Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Schooled | Tell the Truth

Jesus used a brand of logic that, to those who challenged him, seemed uncommon and remarkable - and it was, though not for the reason we might expect. Jesus wasn't a great debater who knew how to trick and manipulate. He was just...right. All the time. In this series, we'll look into 4 examples of the uncommon logic of Jesus. We'll see that this logic - again, uncommon not because it is odd, but because it is purely correct in a world that is woefully misdirected - offers more than just a victory over foolishness. It offers hope, love, and purpose to those to whom Christ speaks it. 

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Sep
3
10:00am10:00am

Flat Earth | A Whole Family Bible Class

The church (that is, the organization) and the scientific community have, for one reason or another, had a tenuous relationship throughout history. This isn't one side or the other's fault - it is just the way it has been. It results from different approaches being taken within the two communities. 

The good news is this: both communities have valid approaches. The bad news: neither seems to want to be patient and listen. One of the most unique challenges the church will face over the next several generations is the challenge to work with science, not against it, while holding onto the truth.

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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Flat Earth | A Whole Family Bible Class

The church (that is, the organization) and the scientific community have, for one reason or another, had a tenuous relationship throughout history. This isn't one side or the other's fault - it is just the way it has been. It results from different approaches being taken within the two communities. 

The good news is this: both communities have valid approaches. The bad news: neither seems to want to be patient and listen. One of the most unique challenges the church will face over the next several generations is the challenge to work with science, not against it, while holding onto the truth.

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Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Flat Earth | A Whole Family Bible Class

The church (that is, the organization) and the scientific community have, for one reason or another, had a tenuous relationship throughout history. This isn't one side or the other's fault - it is just the way it has been. It results from different approaches being taken within the two communities. 

The good news is this: both communities have valid approaches. The bad news: neither seems to want to be patient and listen. One of the most unique challenges the church will face over the next several generations is the challenge to work with science, not against it, while holding onto the truth.

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Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Flat Earth | A Whole Family Bible Class

The church (that is, the organization) and the scientific community have, for one reason or another, had a tenuous relationship throughout history. This isn't one side or the other's fault - it is just the way it has been. It results from different approaches being taken within the two communities. 

The good news is this: both communities have valid approaches. The bad news: neither seems to want to be patient and listen. One of the most unique challenges the church will face over the next several generations is the challenge to work with science, not against it, while holding onto the truth.

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Oct
1
11:30am11:30am

Singular Truths | Faith Alone

The Lutheran reformation had as a theological rallying cry Luther's bold words: Here i stand, I can do no other. This course will look at those truths on which he stood: the four "alone" statements of the Reformation: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, and Christ alone. Let's examine what these lonely things have been separated from and why they can be considered singular, essential truths. 

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Oct
8
11:30am11:30am

Singular Truths | Grace Alone

The Lutheran reformation had as a theological rallying cry Luther's bold words: Here i stand, I can do no other. This course will look at those truths on which he stood: the four "alone" statements of the Reformation: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, and Christ alone. Let's examine what these lonely things have been separated from and why they can be considered singular, essential truths. 

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Oct
15
11:30am11:30am

Singular Truths | Scripture Alone

The Lutheran reformation had as a theological rallying cry Luther's bold words: Here i stand, I can do no other. This course will look at those truths on which he stood: the four "alone" statements of the Reformation: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, and Christ alone. Let's examine what these lonely things have been separated from and why they can be considered singular, essential truths. 

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Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvassing

As an organization, our goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

We aren't asking you to knock on doors in these canvasses - we're simply hoping you'll hang information about Illumine events on the doorknobs. Thanks for your help!

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Oct
22
11:30am11:30am

Singular Truths | Christ Alone

The Lutheran reformation had as a theological rallying cry Luther's bold words: Here i stand, I can do no other. This course will look at those truths on which he stood: the four "alone" statements of the Reformation: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, and Christ alone. Let's examine what these lonely things have been separated from and why they can be considered singular, essential truths. 

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Oct
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Film Fest: Change & Reform

The idea of "reformation" is large in the plots of many films, and on this weekend when the Protestant church is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, it seems like a fun idea to explore. We'll look at short clips and full films all arranged in a way that guides our discussion on the value of change & reform - for the individual, for the institution, and for the world.

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Oct
29
11:30am11:30am

Singular Truths | Glory to God Alone

The Lutheran reformation had as a theological rallying cry Luther's bold words: Here i stand, I can do no other. This course will look at those truths on which he stood: the four "alone" statements of the Reformation: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, and Christ alone. Let's examine what these lonely things have been separated from and why they can be considered singular, essential truths. 

