Adult Sunday School November & December 2022

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.

The will be no Sunday School classes on Sunday, November 27. Come to our intergenerational Advent Festival at 9:30 a.m. on that day.

Histories & Mysteries: The Pagan Origins of our Christmas Traditions

A one-week class on November 6, 2022

Taught by Bill Burris

A very brief look at the very unchristian origins of the numerous traditions that have accumulated around this most Christian of holidays.

The Mystical Path to Advent in Plain Sight

November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18

Facilitated by Bruce Johnson

Advent is coming soon!  It is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus, and also his second coming in our lives. Christian mysticism and its practices are also a way for us to prepare for God to appear in the now. This class will look briefly at Christian mysticism as expressed by Paul, as it was first developed and practiced by early Christian saints in eastern and western monasteries, and how it is practiced today. You’ll also have the opportunity to briefly practice meditation in class.

We will also be using the book, Advent in Plain Sight, by Pastor Jill Duffield, the author of Lent in Plain Sight which we used for a Lenten class last Winter. We will join Pastor Duffield as she helps us find the deeper meanings of Advent and the coming of Jesus through Bible readings, reflections, and questions about everyday objects in our lives such as gates, light, trees and stars. The church has purchased several copies of the book. If you would like to buy a copy the cost is $14. We will cover the cost of the book for anyone who can’t afford it.

The Bible in Depth: The Prophets

Facilitated by Doyle Nichols

This lively conversational study, which meets every Sunday starting September 11, is reading through the literature of the Old Testament. All are invited to jump right in!