Themes of Hope Bible Study Class
Adult Sabbath School
Themes of Hope is a small group Bible Study Class that meets at Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are located at the south end of the downstairs fellowship hall. We provide a variety of teachers, warm group input, and a take away thought each week. We love to welcome visitors, new believers, and new members along with our regular attenders.
This class is gently modeled after the "Something Else" Sabbath School model proposed by Union College Professor, Chris Blake. In following that model, our study focuses on the person of God and how He is drawing us to Him through Bible study, member discussion and personal testimony each Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30am. We use the Adult Sabbath School Quarterly which can be found at https://www.absg.adventist.org/Teachers.htm
Praising God for His care for us and praying for each member's concerns is an important element of our meeting time.
We enjoy practical giving through a small money ministry, and we reach out to our community by organizing helping events.
We have provided small financial grants to help several individuals with expenses during time of illness, accident, or misfortune by providing fuel vouchers, paying utility bills, etc.
In the Spring/Summer of 2016 we collaborated with the Youth Sabbath School Class, the Young Adult Sabbath School Class, and the Better Day Ministry to organize and help fund a Kids Against Hunger Public Packing Event in Lincoln, NE. Over 65 members from Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist church attended this event and we donated $610.00 towards the cost of supplies. Along with other community volunteers we packaged over 33,000 nutritious meals in two hours. These meals are made up of rice, soy granules, dried vegetables, vegetarian seasoning, and vitamin/mineral supplements and are a complete protein meal that ships and stores well. These meal packs are shipped all around the U.S.A. and the world to help those who are suffering from chronic food shortage or from disasters such as floods, or earthquake or recovering from war.
In October 2016, Themes of Hope Sabbath School class partially funded the children's book give-a-way booth for the 2016 Light of the Dark, (Halloween Alternative). As the children left the registration table they came by the book table and each child was offered their choice of a free book. Inside each of the books was a Junior and Adult Bible study guide offer and each book was stamped with the Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church contact information. We were blessed to give away over 250 books and Bible study cards this year.
In November 2016, the class worked together to promoted a benefit for the Lincoln Good Neighbor Community Center. Through this benefit, Piedmont Park members donated $1,674.11 which provided turkeys and non-perishable Thanksgiving food items to members of the Lincoln community and refugee families so they could have a better Thanksgiving meal.
If you are nearby Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4801 "A" Street, Lincoln NE at 9:30am on a Saturday morning, please feel welcome to join us for our Bible Study.
Renee Schaecher – Class Leader