Adult Education

Adult Forum

During the program year (September through May) Sundays at 9:00 am in the Youth Room.  The Adult Forum is a great opportunity to explore issues of faith. One of the core values of the congregation affirms that learning is a life-long process. All adult members of the congregation are strongly encouraged to participate in the Adult Forum.  The nursery is open for very young children, and older kids are invited to spend the hour in supervised play with Legos and Plankos.

March 18: The 12 Caesars and the Beginnings of Christianity: Evelyn Purdy
Christianity grew out of a specific context in the world’s life. A critical component of this context is the interplay between first century political events in Rome and early Christian thought and experiences. Particular attention will be given to the time period between Pompey’s conquest of Judea in 63 BCE and Hadrian’s destruction of Jerusalem in 135 CE.

March 25: Mark: Journey to Jerusalem, Stacy Myers
New Testament scholar David Rhoads has spent considerable effort learning and presenting the gospel of Mark—from memory. It is quite remarkable to hear the gospel presented orally—as many early Christians experienced it. Come for a conversation and DVD presentation of Mark’s story of Jesus’ life.

April 1: Please attend the Easter Breakfast

April 8: Resurrection Narratives, Stacy Myers
There is not one biblical narrative about the resurrection, but several. Come to explore what the Bible tells us about Jesus’ resurrection and consider resurrection as a lens through which to view faith and life.

April 15: A Nation of Immigrants, Alan Tuchtenhagen
John Kennedy famously said that “We are a nation of immigrants.”  If we are all the product of immigrants, when and from where did our ancestors come?  The forum discussion will being with our Pilgrim Congregational ancestors in the 17th century and then look at how the waves of immigrants to America that followed (primarily in the 19th and early 20th centuries) have shaped our national character.  Come prepared to talk about “your people” and to share stories about your family’s immigrant past.

April 22: Homelessness, Carol Merriman
Carol Merriman recently returned from an extended time working in the Micah Day Center and the community surrounding Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS. Homelessness is a significant issue facing our nation. The book of James asks us “What good is faith without action?” In order to address this issue, we all need to understand it. Come to learn and to brainstorm how WE help end homelessness.


Inquirer’s Class

Would you like to know more about the life and ministry of our church?

During this 90-minute class you will meet other newcomers to the congregation, learn more about our congregation, and find ways you can participate in our faith community.  Led by Pastor Chris and other church leaders, this is the first step in becoming a member of the church.  Lunch and childcare are provided.  Watch for the next session date.  Please sign up with the church office.

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