Who loves a good musical? —One with themes of redemption, grace, justice and hope. Join us in a Bible Study uniquely designed to merge the themes of Les Misérables with scripture and relate it for our times today.
The hit Broadway musical, Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, is the profound story of Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption and changed life. We will ponder themes of grace, justice, poverty, freedom, revolution, love and hope. Hugo’s story is steeped in Christian imagery and ethics. The story is built around the life of the redeemed criminal, Jean Valjean, and his quest to discover the peace of God’s grace. His story is not unlike our own. Like Valjean, we struggle with making holy choices, how to wrestle with poverty and injustice, and how to share love within a world in desperate need of hope.
Les Misérables invites us to see what happens when grace and justice collide. Can mercy and the law exist in the same place at the same time? Are grace and justice mutually exclusive, or might these ideas be one and the same? The characters in Les Misérables represent a different theme, such as grace, justice, poverty, and love. We will look at various characters and examine their themes through the lens of Christian Faith.
You can join us for the study whether or not you watched the movie.
MOVIE SHOWING: May 1 — Fellowship Hall — 6:00 pm. Or you can view it on Netflix or Amazon Prime if you need a refresher before the study begins.
STUDY: Tuesdays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Zoom and in-person in the Fellowship Hall. Zoom link for each week of the study: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
May 4: Grace well Received: The Story of Jean Valjean
May 11: When Grace and Justice Collide: The Story of Javert
May 18: The Poor are always with you: The Story of Fantine
May 25: The Gift of Love: The Story of Marius and Cosette
June 1: Building on the Barricade: The Story of Les Amis
June 8: The Blessed Garden: A Hopeful Vision
This six-week study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians explores the centrality of Paul’s faith in Jesus Christ, his love for the Philippian church, and his joy in serving both Christ and their church. Paul’s letter reminds us of his special relationship with Jesus and calls us into a renewed relationship with Christ, too.
Wednesdays, April 14 – May 26
In the Fellowship Hall and via Zoom
11:00 am – Senior Adult study led by Rev. Lydia Tatum
6:30 pm – Churchwide study led by Dr. Jeff Roberts
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For Zoom information, please email Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitators: Jeff and Shay Greene.
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Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
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Facilitators: Larry Autry, Boyd Dimmock, and Stephanie Johnson
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
For information and to register, please go to griefshare.org.
Women’s Book Club
Dates: Third Thursday of each month
Facilitator: Nancy Cummings email@example.com
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption, Bryan Stevenson – May 20, 2021