Throughout the year we offer a wide variety of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation opportunities for anyone and everyone who wants to grow in their faith and depend their understanding of the religious life. We welcome people from other churches, traditions, and even religions as well people who are simply curious and want to learn. Many of these programs or classes are led by our minister while others are led by talented and qualified leaders in the church. These opportunities are all free though there’s sometimes a book to buy. We often meet on Tuesday nights or Sundays after church. Some are one-night events, others a few weeks, and some are part of a longer series. Below are just a few examples of things we have done in the past.
- Reading ‘The Gospel of Mark’ as a story. We looked at plot, characters, setting, narrator, etc. just as we would read any novel. This approach helped us get under and behind the religious teachings to simply hear the Jesus Story in a fresh and unique way.
- Watching a 4-part DVD series on Forgiveness. Should we forgive terrorists? What is betrayal in a relationship? How do different religions teach forgiveness? How do you heal from loss what you can;t forgive? Are there things that are not forgivable? Speakers included Elie Wiesel, Thich Nhat Hahn, Thomas Moore, and many others.
- Using the book ‘The Jesus Creed’ as a spiritual guide through the season of Lent (the 6 weeks before Easter) to deepen our faith and discover a new way to practice spirituality.
- Exploring ‘Literacy as Social Justice.’ While religious people and organizations often do great work with food, clothing, and shelter, can we expand the social justice vision of our faith to include Literacy as well?
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