Adult Education

We hope to foster adults’ spiritual development in a variety of ways, such as learning new ways of studying biblical texts, rereading familiar Bible passages to find new comfort and meaning, and exploring ways of bringing Christ’s teaching to bear on our daily lives.

We may occasionally use the adult education hour for topics and discussion involving the whole congregation, when noted in the bulletin. Classes are organized in such a way that no week is a prerequisite to the following week’s class. Please join us!

Lenten Study Groups on three themes: Visio Divina, lead by Skip Williams; Studying The Messiah; and a book study. For more info click here.

 

SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION HOUR:

Adult education classes are held Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to noon during the academic year in the Christian Education building on the first floor across from the church office. Our theme this year is faithfulness.

Past classes

February 2019: Reclaiming Jesus: Reclaiming faith in a time of crisis.  Rev. Dr. Tom Driver will lead a panel of church members (Julie Donaldson, David Redman and Skip Williams) to explore a document released in 2018 by 23 theologians who are wrestling with what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a citizen of the USA. You can find their document here.

February 3. Panel members will share stories about how they live their faith as citizens and invite stories from the class.

February 10. Committee Meetings Sunday – attend your favorite committee meeting or investigate a new committee.

February 17. Respond to the first three beliefs set out in the Reclaiming Jesus document.  1. WE BELIEVE each human being is made in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). 2. WE BELIEVE we are one body.  3. WE BELIEVE how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner is how we treat Christ himself. (Matthew 25: 31-46).

February 24.  Respond to the other three beliefs set out in the Reclaiming Jesus document. 4. WE BELIEVE that truth is morally central to our personal and public lives. 5. WE BELIEVE that Christ’s way of leadership is servanthood, not domination. 6. WE BELIEVE Jesus when he tells us to go into all nations making disciples (Matthew 28:18).

MORE ADULT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT DUTCH NECK

Lenten Study Groups are forming around three themes: Visio Divina, lead by Skip Williams; Studying The Messiah; and a book study. For more info click here.

All are welcome at the Centering Prayer Group, which meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm during the academic year in the parlor located in the Christian Education building. Please call or email Julie Donaldson if you have any questions:  609-731-2971 or juliedon4@aol.com

Lectionary Texts and Hymns are read and discussed every Sunday at 9:00 A M, before the regular service. in the parlor in the Christian Education building.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning, 7:00 AM in the parlor in the Christian Education building.

The Women’s Book club is reading Why Religion? by Elaine Pagels. The discussion will be Tuesday march 12 at 7:30 in the parlor. Happy Reading!