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Nov
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Seminar: A Neighbor in Need (Helping the Homeless)

Homelessness (and poverty in general) are not far-away problems. They exist right here in York County. Some estimate that over 400 people in Rock Hill alone call undeveloped, wooded areas in this city their homes. For many, many reasons, it's incredibly difficult for many of them to create a more secure living arrangement.

Helping people who are in this kind of a bind is also very difficult, particularly when trying to find long-term solutions that reap exponential benefits (as opposed to short-term bandaids.) As you seek to understand and care for those who are homeless, we hope you'll find this seminar valuable. We'll have experts and organizations on hand to speak, teach, and answer questions about what each of us can do to help our neighbor in need.

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Dec
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvassing

As an organization, our goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

We aren't asking you to knock on doors in these canvasses - we're simply hoping you'll hang information about Illumine events on the doorknobs. Thanks for your help!

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Feb
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvass

As an organization, Illumine's goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses typically take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

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Mar
25
1:00am 1:00am

Door Hanger Canvass

As an organization, Illumine's goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses typically take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

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May
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door-Hanger Canvass

In order to spread the word and make sure the community is aware of the work Illumine does (and the ways they can be involved with it) Illumine's goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. These are door-hanger-style canvasses, so there's no knocking on people's doors. It is a great way to support Illumine, get to know the other canvassers, and plant seeds that can grow into real faith and relationships. 

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Jun
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Film Fest | Heaven

Heaven evokes a picture in everyone's mind - but that picture isn't always the same. Hollywood filmmakers have offered many glimpses into eternal paradise - so what did they get right, and what did they get wrong? More importantly, what about your picture of heaven aligns with the way God describes it? Let's spend an afternoon peeking into heaven with this film festival. 

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Jul
9
9:00am 9:00am

Science Camp

Illumine offer a camp for kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade each trimester. Camps teach kids using a combination of games, crafts, lessons, music, and collaboration. Science Camp is a five-day camp that focuses on one category (oceans, the human body, etc.) of God’s creation. The entire curriculum is produced in-house by professional educators so that your child can learn real, significant, scientific truths about the world in which God has placed us.

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Jul
10
9:00am 9:00am

Science Camp

Illumine offer a camp for kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade each trimester. Camps teach kids using a combination of games, crafts, lessons, music, and collaboration. Science Camp is a five-day camp that focuses on one category (oceans, the human body, etc.) of God’s creation. The entire curriculum is produced in-house by professional educators so that your child can learn real, significant, scientific truths about the world in which God has placed us.

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Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

Science Camp

Illumine offer a camp for kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade each trimester. Camps teach kids using a combination of games, crafts, lessons, music, and collaboration. Science Camp is a five-day camp that focuses on one category (oceans, the human body, etc.) of God’s creation. The entire curriculum is produced in-house by professional educators so that your child can learn real, significant, scientific truths about the world in which God has placed us.

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Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

Science Camp

Illumine offer a camp for kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade each trimester. Camps teach kids using a combination of games, crafts, lessons, music, and collaboration. Science Camp is a five-day camp that focuses on one category (oceans, the human body, etc.) of God’s creation. The entire curriculum is produced in-house by professional educators so that your child can learn real, significant, scientific truths about the world in which God has placed us.

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Jul
13
9:00am 9:00am

Science Camp

Illumine offer a camp for kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade each trimester. Camps teach kids using a combination of games, crafts, lessons, music, and collaboration. Science Camp is a five-day camp that focuses on one category (oceans, the human body, etc.) of God’s creation. The entire curriculum is produced in-house by professional educators so that your child can learn real, significant, scientific truths about the world in which God has placed us.

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Jul
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bleep | A Seminar on Language

Words are...difficult. Especially when it comes to words that are offensive or considered inappropriate. How can a person approach language and word choice without simply following arbitrary rules? Can we, in the midst of a period of time where words are being robbed of meaning, be more intentional as we speak? This seminar is going to explore words, both explanatory and expletive, and give us a chance to think about using them in the context of Christ. 

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Aug
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Trivia Night

Trivia Nights are great for everyone teenaged and up (childcare is provided for little ones) and include snacks, prizes, and questions from all kinds of categories. Jump on a team, hopefully learn something you didn't know, and enjoy a fun evening.

Just for clarity's sake: Trivia Nights at Illumine are education events, so there will be questions of all kinds and all levels of difficulty. Come expecting to laugh a lot while exploring ideas and concepts you may not otherwise have the chance to dig into!

