Adult Education at United Church
During Fall 2020, we continue to offer a number of opportunities for Faith Formation for all ages (including an extended series of virtual Wednesdays Together, September 16-December 16). Sign up for the weekly enews to receive more information on joining us on Zoom and Facebook for events, including intergenerational discussions of antiracism as a practice in Christian Formation, an All Church Hymn Sing, and more!
As the eminent Christian Educator Craig Dykstra says, “The life of Christian faith is dynamic and moving, led and shaped by the Spirit.” Adults’ faith is never static. Just as with children and youth, our faith fluctuates and changes as long as we live; through Christ, it is always being made new. At times the Spirit draws us to involvement in social justice issues, and at times to quieter practices of prayer or joyful expressions of art. Honest and responsible discipleship requires regular attentiveness to the ever-changing condition of our minds, bodies and souls- and attentiveness, too, to the leadings of the Spirit as we seek to connect more deeply with the mystery of Christ’s love in our lives.
Our Adult Education offerings provide multiple pathways for such connection. Informed by the core convictions of our denomination and our particular congregation, our forums, classes, small groups and retreats give congregants opportunities for everything from growth in biblical literacy to inspiration for Christ-centered engagement in the issues of our day to the nourishment of yoga and silent prayer. There is no right way for everyone. Let the Spirit lead you to the places that make your heart burn.
Sunday Adult Forums at 10 amWhen we are gathering in-person, the Adult Forum typically meets from 10:10-10:50 am in the Assembly Hall.
Sunday School Classes for Adults at 10am
FAITH & FAMILY CLASS
Sundays, currently on Zoom
This conversation-centered group is open to parents of children of all ages. The primary intent is to support one another through one of life’s most challenging and fulfilling journeys of faith: parenthood.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH CLASS
Sundays, currently on Zoom
The class is reading “Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature” by Christine Valters Paintner. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussions.
SACRED CONVERSATIONS ON RACE
Tuesdays, currently on Zoom
SCOR offers Christ-centered conversations about the impact of racism on all areas of American life.
When we are gathering in-person, SCOR meets on Sunday mornings.
Monday Noon Book Group
The Monday Noon Book Group is meeting via Zoom, with time for conversation starting at 11:30am every Monday.
When we are meeting in-person, this group meets on Mondays at 6:30pm in Room 161 for informal Spanish and English conversations to build community and language skills.
Monday Night Women’s Group
Mondays, 7:15 pm, currently meeting on Zoom
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is currently meeting on 8am on Zoom. You are invited to join us for one hour to listen for God’s Word in the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday.You can find the Revised Common Lectionary (Daily Lectionary Readings) HERE.
Quilts of Love
When we are gathering in-person, the Quilts of Love group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 9am in the Art Studio. Members make lap quilts for residents of the SECU Family House and new Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Quilters are encouraged to continue their work remotely until we can meet in the building once again.
Fridays, 9:15 am, currently meeting on Zoom
Kathy Shea, instructor. All are welcome. Free of charge!
When we are gathering in-person, all are welcome to communally spend time in silent meditation and prayer on Fridays at 11 am in the Library.