Adult Education at United Church
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 am
Throughout the year, there are Sunday morning Adult Forums at 10 am to discuss current and relevant issues.
January 27: Pastor’s Forum: hosted by Pastor Cameron to reflect together on our faith in light of Sunday worship.
Sunday School Classes for Adults at 10 am
FAITH & FAMILY CLASS
Sundays, Family Parlor
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, Conference Room
The small-group class offers in-depth reflection on spiritual classics and contemporary volumes on contemplation. They will be discussing “The Book of Joy” Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams.
January 27: page 84-133
SACRED CONVERSATIONS ON RACE
Sundays, Room 161 (January 27)
SCOR offers Christ-centered conversations about the impact of racism on all areas of American life.
Sundays at 10 am(Room 235) & Mondays at 6 pm (Youth Lounge)
Informal Spanish and English conversations to build community and language skills.
Monday Noon Book Group
The book for discussion is called “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bring a snack lunch and join us Mondays at 12pm in the Library.
Monday Night Women’s Group
Mondays, 7:15 pm, Library
The women’s group will be discussing a new book, “The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria” by Alia Malek, during January. It chronicles the political shifts in Syria by focusing on the people who lived in Malek’s family home in Damascus. All women of the church are invited to participate at any time.
January 28: Chapters 6-8 of “The Home That Was Our Country” by Alia Malek.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
You are invited to join with the pastors on Wednesday mornings at 7 am for one hour to listen for God’s Word in the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday in the Church Library. Coffee and/or hot water for tea is available but the conversation will wake you up and the fellowship will sustain for the day! Please join us.
January 23, 2019: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Luke 4:14-21; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Siler City Bible Study in Spanish
Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Contact David Mateo firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fridays, 9:15 am, Assembly Hall
Kathy Shea, instructor. All are welcome. Free of charge!
Fridays, 11 am, Library
All are welcome to communally spend time in silent meditation and prayer.