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 9:00 a.m. in Room A.
This winter’s study looks at how we are loved with an infinite love by God and are always given hope for a new future. We will study how we are blessed in the knowledge of God’s love for us and and world through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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 9:00 a.m.
In January, we began an 11-week study of Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century by Marcus Borg. Marcus Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration–a new way of seeing and living the Christian life–for believers, students, and lay readers. Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys.
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the library.
We hope you can join us at the new “Topics Class” taught by Jenny Trussell. Bring your favorite caffeinated beverage, and drop-in to join a lively discussion about a different faith-based topic each week. No advance reading required – and feel free to arrive late, leave early, or simply attend as you are able. Contact Jenny Trussell for additional details.