Category Archives: Adult Christian Education

Tentative Book Study Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule for our book study on Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at  6:30 p.m. — Introduction through Chapter 4

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Chapters 5 through 8

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Chapters 9 through 11

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Chapters 12 through 15 

I got my copy of the book from the local Rivendell bookstore, but copies can also be ordered online in hardback, electronic, and audible formats. Let me know if you would like me to order one for you at 620-252-9622 or john@revcollins.com.

We’ll use the Zoom Link that we used for our Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke. You can find the information under the heading “Wednesday Book/Bible Study” at: abilenefirstumc.org/zoom-meetings/.

Book Study Update

We’ll begin our small group study of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho on Wednesday, February 24, 2020 (the Wednesday after Ash Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. I got my copy of the book from the local Rivendell bookstore, but copies can also be ordered online in hardback, electronic, and audible formats. Let me know if you would like me to order one for you at 620-252-9622 or john@revcollins.com.

Possible Book Study

Ever since the events of this summer again brought race relations back to the forefront of public discussion, I’ve been looking for a book we could study together. I think I’ve found one in Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho. From the book flap:

[The book] “is an essential guide to the conversations we should all be having to increase our understanding and join the anti-racist fight. … Filled with honest reflections and actionable conclusions, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and eradicate racism. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” It’s time to listen, learn, and speak.”

Please let me know if you’re interested in joining me in this study. You can send an email to john@revcollins.com or text or call 620-252-9622.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

We have a Zoom meeting scheduled for the Wednesday Evening Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. We’ll be looking at the fifth chapter of Luke. Here are the details:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2BTwgBn
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,93191165788#,,,,0#,,67410# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

Please note that I have set up separate meetings for the Communion Service and the Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

We have a Zoom meeting scheduled for the Wednesday Evening Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. We’ll be looking at the fifth chapter of Luke. Here are the details:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2BTwgBn
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,93191165788#,,,,0#,,67410# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,93191165788#,,,,0#,,67410# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

Please note that I have set up separate meetings for the Communion Service and the Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

We have a Zoom meeting scheduled for the Wednesday Evening Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. We’ll be looking at the fifth chapter of Luke. Here are the details:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2BTwgBn
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,93191165788#,,,,0#,,67410# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,93191165788#,,,,0#,,67410# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 931 9116 5788
Password: 67410

Zoom Communion and Bible Study

I’m someone who always loses the invitation to Zoom meetings, so I’m reposting this information:

We have Wednesday evening Holy Communion tonight at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study will follow at 6:15 p.m. To keep things simple, I’m just going to use the same Zoom meeting, but you can come and go as you please. Here’s the information to log on, let me know if you need tech support.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2Wdiguc
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

Communion and Bible Study

We have Wednesday evening Holy Communion tonight at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study will follow at 6:15 p.m. To keep things simple, I’m just going to use the same Zoom meeting, but you can come and go as you please. Here’s the information to log on, let me know if you need tech support.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2Wdiguc
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

Zoom Bible Study

Our Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke begins this coming Wednesday (May 13, 2020). If all goes well, we’ll cover Luke 1:1-38. If all doesn’t go well, we’ll still manage to greet everyone and get everyone acclimated to Zoom.

Here’s your formal invitation to our Zoom Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke, please note that if you can call in from your phone if you want (long distance charges may apply):

Topic: Gospel of Luke Bible Study
Time: May 13, 2020 06:15 PM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bit.ly/2Wdiguc
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,91874539985#,,1#,67410# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 918 7453 9985
Password: 67410

Please feel free to call, text, or email me if you have any questions.

Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke

I want to start a Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke. And I plan to begin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6:15 p.m. That’s right I’m going to start a 26 week Bible Study during a global pandemic. It almost goes without saying that we’ll need to be flexible. We’re going to start on Zoom, but I sincerely hope that we will be able to move to face to face meetings as time goes on. Eventually, the time will change, the day may change, and I realize that not only will we probably have to take some weeks off as a group, but also that you individually may be able to make it some weeks but not others.

All you need for this study is a Bible, and if you don’t have one, it would be my joy to provide one. As the leader, I’m going to use the N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide. I’m not asking everyone to get their own copy, but if you want, you can get a copy from Amazon, Cokesbury, or your favorite bookseller. You can also contact me if you want me to order a copy for you.

I don’t know if we’ll reach our destination or not, but I hope you’ll begin this journey with me. Let me know if you’re interested with a call, text, or email.

Luke For Everyone Bible Study Guide Links:
Amazon: amzn.to/2YxW3st (Paperback and Kindle)
Cokesbury: bit.ly/2SuwODj (Paperback)