Autumn 2017 Adult Church School Options

Adult Education Autumn 2017

Sunday Morning Education Hour has some great offerings for adults to grow, stretch, deepen and ground their faith and practice. Adults of every age and stage are welcome – young adults to senior citizens. Some courses are three or four weeks and some last for several months. We try to address these broad themes:  Bible Study, Big Questions, Equipping the Saints, Life and Nurture, Mission, Spirituality, and The Twenty-First Century.

Classes begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., so come and grab your coffee or tea at the Wake-Up Station, and join a conversation! Classes conclude by 10:25 a.m., so that if you are a person who attends the 10:30 a.m. service, you have enough time to gather for worship.

November Adult Education Options

Considering Social Issues Through the Lens of Christ’s Example – facilitated by Estelene & Matt Boratenski 

November 5 through November 19 – Room 258

Why do Americans have such divergent views of “the Christian thing to do”?  How can Christ’s example inform our thinking when some of the problems we face didn’t even exist in his time?  Each class will begin with a discussion of how selected stories from the Gospels reveal Christ’s values and beliefs.  Then we’ll explore media that offer a variety of perspectives on a particular social issue each week and consider how Christ’s example can inform our thinking and shape our opinions about the issue.

We hope not to debate, nor will we attempt to draw conclusions about the complicated challenges we face.  We simply hope to open a door to respectful dialogue among participants of varying perspectives about what Christ’s example can teach us about the way we approach the world.

The Bible in Depth:  Proverbs and on to Ecclesiastes! – facilitated by Doyle Nichols

Continues all year—all are welcome to join in at any time—Clark Parlor

This lively conversational study is reading through the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. All are invited to jump right in! 

Histories and Mysteries of Exodus—led by Bill Burris

September 17 through November 19—Room 252

Who was Joseph? When was the Exodus? What about those plagues? Where is Mount Sinai? This class gives us a look at the historical and archeological record regarding the numerous theories of the when, where, how, and who surrounding this key Hebrew Testament story. Bill will help us explore this important book of the bible in fresh and meaningful ways.

Young Adult Games & Conversation – facilitated by Ann & Brian Ventre

Continues all year – Room 205

Out of high school and no idea what to do? Home on break? First job and lots of questions? Come join other post-high-school, college, & post-college young adults for a time of fellowship, conversation, and board games as we navigate the perils of being an adult!