Adult Education October 2019

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.

New October classes:

Histories and Mysteries of the Book of Kings – led by Bill Burris

October 6 through November 24—Room 252

A look at the authorship, archaeology, and history surrounding these critically important parts of the Hebrew Testament:
October 6: Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomist
October 13: Archeology Anchors in a Sea of Time
October 20: Judging Joshua and the Philistines
October 27: I choose you, David
November 3: Solomon’s Stuff
November 10: Breaking up the Party
November 17: Bad Ass Assyrians
November 24: Going to Iraq, whether we like it or not

Conversations on Race Book Discussion – facilitated by Paula Seabright and Erin Reid

Sundays, October 6—27 —Room 258

Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith, by Monica Coleman

Please join us in October as we read Monica Coleman’s book Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith. Coleman, who teaches theology and African American religions at Claremont School of Theology, shares the story of her life-long struggle with trauma and depression, and how, once she was able to face her illness, she was able to learn to live with it. 
We hope this book will help us better understand our friends, family, and neighbors who struggle with mental illness, and learn to show them the love that we are shown by Christ.
We hope to see you there.

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!