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We welcome all to our Sunday worship services at 10 a.m., followed by Fellowship Hour where you can enjoy light refreshments and meet & greet your fellow worshipers. Child care is available, and most Sundays offer church school for those in kindergarten through high school. Find out more about our worship.
The Mayflower C.A.F.E. (Casual Attire, Faith Explored), a gathering time for discussion and learning about our faith, meets Tuesdays in Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm. Coffee and light refreshments are served. We hope you can join us.
Tuesday, November 13
Dr. Brandon Grafius, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, presents “The Horrors of Scripture: Monsters, Ghosts, and Other Terrors of the Hebrew Bible.”
Dr. Brandon Grafius grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and earned a BA in English from Michigan State University. He lived in California for six years, during which time he earned an MA in English from the University of California-Davis and worked as a freelance film reviewer. After moving back to Michigan, he completed the Master of Divinity program at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. at Chicago Theological Seminary in the Hebrew Bible program, writing his dissertation on Numbers 25 and the problem of divinely sanctioned violence through the lens of contemporary horror theory. His dissertation was published by Lexington Books/Fortress Academic in 2018. He has taught as an adjunct professor at ETS since 2010, teaching courses in Hebrew, theory, hermeneutics, and the books of Jeremiah, Job, Isaiah, the Psalms, and Daniel. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies in 2016. He is also a musician and has been performing in the Lansing are for almost 20 years. Currently, he lives in Holt with his wife and two young boys.