May/June Adult Church School Options

Adult Church School Continues in May!

 

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If you’ve been meaning to take a course in our spectacular Adult Church School, here’s your opportunity. Church School continues through June 12th, and there are interesting options open to you in our May-June term! There’s always Grab and Go Coffee available outside the Parlor. Come join in one of these great conversations this month.

New Classes beginning May 1, 2016—9:30 – 10:25 a.m.

Earth Care Book Discussion—lead by members of the Earth Care Team—Room 205
May 1-May 22

Come explore the connections between our faith and the environment. In Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis, author Patricia K. Tull looks to the Bible for what it can tell us about our relationships, not just to the earth itself, but also to plant and animal life, to each other, to descendants who will inherit the planet from us, and to our Creator. She offers candid discussions on many current ecological problems that humans contribute to, such as the overuse of energy resources like gas and electricity, consumerism, food production systems—including land use and factory farming—and toxic waste.

Conversations on Race Book Discussion—lead by Paula and Erin —Room 252
May 1-June 12

This group had such a good conversation reading Between the World and Me together, that they invite you to come read a new book in May. They’ll be reading either Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson or The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. Both books deal with unfairness in the justice system. All are welcome to join this conversation.

Barmen, Belhar and Bellbottoms: Twentieth Century Confessions – lead by Sue Lowcock Harris—(starting out in Branch Hall, watch signs each week for room location) May 1-June 12

Pastor Sue will lead a discussion of three relatively recent statements in our PCUSA Book of Confessions. The Barmen Declaration was written in response to the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany; The Confession of 1967 was written in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in the US; and The Belhar Confession was written by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa as it protested the sin of apartheid. All three challenges us to consider what it means to write Confessions, and to call ourselves a confession-writing church.

New Officer Training – lead by Morton Harris—Room 258
(This class meets for four weeks– May 1, 8, 15 & 22)
All those recently elected to the Session or the Board of Deacons will gather with Pastor Morton to prepare for their service as officers of the congregation.

Parents of Middle and High School Students
Continues through June – parents are welcome to join at any time – Library

A class for parents of youth. Come join us to discuss topics related to guiding our children through the tumultuous teen years. Each week will feature a different topic with either guest speakers or member facilitated discussions.

The Bible in Depth –taught by Doyle
Continues all year – all are welcome to join in at any time – Clark Parlor
This is a lively conversational study of the Book of Job, a book that wonders about the place of God in a world of chaos, hardship and suffering. Doyle facilitates the discussion.