PIH to offer ladies Bible classes

TROY — Partners in Hope will be reintroducing ladies Bible classes this fall. The classes are offered at Partners in Hope on Franklin Street.

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 1, Partners in Hope will offer a six-week session entitled “A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study; A Refreshingly Unique Look at God’s Word,” based on the book of the same title by Jen Hatmaker, is open to women at any point on their faith journey. The six-week class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays.

“God’s Word is a place where the by-the-book people and the I-didn’t-know-there-was-a-book people can live in harmony,” said the author Jen Hatmaker. Through this six-session study, participants will explore the writer’s user friendly, and often funny approach to transforming the academic nature of personal bible study into a fresh, simple format that seeks to radically change the way readers’ interact with scripture.

“Partners in Hope is delighted to offer this opportunity to women in the community from all spiritual backgrounds,” said Deb Hall, relief services coordinator and session facilitator. “We invite you to join Partners in Hope and fellow ladies of Christ each week on this journey in faith. We are all children of God, and there is a place for everyone. ”

The foundations of Partners in Hope, Inc. (PIH) are faith, authentic relationships, relevant and meaningful information, and compassionate provision for people in need. Through programs of Relief, Education, and Development, PIH seeks to meet the needs of people in crisis, provide opportunity to broaden knowledge and inspire positive individual and community change, and provide long term support for families on their journey from crisis based living to a secure and stable lifestyle.

Registration for the class is required, and although there is no cost to participate, attendees are encouraged to either make a donation of $12 to cover the cost of the book, or to bring their own copy (available at local book stores). A complete description of the material can be found at www.partnersinhopeinc.org.

Call Deborah Hall at 335-0448 for more information and to register.