ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPTIONS
G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) Class
During this coming Lenten season, we will be learning about the last day of Jesus’ life using a series called :24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. Beginning Thursday evening after sunset and lasting on through Friday, Jesus would eat the Last Supper with his disciples; pray in the Garden of Gethsemane; be betrayed and deserted by his friends; be convicted of blasphemy by the religious authorities; be tried, and sentenced for insurrection by Pontius Pilate; be tortured by Roman soldiers; and undergo crucifixion, death, and burial.
Have you ever imagined yourself in this story? Are you like Pilate? Maybe Peter? How about Judas? Or John?
March 26 – Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate. Teacher: Heather Davis
April 2 – Tortured and Humiliation of the King. Teacher: Whit Malone
April 9 – The Crucifixtion. Teacher: Paul Kercher
April 23 – Christ the Victor. Teacher: Dorrie Hasty
April 30 – Heidelberg Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone
May 7 – Barmen Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone
May 14 – Belhar Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone
Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 200B
How Jesus Saves The World From Us
Christianity has always been about being saved. But today what Christians need saving from most is the toxic understanding of salvation we’ve received through bad theology. The loudest voices in Christianity today sound exactly like the religious authorities who crucified Jesus. This is a book for Christians who are troubled by what we’ve become and who want Jesus to save us from the toxic behaviors and attitudes we’ve embraced. Each of the 12 chapters proposes an antidote for the toxicity that has infiltrated Christian culture, such as “Worship not Performance,” “Temple not Program,” and “Solidarity not Sanctimony.” Each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion questions, perfect for individual or group study.
Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201A
LIVING THE QUESTIONS CLASS
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith
Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program includes a participant reader written by evoluntion
Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 204A
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Kerygma: The Bible and Theology (Book 2 includes Themes 3 and 4)
Ecclesiology: What is the Church?
Anthropology: Who is Humanity?
Over centuries the church has developed theological ideas in the form of doctrines, which have been embraced by all Christendom with little variation. The Bible and theology series explores eight major Christian doctrines. It examines the Old and New Testament texts that inform belief and explores how the church has formulated that belief as doctrine.
Mondays, Apr. 3 – May 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 204A
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Study material: An eye-opening Great Courses study, ” Comparative Religion” defining and comparing 12 major similarities of elements of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism via DVR and discussion. Included topics compare the sacred people, signs, stories, rituals, goals and other basic tenets of each of the religions. Meets weekly, open to all ages. Contact Jay Crane.
Tuesdays from 8-9 AM, Youth Center
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.
Join Lisa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.
Morning class begins Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 at 10 AM (Church Parlor)
Evening class begins Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM (Church Parlor)
The Heritage Group is a great way for our older adults to enjoy fellowship, stimulating programs, and great activities together. Monthly luncheons or outings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesdays (September – May).
Leaders: Margaret Ann Campbell and Harriet Bates
Third Tuesday of the Month (September through May)
The Young adults are a fast-growing group in our congregation. Check out the monthly calendar, Like us on Facebook, or contact Katherine Mull for latest plans.