Adult Education January 2020

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.

New January classes:

Conversations on Race Book Study: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

January 5, 12, 19, 26 —Room 252

Please join us as we gather to read Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye.

In an interview for the National Visionary Project in 2008, Morrison spoke of her motivation for writing this book, stating she wanted to remind readers “how hurtful racism is” and that people are “apologetic about the fact that their skin [is] so dark.”

The book offers numerous themes to explore from race, to feminism to religion and shame.

Morrison, who died in August of 2019, was the recipient of dozens of awards and honors including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

From Christ to Constantine and a Bit Beyond: A Look at the Early Christians with Bill Burris

January 12 through March 29—Room 252

January 12: Anywhere but Rome!
January 19: Will the Real Caesar Please Stand Up?
January 26: The Rise of Paganism?
February 2: Paul, I choose You!
February 9: The rise of the Jewish Communists
February 16: The Gospel according to Judas?
February 23: Superstitious Lion Chow
March 1: What’s Plato got to do with it?
March 8: Constantine holds a meeting
March 15: Actually the ancient Germans were Arians not Aryans.
March 22: Mom goes on a Holiday.
March 29: What just happened?

Ongoing classes:

The Bible in Depth: Isaiah – facilitated by Doyle Nichols

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

Young Adult Games & Conversation – facilitated by Brian & Ann

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!