ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPTIONS

CONNECTIONS CLASS 

SHORT STORIES BY JESUS BY AMY-JILL LEVINE

The Renowned biblical scholar, author of the The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers.

Jesus was a skilled story-teller and perceptive teach who used parables from ever day life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives.

In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us – and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

Sundays at 9:45 AM 

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS CLASS

SHORT STORIES BY JESUS (see description above)

G.I.F.T. (GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER) CLASS

SHORT STORIES BY JESUS (see description above)

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

THE CALL BY ADAM HAMILTON

With Adam Hamilton, we have traced the life of Jesus from his birth, The Journey, through his ministry, The Way, to his death and resurrection, 24 Hours That Changed the World, What happened next?

Follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this six-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary.

Begins Monday, Jan. 28 at 10 AM or Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 PM

HERITAGE GROUP

Jr. High and Heritage Luncheon

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

YOUNG ADULTS

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.