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Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Schooled | Accept the Truth

Jesus used a brand of logic that, to those who challenged him, seemed uncommon and remarkable - and it was, though not for the reason we might expect. Jesus wasn't a great debater who knew how to trick and manipulate. He was just...right. All the time. In this series, we'll look into 4 examples of the uncommon logic of Jesus. We'll see that this logic - again, uncommon not because it is odd, but because it is purely correct in a world that is woefully misdirected - offers more than just a victory over foolishness. It offers hope, love, and purpose to those to whom Christ speaks it. 

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Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Schooled | Expect the Truth

Jesus used a brand of logic that, to those who challenged him, seemed uncommon and remarkable - and it was, though not for the reason we might expect. Jesus wasn't a great debater who knew how to trick and manipulate. He was just...right. All the time. In this series, we'll look into 4 examples of the uncommon logic of Jesus. We'll see that this logic - again, uncommon not because it is odd, but because it is purely correct in a world that is woefully misdirected - offers more than just a victory over foolishness. It offers hope, love, and purpose to those to whom Christ speaks it. 

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Aug
6
10:00am10:00am

Schooled | See the Truth

Jesus used a brand of logic that, to those who challenged him, seemed uncommon and remarkable - and it was, though not for the reason we might expect. Jesus wasn't a great debater who knew how to trick and manipulate. He was just...right. All the time. In this series, we'll look into 4 examples of the uncommon logic of Jesus. We'll see that this logic - again, uncommon not because it is odd, but because it is purely correct in a world that is woefully misdirected - offers more than just a victory over foolishness. It offers hope, love, and purpose to those to whom Christ speaks it. 

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Jul
30
11:30am11:30am

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Maybe, hopefully, you have read words from Jesus and thought, "These are so good. I love what Jesus has to say." For the most part, this was the feeling of his disciples and the other folks who followed him during his ministry. In this course, though, we'll be looking at the harder sayings - those that are less pleasant, more difficult to understand, and probably don't make for very good wall hanging quotes. As we dig into these words, we'll do our best to understand what Jesus meant when he said them as well as we can, and we'll also look inward and analyze ourselves. When we read or hear things from God's Word that we don't like or are hard to hear, how do we react? How should we react? God willing, as we do so, we'll learn that even the hard sayings of Jesus are acts of love from a Savior who cares very deeply. 

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Jul
23
11:30am11:30am

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Maybe, hopefully, you have read words from Jesus and thought, "These are so good. I love what Jesus has to say." For the most part, this was the feeling of his disciples and the other folks who followed him during his ministry. In this course, though, we'll be looking at the harder sayings - those that are less pleasant, more difficult to understand, and probably don't make for very good wall hanging quotes. As we dig into these words, we'll do our best to understand what Jesus meant when he said them as well as we can, and we'll also look inward and analyze ourselves. When we read or hear things from God's Word that we don't like or are hard to hear, how do we react? How should we react? God willing, as we do so, we'll learn that even the hard sayings of Jesus are acts of love from a Savior who cares very deeply. 

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Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Name

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jul
16
11:30am11:30am

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Maybe, hopefully, you have read words from Jesus and thought, "These are so good. I love what Jesus has to say." For the most part, this was the feeling of his disciples and the other folks who followed him during his ministry. In this course, though, we'll be looking at the harder sayings - those that are less pleasant, more difficult to understand, and probably don't make for very good wall hanging quotes. As we dig into these words, we'll do our best to understand what Jesus meant when he said them as well as we can, and we'll also look inward and analyze ourselves. When we read or hear things from God's Word that we don't like or are hard to hear, how do we react? How should we react? God willing, as we do so, we'll learn that even the hard sayings of Jesus are acts of love from a Savior who cares very deeply. 

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Jul
16
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Soul

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvassing

As an organization, our goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

We aren't asking you to knock on doors in these canvasses - we're simply hoping you'll hang information about Illumine events on the doorknobs. Thanks for your help!

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Jul
9
11:30am11:30am

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Maybe, hopefully, you have read words from Jesus and thought, "These are so good. I love what Jesus has to say." For the most part, this was the feeling of his disciples and the other folks who followed him during his ministry. In this course, though, we'll be looking at the harder sayings - those that are less pleasant, more difficult to understand, and probably don't make for very good wall hanging quotes. As we dig into these words, we'll do our best to understand what Jesus meant when he said them as well as we can, and we'll also look inward and analyze ourselves. When we read or hear things from God's Word that we don't like or are hard to hear, how do we react? How should we react? God willing, as we do so, we'll learn that even the hard sayings of Jesus are acts of love from a Savior who cares very deeply. 

