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2017/18 Year at a Glance

The 2017/18 Whole People of God License runs from Sept. 3, 2017 to Aug. 26, 2018.

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Unit 1: Together on the Journey

Date Theme Scripture
September 3 Risky Business (All ages/summer session format) Exodus 3:1-15
September 10 On the Move (Intergenerational) Exodus 12:1-14
September 17 Jubilation! Exodus 14:19-31
September 24 Abundant Grace Exodus 16:2-15
October 1 God, Where are You? Exodus 17:1-7
October 8 Lift Up Your Hearts (Thanksgiving Intergenerational) Deuteronomy 8:7-18
October 8 Ground Rules (Lessons/non-Thanksgiving) Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

 

Unit 2: Choosing God

Date Theme Scripture
October 15 Invited to God’s Banquet Matthew 22:1-14
October 22 Bearing God’s Image Matthew 22:15-22
October 29 Gentle Among You 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
November 5 Learners Together Matthew 23:1-12
November 12 Songs of the Heart Psalm 78:1-7
November 19 What’s in a Story? Matthew 25:14-30
November 26 Feeding with Justice Matthew 25:31-46

 

Unit 3: Starting Over

Date Theme Scripture
December 3 Longing Isaiah 64:1-9
December 10 Comfort and Joy Isaiah 40:1-11
December 17 Great Expectations Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
December 24 Surprise! Luke 1:26-38
December 31 In the Beginning (Intergenerational) John 1:1-8
January 6, 2018 Unfolding Mystery (Epiphany Intergenerational) Matthew 2:1-12
January 7, 2018 Spirited Beginnings Mark 1:4-11

 

Unit 4: Extraordinary Time

Date Theme Scripture
January 14 Called By Name 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
January 21 The Time Is Now Jonah 3:1-5, 10
January 28 Discerning the Spirit Mark 1:21-28
February 4 In Daily Life Mark 1:29-39
February 11 Divine Illumination (Transfiguration) Mark 9:2-9



Unit 5: Giving Way

Date Theme Scripture
February 18 Signs of God’s Promise Genesis 9:8-18
February 25 Keeping Faith Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
March 4 A Passionate Way John 2:13-22
March 11 God So Loved John 3:14-21
March 18 The Heart of the Matter John 12:20-33
March 25 Were You There? (Palm/Passion Sunday) Mark 14:1—15:47



Unit 6: Finding Our Place

Date Theme Scripture
April 1 Astounding News! (Easter Intergenerational) Mark 16:1-8
April 8 Forgiving and Restoring John 20:19-31
April 15 In Joy and Disbelief Luke 24:36b-48
April 22 Love’s Power Acts 4:5-12
April 29 Beyond Jerusalem Acts 8:26-40
May 6 Sing a New Song Acts 10:44-48
May 13 Renewing the Community Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
May 20 What a Gift! (Pentecost Intergenerational) Acts 2:1-21

 


Summer Sessions: Recognizing and Responding

Date

Theme Scripture
May 27 What Is God Like? (Trinity Sunday)

John 3:1-17

June 3 Keeping Sabbath

Mark 2:23-26

June 10 Part of God’s Family

Mark 3:20-35

June 17 Growing in God’s Love

Mark 4:26-34

June 24 Calm in the Storms

1 Sam 17 (1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49

July 1 Friendship: a Gift from God

2 Sam 1:1, 17-27

July 8 Leadership: a Trust from God

2 Sam. 5:1-5, 9-10

July 15 Dancing for God

2 Sam. 6:1-5, 12b-19

July 22 Generation to Generation

2 Sam. 7:1-14a

July 29 Enough for All

John 6:1-21

August 5 Many Gift, Many Ministries

Ephesians 4:1-16

August 12 Bread of Life

John 6:41-52

August 19 Eat and Drink

John 6:51-58

August 26 Sing and Pray

1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43

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