Number of weeks: 5
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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As Thanksgiving approaches, we become busy with all the planning of the holiday season. We plan meals. We purchase items that we hope people will enjoy. Yet, what about taking time to reflect with heart-felt anticipation of the excitement of expecting a new born birth?
During this Bible Study, we will be taking time to reflect on Old and New Testament scripture passages that will guide us on the journey to the manger. Along the way, we’ll discuss wonder, excitement, amazement, and being present.
This class will help you reflect on the gift of Jesus but will also help you take time to reflect on what it means to give thanks for what we have: friends, family, a place to live, and food on the table.You’ll share what you and your family do as holiday rituals to celebrate this time of year together, and the study will include ideas of craft ideas or family activities that you can do.
We will be starting the Bible Study before Thanksgiving and ending the week before Christmas. All those who participate in this Bible Study will need access to a Bible and a journal of some kind.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin has been called into ministry to be bring the Gospel message of love, hope, peace, and joy. She knows what it means for a community of faith to come together to support one another and to support the local community. Harriet has served both rural and urban congregations. Harriet believes that through community and through inter-generational ministry the Holy Spirit is working to bring the message of Christ’s redeeming love to all.
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Upon completing her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology in 2015, Harriet was appointed to her first church as solo-pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Harriet has been studying Spiritual Formation, and she continues to study a variety of topics that include religion, leadership, business, and communications.
Harriet’s early days in ministry revolved around Christian program/ ministry development for children, youth, and young adults. She has experience of nearly 20 years working as a volunteer or staff person in the local church. Harriet has also worked at an Easter Seal camp working with various age groups with disabilities.
God has given Harriet the following skills: organizational skills, administration/ business skills, teacher/ preacher, building or re-building programs/ ministries, visitation ministry, small group facilitator, writing ministry resources for all age groups, passion about inter-generational ministry, developing ministry support for those with disabilities and their families, support group for Caregivers, support for First Responders, Veterans, and their families, organize/ plan worship services, and researching for materials that can be used in a ministry setting. She enjoys being creative with ministry and trying new and exciting ministries that offer support and outreach to all who are searching for a deeper connection with Christ.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries