by the Rev. Christine Leigh-Taylor, Chair, Christian Formation Commission
Bishop Beisner is inviting the entire Episcopal Diocese of Northern California to take The Bible Challenge with him, beginning Epiphany 2013. The Bible Challenge is a year-long commitment of daily Bible reading that will lead participants to easily complete the whole Bible in one year. Each day we will all be reading the same three chapters from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, and one chapter from the New Testament. The Bishop will not only be doing the daily readings along with participants, but will be supporting them throughout the year through e-mail, the website, prayer, and in other ways. There is no cost, and any Bible is suitable. Each day’s readings will be augmented by a brief meditation posted on The Bible Challenge web page (also available in pamphlet form for those who prefer a hard copy).
The kick-off for The Bible Challenge will be on Epiphany (January 6, 2013) when participants will bring their Bibles to church for a special blessing. The readings will begin on Monday, January 7, 2013. Pamphlets with readings for each date of the year will be available at Diocesan Convention.
What do you need to do to take The Bible Challenge?
Sign up now by sending an e-mail with your name, mailing address, e-mail and church that you attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click here to download, print, complete and return The Bible Challenge flyer & sign up form (also available at all deanery convocations) by mail to: The Bible Challenge, c/o The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, 350 University Avenue, Suite 280, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Fri, October 5, 2012
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