Adult Education at United Church
We believe that Christian Education is a lifelong venture that includes struggling with scripture and the stories of our faith that challenge us to be in right relationship with God and our community. We seek to offer meaningful Christian Education programs for every stage of life.
During the church year (September - May) we offer many adult education opportunities.
Sunday Morning (10 am) Offerings for Adults
Sacred Conversations on Race
To continue the Sacred Conversations on Race which began in our congregation in 2008, a core group of 15-20 committed individuals will be meeting Sunday mornings at 10 am to share in scripture study, book/film/article discussion, and the planning of education opportunities for our congregation. The Church Council has charged this group with leading our congregation's efforts to discern what it would mean to live more fully into our mission as an anti-racist church.
We will be studying the book Queeries: Questions Lesbians and Gays Have for God by Michael Piazza. Queeries was written both to answer some of the most common questions and as a resource so people can help family and friends with their struggles.
Spiritual Practices including understanding dreams and encountering God beyond the walls of the church. “God is still speaking!” Learn how God may be speaking to you through your dreams. We shall examine some actual dreams and learn how to understand dreams. We shall also read and discussion the book by author Barbara Brown Taylor entitled An Altar in the World, A Geography of Faith. Barbara Brown Taylor helps us discover the sacred in all the small things we do and see, like walking and working as well as meditation and prayer.
Faith and Family
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, how do we, as parents, hone the spirituality of our children? In The 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting, Mimi Doe and Marsha Walch open our eyes to the spontaneous, creative, freethinking joy that characterizes a child’s innate spirituality. This class is for parents of children of all ages, infants through teenagers.
Monday Book Group (Library, noon)
The book discussion group is on summer break. We'll resume our weekly conversations in September.
Wednesday Sermon Shaping (Library, 7 am)
On Wednesday morning we look at the suggested texts for the coming Sunday. The pastor who will be preaching leads the study, and participants can occasionally hear their comments or insights in Sunday’s sermon. Join us in the library and help shape the sermon! Yes, coffee and tea are provided!
Wednesday Evening Series
Nurturing both faith and fellowship, United Church has three Wednesday evening series during the program year:
- Wednesdays Together, in the fall, welcomes everyone back from their summer vacations.
- Light Up Your Winter, in January, provides fellowship and nourishment during the darkest month of the year, and
- the Lenten Series, Wednesday evenings during the weeks of Lent.
We begin each evening with a simple fellowship dinner at 5:45 pm, followed by a variety of programs at 6:30 pm. Our Wednesday Evening series resume in September 2013.