Reverend Dr. Robert L. Gram, LCSW, Pastor

Welcome to the Hurley Reformed Church's web page. We invite you to come and join us in worship and fellowship in Christ's name.

Our mission is to serve Christ by serving our community and the world, inviting all people to share God's love.

Through our worship, education, fellowship and service we are to nurture God's people in their faith, develop their gifts of the Spirit and equip them to go forth and share the gospel of God's love in Christ Jesus.

To assure that this fellowship remains a vital force in our daily lives and in our community we faithfully commit the time, talent and treasures that God has entrusted to us.

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Golf Tournament

 

The Church will have its annual golf tournament on Sunday afternoon, September 21st at Alapaha Golf Course on Sawkill Road.  Get your foursomes together (or we will) and sign up in Schadewald Hall.  If you aren’t interested in playing golf, come join us for a fellowship meal afterwards.  There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and, of course, best foursome score.  We will play “Captain and Crew” format, so if you don’t consider yourself a “golfer”, you can still come and play – you never know, your putting may be “hot” that day!!  Cost for playing and dinner is $40.  Dinner only is $16.  Dinner is at the Hurley Mountain Inn.

 Golf Clip Art

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

 

 

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Schadewald Hall

 This will be the 3rd year for us to enjoy these terrific kids

 Tickets on sale April 27!!

Bring your friends!

 

Adults $15                                               Students $10

 

 

Holy Week Begins

Palm Sunday, April 13

Worship at 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday, April 17

Communion & Tenebrae at 7:30 pm

 

 


Resurrection is a Reality!

Easter Dawn Worship, 6:30am

Sunrise service in the Parsonage backyard

Led by the Youth Group

Followed by a Continental Breakfast

(In case of inclement weather the service will be moved to the sanctuary)

 

Easter Worship Service, 10:00am

Bring your family and celebrate Life, His and Yours!

 

Lenten Study

 Learning Opportunities in Lent

Dr. Gram has selected a wide variety of learning options during this holy period in order to appeal to those outside our church who may have particular interest in one or more of the subjects. Attend them all or one or two and invite your non-church going friends. The topics are atheist or agnostic friendly. Courses are Tuesday evening, 7-8:30pm, and repeated on Wednesday morning, 7:30 – 8:45am.

 

March 4 & 5: "General Jesus:  What Ministers Preached During the Civil War"  The class will focus on two sermons by eminent pastors --one from the South, and one from the North-- to show how their divergent understanding of slavery, State's Rights,  the pull of conscience, and “Just War Theory” shaped the course of our country's deadliest conflict.

 

March 11 & 12: "Competitors of Early Christianity”  In the early Christian era, religions like Mithras, The Great Mother, and Dionysius, among many others, competed for the hearts and minds of spiritual seekers in the Mediterranean world.  Philosophy, too,  had  religious and theological components and made devotional inroads, particularly among the wealthy, and literate.  The class will explore the theologies of  other religions in order to understand why Christianity outlived its rivals.  What were the particular social and cultural currents which made faith in Jesus of Nazareth particularly appealing?

 

March 18 & 19:  "How the New Testament Became the New Testament"   The class will explore how the early church picked and chose the books of the Christian canon.  What were the first books of Scripture to be accepted?  What were  the initial criteria?  What New Testament writings almost failed to "make the cut?".  Why were certain gospels, apocalyptic writings, and  personal letters rejected by the early church?  The class will also focus on feminist theologians, in particular,  who advocate expanding the canon to accommodate the wide-ranging diversity of Christian thought excluded by the New Testament.

 

March 25 & 26:   “Is Heaven Necessary? Perspectives on Suffering and Hope in Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.”

 

April 8 & 9:  “The Gospel of Matthew's Understanding of the Passion and Death of Jesus of Nazareth--From Palm Sunday to Jesus' Arrest”

 

April 15 & 16: “The Gospel of Matthew's Understanding of the Passion and Death of Jesus of Nazareth--From Jesus' Trial to His Burial".   All four Evangelists write about the events leading  up to Christ's execution. Each Evangelist emphasizes different aspects reflecting their unique theological take on the purpose and meaning of Jesus' final days in Jerusalem.  Matthew's theology of the cross will be compared to the other gospels to highlight his unique contribution to the earliest passion literature.

 

 

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