Tuesday Bible Study is back. The weekly seminar-style sessions, led by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, are at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall on the church's main level and feature a variety of approaches to the study of scripture.

The first book to be examined by this year's class will be Ecclesiastes. Pastor Danner explains, "Many people know the song “Turn, Turn, Turn,” by The Byrds, which is based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. But this collection of wisdom sayings and proverbs has much more to offer."

William Brown notes, “Ecclesiastes has been deemed the strangest book in the Bible...," and in many ways it is strange. Yet it holds profound insights for our chaotic times!

"Bible Study with Pastor Danner keeps the little gray cells sharp with an in-depth probe into interpretations of scripture and wonderfully supportive fellowship," says long-time participant Jennifer McLean.

Pastor Danner will guide students through a chapter-by-chapter examination of this ancient work written centuries before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. The class will include ample time for questions and discussions, and will focus on applying the lessons learned to daily living.

Each class will include a specially chosen musical selection as well as prayer to begin the session.

Another regular participant, Barb Cecala, notes that Bible Study is "for everyone, no matter where you are on your faith journey."

Novice students of the Bible as well as those with extensive experience are encouraged to attend. The public is welcome, and there is no fee for this class. Students are asked to bring their own Bible; any translation is acceptable, though the New Revised Standard Version is preferred.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across from the Periwinkle Place shopping area. For more information, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org.