The 2017-2018 Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible Study will focus on "Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews" and will be led by PCUSA teaching elder Melissa Bane Sevier. Each lesson will focus on a different angle of "community."
Hebrews is both long and complex. Those qualities make it an exciting and interesting book to study; they also make it impossible to cover fully in nine lessons. We will approach the letter thematically, not sequentially, using the overarching theme of “community.” Each lesson will focus on that theme from a different angle.
Sessions will be led by Melissa Bane Sevier, a teaching elder in the PCUSA who, after more than 23 years as a pastor, chose in 2015 to leave the pastorate and focus on her longtime ministry of writing and photography. She’s written for numerous publications and published a book on clergy sabbaticals for the Alban Institute; she also writes and takes pictures for businesses. Melissa is a frequent preacher and speaker in a variety of settings. In addition to her work Melissa makes time to spend outdoors — camping, hiking, jogging, gardening. She lives in Versailles, Kentucky, with her husband Jerry.
The full program begins with dinner on Tuesday May 9 and ends with lunch on Thursday May 11.