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Small Group - Light of the World

Every Sunday, from 11/13/2022 to 12/11/2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Cross Winds United Methodist Church, 15051 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN US 55311

Coordinator: Pastor Christina Koppes |

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Light of the World: A Beginners Guide to Advent - 4 Week Adult Study

November 13-December 11 (Class will not meet on November 27)

Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event. In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. This short-term study will begin on Sunday, November 13 and will meet during the 9am education hour.

Facilitated by Christy Sturlaugson


Other Ways to Participate

  • Purchase the book Light of the World: A Beginners Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine (paperback/e-books available on Amazon, Cokesbury, etc.). Copies are available at the church for purchase as well.
  • Watch the Amy-Jill Levine videos through Amplify Media. Register for a free personal user account under the Cross Winds subscription for Amplify Media. This online library of videos and spiritual studies (think of it as a “Methodist Netflix”) includes the four-week video series for this study and MUCH MORE! Watch one video per week and spend time journaling or praying in response to what you hear.

For more information about small groups,
purchasing books, or Amplify media,
contact Pastor Stina


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