The Adult Bible Study program will be held at both here at St. George and at St. Margaret Church in Madison. You are invited to any course regardless of the location. Of the 100 adults who participated in the courses last year, many came from Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Branford, North Haven and Hamden. We welcome the blending of the parishioners to all of these course.
The Bible is at the heart of our Catholic Faith—and our relationship with God. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people tell us they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they “just don’t get it.”
The Great Adventure is designed so that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. At the core of the Great Adventure is the concept that there is a story running through the seventy-three books of the Bible that ties all of Scripture together and makes sense not just of the Bible, but of our lives as well.
This year, there are four Bible courses subjects being offered at St. George and St. Margaret’s. Please consider participating in one of the courses listed below.
The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help anyone to make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. The study takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and brings you deep into each period of salvation history, so that you can discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. The Bible Timeline has helped hundreds of thousands of people to have a better understand the Bible and a deeper relationship with Christ, and it will help you too. This is the first course to take in the Great Bible Adventure Course. It can be an introduction to the Bible for some people as we review the format of the Bible and Catholic Catechism to ensure every attendee has the skills to locate a Bible verse or Catechism paragraph to complete the assigned study work.
Bible Timeline (BTL) at St. George from 9:30 – 11:30 AM for 23 weeks
Starts September 10. Workbook cost– $34.95
MATTHEW: The King and His Kingdom
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom shows how Jesus, the promised Messiah, relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. You will come to see Jesus in a new way and discover what his life and teachings mean for us today. Matthew is an ideal follow-up to the basic narrative of Scripture presented in the Bible Timeline study.
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom at St. Margaret from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for 24 weeks Starts September 10. Workbook cost– $28.95
Acts is a story of hope. It is the story of how a few Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They taught as Christ did. They performed miracles as he did. Some even gave their lives for him. They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds; and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men. Acts will enrich your faith and rekindle your love for Christ as you relive the lives of his first disciples.
ACTS at St. Margaret from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for 20 weeks
Starts September 11. Workbook cost– $28.95
If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom, and show us how to share him with others.
Prophets at St. George from 9:30 – 11:30 AM for 10 weeks – Starts September 11
Prophets at St. George from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for 10 weeks – Starts September 13
Workbook cost– $28.95
No previous Bible prerequisites are required for these courses; however, it is suggested that these courses are completed in the order listed.
Scholarship is available. To register or to answer any questions, please contact Cosette Heimann, 860-338-3076 or Greg Smith, 203-848-5893. Thank you for your considerations and we look forward to seeing you in class.