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 fall’s study looks at God’s way in the world by studying the book of Genesis. Through this study, we find that God is dependable, and with us, and the mystery of God’s presence can never be fully explained, only experienced. We, as people in Genesis also found, experience God’s directions in our lives – indirectly, but in genuine ways. We are tempted in many directions, to turn away from God or live life only as we want. But we can trust God’s providence as God’s benevolent guidance. In faith, we find God’s good purposes for us, In our daily lives, we can live joyfully and with the assurance that God guides and cares for 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 9:00 a.m.
Science and religion are by far the two most potent forces that have shaped–continue to shape—human civilization. The Monday Connection Class will be studying the historical and philosophical similarities and differences of science and theology in a 12-lecture series on Science and Religion, by Professor Lawrence M. Principe of the Johns Hopkins University. Both historical, scientific and religious issues and events are placed in their proper context. In some cases, it is discovered that these issues and events were not actually science and religious interactions, in other cases, they remain unresolved today no matter how much the science and religious communities try to define their views. Through this study and discussion, we will reveal that science and theology, faith and reason, are two individually incomplete methods—sometimes harmonious, sometimes not—in our endless quest for understanding and living our faith in today’s communities.
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the library.
This group will begin a 6-week video study of Adam Hamilton’s The Call, and examination of the life and message of the Apostle Paul on August 19.
New! “Moving Meditation” Chair Yoga Class
Meets Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Certified yoga instructor, Jenny Trussell, teaches this 1/2 hour yoga class appropriate for beginners and those with physica
l limitations. This type of class is well suited for those
who lack the ability to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. The class will begin in prayer and end with a brief spiritual meditation. (No classes during summer, 07/01 through 08/19/18.)