Faith + Life Adult Education

The Faith + Life series provides opportunities for adults to expand their faith formation. Each week, we will offer a different series, ranging from Bible studies, to spiritual practices, to conversations about what our faith has to say about current events. The class will meet from 10:00-10:50 a.m. Child care is available in the nursery.

1st Sundays: Bible Basics: the New, New Testament. Join Janice Langholz to explore the context of Christianity’s development, both through the books we know currently as the New Testament and others that were left out. OCTOBER 1: Everyone knows that the Gospel of Thomas was written even earlier than other books included in the New Testament. Or do they? It’s true most of the Christian writings from the first 200 years are copies of copies of copies, except for 2 scraps of manuscripts dating from the first hundred years after Jesus died. They are from the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Thomas. This month, Bible Basics explores the Gospel of Thomas.

2nd Sundays: Where is God In... Join the conversation about a current hot topic (e.g. white supremacy, climate change) and how our faith might influence our response.

3rd Sundays: Bible 101. Linda Carder will lead this class that goes “behind the scenes” to put Bible stories in context, adding historical and sociological background, beginning with the story of Abraham. Advance reading will enhance your experience, but is not required. 

4th Sundays: Spiritual Practices in Daily Life. Gail Burnaford coordinates this class that will help to uncover the spiritual in everyday practices such as writing, needlework, song, and being in nature.

 

 

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How do our internal preferences influence the way we operate in the outside world?

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.