this study, I will dedicate some shelves in the Pastor’s Office to supportive material for the readings. There will be a box with some paper in it to write what material you’ve borrowed. Please feel free to use any and all material and keep it for as long as you need it. If at any point you have any questions, the pastors are always available. The reading will be available in a few formats. There will be a few copies of the entire reading in the sanctuary on the back table, on the web site www.pbfirstumc.orgwill be the entire booklet in a PDF format, and the monthly reading will be included in the Newsletter.
There is something powerful when the whole church is studying the same material just as there is something powerful when the whole church practices spiritual disciplines together. So with that being said, happy reading!