Adult Bible Study Class
This diverse class uses The Present Word. Through the exploration of biblical text, adult study groups are invited into a deepened relationship with God. The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.. The lessons are ordered so that all the books of the Bible will be covered by the lessons in five years. The class has a discussion format and everyone is invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room A.
During the summer quarter, we’ll explore God’s call through stories from Judges, the prophets, and Acts. These stories show people being strong leaders, sharing God’s love, and reaching through barriers. Reading the brief lesson before class is helpful, but completely optional, so any week that you’re available, please drop in and join us!
The name of this class is derived from the idea that we endeavor to strengthen our faith during our Sunday morning class in order to connect it to the remainder of the week. The class explores a wide range of topics which are biblical-based, incorporating a variety of books, DVDs, and tapes which are selected by the class. The format of this class is facilitated discussion, and members who wish, volunteer to lead the class for one or two consecutive Sundays. This interesting format allows for diverse teaching styles and introspection to the lesson. Class members bring a variety of experience from their own faith journey. Join us in the Parlor on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Beginning June 4, Monday Connection SS Class will begin a Great Courses series on The Old Testament presented by Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? As scripture or as the most influential piece of literature ever written, this book is a source of constant wonder, inspiration, and intrigue.
God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America
For those who know that in America, religion matters, and for those who wish it didn’t matter so much, comes GOD IN AMERICA, a sweeping history of how religious faith has shaped America. This PBS documentary series interweaves documentary footage, historical dramatizations, and interviews with religious historians to explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.