The Gospel Reading Plan

First United Methodist Church of Conroe

On November 29, the first Sunday in Advent, the congregation is invited to begin a Gospel Reading Plan that allows participants to join together and read all four Gospels in chronological order and in parallel between Advent and Pentecost.

Small groups, Sunday school classes and individuals may participate by reading their Bibles according to the reading plan or picking up a regular print or large print Gospel Plan Book containing the scripture texts divided into weekly readings.  The cost of each book is $10.00.  Books may be picked up in the church office beginning November 8.

If you do not have a Sunday school class or small group, or if your class is not participating in the Gospel Reading Plan small groups will be offered on Sunday morning for those who wish to fully participate in small group discussions and the video.  These groups will be offered at 9:45 a.m. in the Library and at 11:00 a.m. in the Asbury Room.

Groups will follow this pattern each week:
· Gathering
· Share questions that come up from the weekly readings
· Read the passage selected in the group
· Video of bible knowledge—narrative or historical analysis
· Group discussion of insights and reflections from the group based on open ended questions
· Closing

The Gospel Reading Plan concludes on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, with one-worship  at 11:00 a.m., celebrating our 6th grade Confirmation and the reading of the Gospel Reading Plan and concluding with a church-wide lunch on the grounds.

 The Gospel Reading Plan book is available in the office for $10. in regular or large print.
 
Groups will follow this pattern each week:
· Gathering
· Share questions that come up from the weekly readings
· Read the passage selected in the group
· Video of bible knowledge—narrative or historical analysis
· Group discussion of insights and reflections from the group based on open ended questions
· Closing

Watch this video about the Gospel Reading Plan: https://vimeo.com/144251168  and use the password “GospelReadingPlan”.


Check out the Gospel Reading Blog  www.gospelreadingfumcconroe.com