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Lower Church plans study of Old Testament

The public is invited to join Lower United Methodist Church in its Fall Bible Study, “Invitation To The Old Testament.”

Why study the Old Testament, one may ask. Most read the Bible starting with the New Testament and then choose selected readings from the Old Testament to help understand the teachings in the New Testament.  However, Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew. He was immersed in “the law and the prophets,” the sacred texts would become the Hebrew Bible. So in a sense, the story of faith as Christians really begins with the Hebrew Bible.  That story is where Jesus’ story began.

The Lower Church study presents the Bible as the primary text with an additional study guide and features weekly group discussions, and provides valuable insights from Biblical scholars through videos. The study goal is to enhance Christian discipleship. 

Facilitators for “Invitation To The Old Testament” are Rev. Joe Klotz, Ann Klotz and Carolyn Schott.

An orientation meeting will be held on Monday, September 8, at 9 a.m. and again on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Lower United Methodist Church on Route 33 near Hartfield. The group will meet each Monday morning and Tuesday evening at these same times for eight weeks to complete the study. (Missing sessions due to being out of town or any other reason is not a problem.)

Those interested are invited to call the church office at 776-6250 or contact Carolyn Schott at 776-6004 or by email at to enroll or to ask questions. There is a $10 charge for the cost of the study guidebook.

“We look forward to seeing you on September 8 or 9!” said a program spokesperson.

posted 09.04.2008

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