January 4, 2018- January 7, 2018
This is the Year of the Bible! As a congregation we are growing in our love of God through the study of scripture. We will begin our new year with reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation out loud before God in our sanctuary. Members, friends and community members are invited to participate as we seek to honor God and ask for God’s guidance as we enter into the new year.
What are you asking?
We are asking persons to sign up for 30 minute slots for 72 hours to read the Bible aloud in the sanctuary.
How will this work?
You will enter the church on the 10th Avenue entrance. There will be a greeter/security person at the door to let you in and invite you to go to the sanctuary. People will sign up to read. There is no need to sign up if you wish to come and be still in the sanctuary and listen to the Bible readers at anytime.
The reader will simply begin reading where the last person left off and continuing reading at their own pace. There will be a special table set on the floor of the sanctuary facing the chancel area for readers to sit. Extra lighting, bottles of water, etc. will be made available. The person reading continues to read until the next reader comes and taps them on the shoulder and places are exchanged. This will allow for a continuous reading of God’s holy word.
We will begin at 7:30 am January 4 with the first chapter of Genesis and be finished reading the last chapter of Revelation to open the 8 am worship service January 7.
Additional details will be posted on the website.
How do I sign up?
Readers can sign up on our church’s website, www.firstumckenosha.org. There will be persons available on Sunday mornings to assist with the sign up. Lastly a phone call or email to the church office where Helen or Pastor Susan or Justin can assist with the sign up is welcome.
olunteers can sign up for 2 hour slots in the Great Room or by calling/emailing Helen, Pastor Susan or Pastor Justin. The responsibility of these persons is simply to be a person welcoming those who come in our doors and be additional persons present through the evening hours.