Advent Study :: Jesus' Family Tree

Advent Study :: Jesus’ Family Tree


Thu, Nov 18 - Thu, Dec 16
10:00 am - 11:30 am


As we mark the season of Advent, we are drawn to the opening chapters of the Gospels, especially Matthew and Luke, for clues about who and where Jesus came from. Matthew’s Gospel begins by introducing us to Jesus’ whole family—for many generations—and inviting us into stories of the people who shaped Jesus and who shape us, too.

Among those generations of family are several women. These women named in Jesus’ family tree have back stories: stories of shame, of blessing, of risk-taking, and of courage. Matthew has named these women for a reason and in the weeks of the Advent season we want to explore their stories, stories that take us back into the Old Testament and lead us into the Good News of Jesus Christ.

As we explore these women’s stories in our Thursday morning Bible study in November and December, we will be invited to think about our own family stories and how they have shaped us and our faith.

  • November 18: Welcome and Introductions
  • November 25: Happy Thanksgiving – no class
  • December 2: Rahab and Tamar–“The family embarrassments”
  • December 9: Ruth and Bathsheba– “The ‘outsider’ wives”
  • December 16: Mary–“The mother”

Contact Noelle Castin, Director of Christian Education to sign up or find more information.