Adult Education Classes are typically held from 8:45 – 9:45 am on Sundays from October through May. Topics range from Bible study. to Theology discussions to Social Justice areas to Global Missions Missionary visits.
February 25 – March 25 Wednesday Evenings 7:30-9 PM – Clark Rooms – 2015 Jesus boot camp
February 15, 2015 – How do you know what you know? Knowledge comes in many forms, and our beliefs are shaped by a variety of experiences. Professor Bekky Darner Gougis and the Rev. Mark Winters will facilitate a conversation about how science and religion have influenced their own perspectives, and invite you to bring your own points of view as well. If there’s time, we may tackle some current ethical dilemmas from biomedicine. Bring your curiosity, your stories, and your questions.
January 11, 2015 – February 1, 2015 “What books didn’t make it into our New Testament?” – How were books excluded from our bible? Do they have potential to add to our understanding of early Christianity and faith? Let’s find out! We will explore the sayings in these alternative gospels, comparing them to our 4 New Testament gospels and discovering the details of some of these documents. Topics include: Non-canonical Gospels, Gospel of Q, Didache, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and various other Gospels.
December 21, 2014 – “11/20/14 Executive Orders and the New Sanctuary Movement” – Presented by Diane Herr – With more than 435,000 deportations a year from the US, inevitably families are
broken apart. Many are deported who have not committed a crime. Find out about the New Sanctuary Movement and the recent Executive Orders on changes to the deportation process. 2014 12 21 Sanctuary Presentation, 2014 12 21 DAPA and Procedural Change
December 14, 2014 – “Kids on the Border” – Presented by Diane Herr – In 2013 the UN declared an International Humanitarian Crisis in Central America as kids from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were fleeing for other countries to escape the violence around them. In addition some kids are coming from China and African countries. Find out more about the faith community response. 2014 11 8 Kids on the Border
December 7, 2014 – “Guatemala Worktrip Experiences” – October Worktrippers – The four members of our church who went to Guatemala on a work trip this past October will talk about their experiences working with Common Hope in Antigua Guatemala. Common Hope’s primary goal is to improve the educational level and experience for the approximately 1500 children that are enrolled in their program. Without this program, most of these children would likely leave school at grade school level. To facilitate the education goal, Common Hope provides medical care, social worker support, and homes for these families. The presentation will cover why the need exists in Guatemala, the programs of Common Hope (including the house building which occupied most of the volunteer’s time), and various cultural experiences.
November 16, 2014 6-8 PM – “Palestine and Israel Insights from Educational Trip” – Priscilla Grundy & Pat Swindle
November 2, 2014 – “Environmental Stewardship: Lightiing” – Presented by Steve Jones GreenLighting AdultEd Naper 2014 [Read-Only]
October 26, 2014 – “The Historical Jesus – Solutions and Methods” – Presented by Bart Ehrman, Ph.D./ Gene Wollaston
October 19, 2014 – “The Historical Jesus – Sources and Problems” – Presented by Bart Ehrman, Ph.D./ Peter Fales
October 12, 2014 – “Do We Have the Original New Testament” – Presented by Bart Ehrman, Ph.D./ Diane Herr
October 5, 2014 – “Early Christianity and the Historical Jesus” – Presented by Bart Ehrman, Ph.D./ Diane Herr, the month of October
September 28, 2014 – “2014 09 28 sign Adult Education Worship” – Presented by Leah Kabira
September 21, 2014 – “The Narrative Lectionary”, 2014 09 21 sign Adult Education – Presented by Rev. Mark Winters