There will be a cookout at the Palace (3502 Chamberlayne Avenue) Saturday, September 23 at 4 pm. We will need folks to help cook hamburgers and to assist with serving. We will also need picnic type food (baked beans, mac and cheese, potato salad, pasta salad, fruit, desserts, chips, etc.) donations and canned drinks (various kinds; diet and non diet). There are 25 men who live at the Palace who will really appreciate a cookout and fellowship. If you can help out, please contact Cheri Nutty at 359-1868.
Fifty-two papyri were discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Lower Egypt. Some of them had the word “gospel” in the title. Scholars have known about these and other documents dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries for a long time. These are the so-called “Lost Gospels”. Come and hear what Prof. Crislip has to say about the “Lost Gospels” and why they were excluded from the biblical canon. Professor Crislip holds the Blake Chair in the History of Christianity at VCU. His research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on monasticism and medicine in Egypt and Coptic papyrology – the edition and interpretation of texts preserved on papyrus, parchment, ostraca, and wood.
Clyde Davis is certified to teach a form of Tai Chi for health specifically developed for those suffering from arthritis. Whereas those with arthritis are encouraged to attend, it’s a perfect beginning class for anyone wishing to begin the practice of Tai Chi. For those who have trouble standing, the form can be done in a chair. The class is open to anyone interested from the church, seminary or the community for no cost. We encourage those participating to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes with flat soles but this is not mandatory.
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Main dish is provided. The meal is free and open to all!