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Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Lesser

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jul
2
11:30am11:30am

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Maybe, hopefully, you have read words from Jesus and thought, "These are so good. I love what Jesus has to say." For the most part, this was the feeling of his disciples and the other folks who followed him during his ministry. In this course, though, we'll be looking at the harder sayings - those that are less pleasant, more difficult to understand, and probably don't make for very good wall hanging quotes. As we dig into these words, we'll do our best to understand what Jesus meant when he said them as well as we can, and we'll also look inward and analyze ourselves. When we read or hear things from God's Word that we don't like or are hard to hear, how do we react? How should we react? God willing, as we do so, we'll learn that even the hard sayings of Jesus are acts of love from a Savior who cares very deeply. 

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Jul
2
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Blood

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jun
25
11:30am11:30am

Different Paths, One Destination

It's not uncommon to hear people suggest that all religions are basically the same - different paths that lead to one destination. Without question, there are similar themes and ideas that are found in all of the major religions that this planet has seen, but are they all the same? If the goal of religion is to help people approach and connect to God, do they all accomplish this goal equally? Do all of them accomplish this goal, period?

In this course, we're going to take a comparative look at various religions, doing our best to objectively determine their differences, effectiveness, and subsequent value. If you've ever wondered about what religions other-than-yours are teaching, this will be a great class for you.

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Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to a Fault

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jun
18
11:30am11:30am

Different Paths, One Destination

It's not uncommon to hear people suggest that all religions are basically the same - different paths that lead to one destination. Without question, there are similar themes and ideas that are found in all of the major religions that this planet has seen, but are they all the same? If the goal of religion is to help people approach and connect to God, do they all accomplish this goal equally? Do all of them accomplish this goal, period?

In this course, we're going to take a comparative look at various religions, doing our best to objectively determine their differences, effectiveness, and subsequent value. If you've ever wondered about what religions other-than-yours are teaching, this will be a great class for you.

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Jun
18
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Death

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jun
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvassing

As an organization, our goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

We aren't asking you to knock on doors in these canvasses - we're simply hoping you'll hang information about Illumine events on the doorknobs. Thanks for your help!

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Jun
11
11:30am11:30am

Different Paths, One Destination

It's not uncommon to hear people suggest that all religions are basically the same - different paths that lead to one destination. Without question, there are similar themes and ideas that are found in all of the major religions that this planet has seen, but are they all the same? If the goal of religion is to help people approach and connect to God, do they all accomplish this goal equally? Do all of them accomplish this goal, period?

In this course, we're going to take a comparative look at various religions, doing our best to objectively determine their differences, effectiveness, and subsequent value. If you've ever wondered about what religions other-than-yours are teaching, this will be a great class for you.

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Jun
11
10:00am10:00am

The Loyal Family | Loyal to the Lord

The book of Ruth is unique to the Bible for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the example it gives of well-functioning, God-following family. Let's examine the behavior of the major characters in this book to see how God keeps his promises to families as they follow the principles he has laid out. Let's see how we can take their good example and apply it to our families, resting in the knowledge that even when we fall short, the God who was there for Ruth's family is here for you. 

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Jun
4
11:30am11:30am

Different Paths, One Destination

It's not uncommon to hear people suggest that all religions are basically the same - different paths that lead to one destination. Without question, there are similar themes and ideas that are found in all of the major religions that this planet has seen, but are they all the same? If the goal of religion is to help people approach and connect to God, do they all accomplish this goal equally? Do all of them accomplish this goal, period?

In this course, we're going to take a comparative look at various religions, doing our best to objectively determine their differences, effectiveness, and subsequent value. If you've ever wondered about what religions other-than-yours are teaching, this will be a great class for you.

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Apr
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Door Hanger Canvassing

As an organization, our goal is to canvass 1,500 homes each month. To help get this done, we schedule 2 canvassing days each trimester. These canvasses take place on Sunday afternoons. A light lunch for all canvassing volunteers is provided at noon, and the canvass takes place from 1-2:30pm. 

We aren't asking you to knock on doors in these canvasses - we're simply hoping you'll hang information about Illumine events on the doorknobs. Thanks for your help!

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Apr
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Midweek Lent Worship | Passion

This midweek Lenten series walks through the final days of Jesus' life using several interactive stations each week. It is a come-when-you-can (any time between 4-8pm, expecting to stay for about 45 minutes) event that uses art, spoken word, devotions, and music to prepare your heart to celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection.

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