October 7 9a-3p
At the Silver Lake Lion’s Club
“Come to Jesus Moment” program by Cindy Gackenheimer
Lunch pitch-in. Bring beverages and dessert.
RSVP by October 1st to Cathy Taylor at email@example.com
BIO: Cindy Gackenheimer, facilitator. Cindy was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana, and grew up in the First United Methodist Church there. After graduating from Butler University with a degree in Pharmacy, she married the love of her life Jerry. They have lived in Warsaw for the past 40 years and have two grown sons and 4 grandchildren. In 2001 Cindy accepted the call to ministry and became the Pastor at Celebration Church—a United Methodist Congregation for 16 years, and while there she completed her course of study as a Licensed local Pastor. While there she instituted a very popular bar ministry called “Beer and BS (Bible Study) at several local bars in Warsaw which featured many provocative topics.
Though Cindy is now a retired local Pastor she continues to preach as a guest speaker occasionally at various churches and still greatly enjoys leading small group studies. Cindy has a full retirement as she spends time with grandchildren, camps and hikes with Jerry, and raises Monarch butterflies at her garden, Gack’s Flutterby Garden.
Synopsis: You are invited to a fun day away with the women of Trinity United Methodist Church! Our topic will be “Come to Jesus Moments”. Cindy Gackenheimer will be facilitating the Bible Study for the day. We will study Paul’s original “Come to Jesus Moment” on the road to Emmaus, and then dig into some compelling and provocative Bible Study as we look with open hearts and minds at the issues currently on the minds of most United Methodists. Cindy will lead us deeply into the scriptures and present both traditional and progressive views of passages regarding questions about homosexuality. We will also have a fun “Is this in the Bible?” game and finish the afternoon studying how the woman at the well had her come to Jesus moment and share together in prayer on how to empty and fill our “cups”. Lunch provided.
Outline for the day:
- 9-930: Gathering and Introductions ..
- 9:30-10: Paul’s come to Jesus moment: Acts 9:1-16; Gal 2:16-21
- 10-10:30: Small group breakout discussion…
- 1030-10:45: Break
- 10:45-11:45: Can you be a Christian and be Gay?
- 12-1 Lunch and social time
- 1-1:30: Bible quiz time
- 1:30-2:30: Coming to Jesus by filling our cups. The woman at the well. John 4:1-26
- 2:30-3: Worship and Communion