Presbyterian Women Circle Horizons Bible Study

The 2017-2018 Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible Study, Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews, is authored by Melissa Bane Sevier. In nine lessons, the author invites us to explore major themes found in Hebrews, relate these themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community.  The community for which the letter or homily was written interacts with all communities of which we are a part, as we bring these groups with us wherever we go.  This ever-present “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) strengthens us and encourages us as we “run with  perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:1b-2).

Melissa Bane Servier is a teaching elder in the PCUSA.  After 23 years as a pastor, she chose in 2015 to leave the pastorate and focus on her longtime ministry of writing and photography. Melissa has a degree in elementary education (King College), an MCE from Reformed Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Louisville Seminary, and an DMin from McCormick    Seminary. She lives in Versailles, Kentucky, with her husband, Jerry.