On August 25, 2018, the West Island Bible Study (WIBS) group had their Annual Kick-off Brunch at the home of Diane Nemer in Kirkland. About 30 people broke bread in fellowship, sharing a plentiful and varied menu (with lots of coffee!). Father Jean El-Murr opened our event by blessing our meal. Everyone had a chance to catch up with one another both indoors and many outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and the rustle of the maple trees on that beautiful summer day.
Michel Sarkis gave a historical and political overview of the St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, our study for the season, which began two weeks later on Tuesday evening, September 11 at the home of Father Jean and Kh. Souhaila in Pierrefonds.
Corinth being a troubled community and church at the time of St. Paul, provides an interesting and relevant backdrop to our study; the Bible, although written many centuries ago, is always no matter what Gospel or Epistle we study, amazingly relevant to our lives today.
Our first study session officially began on what is our 16th year together; God is blessing us with this wonderful ministry, which continues to grow with St. George parishioners and even friends from other churches from not only the West Island but from Laval, St. Laurent, TMR and Downtown Montreal. We welcomed several new participants at our first session and welcome anyone who would like to join us.
If you are just curious about what we do and how we do it, don’t feel shy to attend any session; you may be pleasantly surprised! The Bible was meant as a gift from God for anyone who wants to receive its wisdom no matter how much we believe we know or not.
We meet every second Tuesday night from 7:30 until about 9:30 throughout most of the year. Keep an eye open for the dates of our upcoming sessions in the church bulletin or on the church website. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please contact Diane Nemer at 514-695-2171 or email using the form below. We would love to see you!
May Our Lord bless you & keep you and our St. George Parish!