What: Horizons Bible Study Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo
Rev. Nancy Benson-Nicol, the author of the 2012-13 Horizons Bible Study, will lead this year’s annual Bible Study Day, speaking on “Dispatches to God's Household: The General Epistles” on Sept. 8.
Hosted by San Francisco Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, women and men from churches throughout Northern California are warmly invited to attend Horizons Bible Study Day.
Benson-Nicol will explore the six books of the New Testament addressed in this study: 1 and 2 Peter, 1–3 John and Jude. These books teach what it means to live in community and what it means to belong to the household of God.
Benson-Nicol will highlight the understanding of family within the early Christian communities and will explore what it meant in the world of the Roman Empire as contrasted with the more expansive idea of being a member of God’s household through the Holy Spirit. These letters were meant to inspire and comfort the faithful in first-century Asia Minor, and they continue to speak to Christians grappling with how to live in community as disciples of Christ.
Benson-Nicol is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She has served as chaplain at University of the Ozarks for the past six years. Prior to that, she served congregations in Arkansas and Michigan. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at SFTS’s Alexander Hall and includes coffee, tea and refreshments. The day will also include lunch in Alexander Hall. Lectures take place at First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, just a block from Alexander Hall. Transportation will be available to and from the church for those who need it.
HORIZONS BIBLE STUDY SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 8
8:45 a.m. Registration (SFTS, Lower Alexander Hall)
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Devotions (First Presbyterian Church)
10 a.m. Session One (First Presbyterian Church)
Noon Luncheon (SFTS, Upper and Lower Alexander Hall)
1:30 p.m. Session Two (First Presbyterian Church)
3:15 p.m. Closing Prayer (First Presbyterian Church)