Today marked our first week to meet at Tupelo River Coffee here in New Albany, MS. Thirteen local friends (along with two briefly connecting from the United Kingdom!) came together to enjoy a Bible study together.
Rev. Tom Potter and his wife, Shannon, also stopped by to say hello, and we were encouraged by Tom’s words about our class:
“It is an extremely Wesleyan thing to move a small group off-campus. We are a church that has been founded on small groups that hold each other accountable, look out for each other, that check on each other when somebody misses a class or when they’re sick … This is a very beautiful thing that you’re doing!”Tom Potter
Warner Creekmore moderated a lesson called “Too Good to Be True” about the resurrection of Christ, and how Jesus appeared first to Mary, and then to the disciples. She also shared two documents that moved us deeply: the Social Principles of the UMC and the Social Creed of the UMC.
This week’s class sets the standard we hope to meet every Sunday: to offer a sweet, warm, social setting where people can discuss and consider the Scriptures.
We don’t have all the answers. (We don’t even know all the questions!) But we’re committed to going on this journey together. If you’re looking for a community where you can be yourself and don’t have to check your mind at the door, joining us for Sunday school is an easy way to get a feel for what our little group is about.