Summer Studies

Summer Studies

As community groups wind down for the year, let’s not give up meeting together! Connect to one of these opportunities for learning and spiritual growth and community this summer!

BOOKS & CRANNIES

Friday, June 22nd 7p w/ Jennifer Cronk @ her house 

jennifer@newcitycincy.org | (843) 450-2338

Do you love to read? Join New City’s officially unofficial book club, Books & Crannies, as we read and discuss a new book each month. For our June meeting, it’s time for our 2nd annual kid-friendly book club! We’ll be reading through Andrew Peterson’s book, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Feel free to bring any kids 6 or older! Details can be found in the Books & Crannies group on The City—request to join the group, or shoot a message to Jennifer Cronk. Come once, or come every time—we’re happy to learn and imagine with you!

 

CINCINNATI LOST HISTORY CLUB

Meets on Saturdays @ 10a through lunch on June 16th, July 14th & August 11th @ various locations around our great city w/ Ryan Zhang

ryan.zhang@newcitycincy.org | (513) 432-6271

We will be reading through Jeff Suess’ Lost Cincinnati and meeting at different parts of the city once a month to study and revisit the great history of our city. Please get your copy of Jeff Suess’ Lost Cincinnati and start reading!

 

DOWNTOWN THINK & DRINK

Wednesdays @ Noon on June 6th, 20th, July 11th, 25th, and August 8th over lunch @ an eatery downtown

ryan.zhang@newcitycincy.org | (513) 432-6271

Join a group of interesting, easy-going people for thought-provoking discussions on relevant contemporary topics, like loneliness and busyness, post-truth society, a question for God, etc.  We will meet over lunch time twice a month, each topic will be announced in advance, and we will read an article related to the topic to get our minds thinking before the meetings.

 

EARLY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Fridays 6:15a starting June 8th @ Angelica’s House 2332 Robertson Ave., 45212

angelica.schmitter@gmail.com | (585) 943-1596

We will be studying the book of James through the Knowing the Bible series. The book of James has a well-deserved reputation for providing practical advice, yet it also contains challenging teachings on wealth, anointing with oil, prayer, healing, and the relationship between faith and works.

We will have plenty of coffee and spend some time in fellowship and prayer for one another. Please join us!

 

MEN’S SUMMITS

First Fridays of the month @ 6:30a at the church building; June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd

brian.ferry@newcitycincy.org | (513) 289-3630

Our Men’s Summits are monthly opportunities to gather with other guys. We meet at the church building at 6:30a, caffeinate and eat donuts, sing a couple songs, hear a “faith story” from one of our guys, listen to a short talk, and have some time to discuss and pray. For guys of all ages and stages, no preparation necessary or homework. Just show up.

 

MOMS & CHILD EVENING BIBLE STUDY

Monday evenings @ the church building w/ Paige Reitano $34; registration deadline May 20th

paige.reitano@gmail.com | (513) 200-7232

Summer bible study for Moms and one school age kid. We will be studying the book of Romans with She Reads Truth Mom+Kid study books. The goal is to learn to study the Bible together. We are limiting it to one school Age child in order to keep the setting intimate and create space for good one on one time for mother and child. Ideal age grade 2-5 with reading proficiency needed. Here is the link to child’s study so you can see if your child would like the study book.

 

PROVERBS & BIBLE MEMORY FOR WOMEN

Wednesday evenings 7-9p @ the Dupees’ w/ Meg Dupee & Grace Wu

sgwu2003@yahoo.com | (513) 315-2360

We’ll be reading excerpts from Tim Keller’s devotional God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life and journaling our reflections. During this 8 week study, we’ll share our journal reflections, memorize Colossians 3:12-17 together, and end our time with prayer each week.

Purchase your own copy of Timothy and Kathy Keller’s book God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life; A year of daily devotions in the book of Proverbs. Read the Introduction through pg. 38 (February 7th) before the first meeting on June 6th.

 

RUMINATE: FOOD & FAITH READING GROUP

2nd Wednesdays 7-8:30p @ the Church Building w/ Abigail Murrish & Mike Previtera.

abby.murrish@gmail.com | (317) 893-6584

Join us for a monthly meeting (3 Wednesdays: June 13, July 11 and August 8th) t to discuss books and articles to help us grow in our understanding of how our faith shapes farming, food, eating and community formation.

Childcare is not provided. We will read Culture Making by Andy CrouchThe Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon and a selection of readings on agriculture and science. Participants should purchase the books, and we’ll provide the reading packet for Aug. 8 at printing cost (probably around $5). We’ll tentatively plan to have dinner together at Moriah Pie on August 10 for those interested.

 

TITUS MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays in June & July 7-8a @ Brick Coffee w/ Josh Reitano $10

June 7th, 21st, 28th, July 12th, 19th & 26th

joshua.reitano@gmail.com | (513) 886-0676

Down the centuries, Christians have suffered from the effects of two damaging problems. On the one hand, there always seem to be people wanting to impose rules and regulations for Christians to follow. On the other hand, there have always been Christians who seem not to care about how they live, and who regard God’s forgiveness as a blank cheque. How can we avoid these problems and be motivated to live a life pleasing to God?

In Paul’s short letter to Titus, God reveals the path to true godliness. We are warned about false trails and given stirring encouragement about the source of true godliness, its motivation and the shape it will take.

 

TWO NOVELS: THE ALCHEMIST & THE GUIDE

Sunday afternoons @ 3p June 10th, July 1st, July 29th w/ Brian Ferry @ the Ferrys’ house

brian.ferry@newcitycincy.org | (513) 289-3630

We’ll read and discuss 2 novels: The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelhoand The Guide by Indian author R.K. Narayan. Both books tell a story of journey and growth and will provide fodder for discussion about God, providence, and the search for meaning.

Purchase and read The Alchemist before our June 10th meeting. We’ll read The Guide in 2 parts for our July gatherings, so you can go ahead and purchase that as well.

 

WRITERLY

June 8th 7-9pJuly 28th 2-4pAugust 4th 10a-Noon @ Jennifer Cronk’s house w/ Jennifer, Abby Murrish, and Liz McEwan.

jennifer@newcitycincy.org | (843) 450-2338, abby.murrish@gmail.com | (317) 893-6584, ejmcewan@gmail.com | (513) 633-4842

There will be three groups for writers (all available at every gathering): poetry-writing (with Jennifer), prose-writing (with Abby), and song-writing (with Liz).

There will be optional at-home reading. Each meeting will consist of facilitator-led writing exercises, as well as time to “free-write.” We’ll close each meeting with optional read-arounds of your work.

Bring a journal/paper and a pen to every meeting.

 

AUGUST THEOLOGY LABS

Registration will begin on line mid-summer but looking ahead to August…we’ll meet for 4 Sundays in the evening for the following labs: 

  • John Perkins’ “One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race” (Josh Reitano)

  • Identity in Christ (Jim Mahoney)

  • Quest: Parenting in a Sexualized Culture (Dan & Becca Larson)

  • Creativity Exploration: Francis Schaeffer’s Art and the Bible (Gayle Frazer & Brian Ferry)

  • How to Read the Bible (Mike Previtera)

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Join us Sunday at 

9a & 10:45a