“Old Wine into New Skins” with Vernon Meyer

This year’s annual three-part series on theology with the Rev. Dr. Vern Meyer will be presented at Fountain Hills Presbyterian, The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, and Community Church of the Verdes. “Old Wine into New Skins” will begin on Thursday morning, February 23rd, from 9 to 11 am.  The second and third sessions will be held on March 1st and March 8th at the same time.

In this year’s sessions, Dr. Meyer will unpack the history of our understandings of God, Jesus, and the Spirit — then break them open with contemporary perspectives at the growing edge of theological thought and dialogue. Concentrating on how we’ve taken for granted many of the traditional understandings of God, Jesus, and the Spirit, Dr. Meyer will explore how a new generation is transforming old ideas, finding new understandings, and asking new questions. Turning the old parable on its head, Dr. Meyer will ask the question, “Do we keep putting the old wine into old skins, or it is totally new wine only fit for new skins?

Dr. Meyer has led similar study groups in this community over the past years and his highly anticipated classes are attended by participants from many denominational backgrounds.

A former Catholic priest, Rev. Dr. Meyer has an MA in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, an MA in Pastoral theology from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Dayton.  Dr. Meyer is Director of the Arizona Center for Theological Studies (www.azcts.org) and a United Church of Christ minister in Sun Lakes.

All in the community are encouraged to attend.  The classes are free, but donations will be accepted. Additional information may be obtained by calling the office at 480-837-7627.


February 23rd: God  Fountain Hills Presbyterian
13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd
March 1st: Jesus The Fountains United Methodist
15300 N Fountain Hills Blvd
March 8th: Spirit Community Church of the Verdes
25419 N Danny Lane, Rio Verde

More Info:   480.837.7627 welcome@thefountainsumc.org

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