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Adult Education & Programs

Our hope is that our adult education and program offerings will stir you to ask more question, seek more connection, and wonder how this life in Christ inspires us to love God and neighbor. We invite you, whoever you are and however you find our way to us, to join in our adult education opportunities and programs. Below you will find offerings for Sunday mornings, as well as other program times. Feel free to contact us for more information:

Vestry Liaison: Paul Welty404.396.9944 
Committee Chair: Shirley Banks404.644.4861
Staff Liaison: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers404.373.8338

Sunday Adult Offerings:

10-11 a.m. (between services)

Programs are generally held in Jones Hall, which is the parish hall on the left as you enter the church complex.

  • Introduction to the Incarnation class chooses one topic each semester to study from a number of different angles. We dive deep into biblical texts, the history of Christianity, and contemporary scholarship. Click here for the syllabus or pick on up in the Gallery tract rack. Taught by Brennan Breed. Jones Hall Room B & C.

In case you missed last week’s program, you can view it in its entirely on our YouTube Channel.

  • The Reclaiming the Bible class visits pivotal stories and themes in the Bible, noting God’s passionate interest in humanity and all creation. Each session includes facilitated group engagement with a scriptural passage, lively discussion, and even a coloring book page! Taught by the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers and Shirley Banks. Jones Hall Room A

Wednesdays

6:30-8 p.m. Bible Study in Jones Hall C, taught by the clergy. This Bible study is based on the lectionary. We read and have a free-ranging discussion about the scripture selections for the upcoming Sunday worship. 

Other Spiritual Formation Opportunities

Confirmation Classes: Confirmation is an “adult public affirmation of faith” and the rite of expressing our commitment to Christ. Classes are for adults and youth who have been baptized, and are ready to affirm their commitment to Christ. Confirmation classes for 2017 will be held on Sunday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. between September 24 and October 22 (five Sundays). Contact: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers  

Pub Theology: New for 2017! A monthly, third Thursday event will be facilitated by Dr. Brennan Breed. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion. Location TBD. First meeting will be Thursday, 9/21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Quiet Days: Short spiritual retreat opportunities (2-4 hours) are offered during periodically throughout the year. These are opportunities to be still with God and include brief instruction in meditation and other contemplative practices. The first quiet day will be held Sunday, 9/17 with specific details TBD. The intention is to have this as an event regularly occurring on the third Sunday of each month. Contact Shirley Banks 

Spiritual Direction:
Spiritual Direction or Companioning is available both in individual and group setting.  Spiritual Direction helps discern God’s movement in our lives with the help of a “third ear.” Contact the Rev. Benno Pattison or the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers 

Tract Rack:
Our Tract Rack is located just inside the red doors of our church. These little booklets are for you to take home. A donation is requested, but if you don’t have the means at the time, please feel free to help yourself. There is a wide variety of well written and thoughtful short booklets. We hope you will use this resource in your daily devotions, spiritual journey, or just to consider questions you’ve always wanted to explore.


Introduction to the Incarnation Overview

November 12, 2017 PREVIEW
Incarnation and the Arts

November 19, 2017 PREVIEW
Incarnation and Meditation

 
 
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