Adult Christian Education at St. Paul Church
Exploring Christian Faith and Life
St. Paul offers a variety of settings for adults wanting to explore what it means to live as a Christian. All educational settings are open; new persons are always welcome.
Here's the current schedule:
Adult Education - Sundays 10:15 - 11:10 AM. In the Library room 115.
A short term Study: "Covenant: A Study for the United Church of Christ"
♦ 3 Sunday sessions (January 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2013) (Facilitated by Bill Whicher. Resource Cost: $8)
The book contains nine though-provoking sessions that explore the concept of covenant as it relates to: the Hebrew Testament, Jesus Christ, God, our UCC heritage, the wider UCC, autonomy, and more.
Books are available now from Pastor Linda. (On the round table in her office.) Please plan to read pages 11-26 by January 6th.
"Job and the Life of Faith: Wisdom for Today's World"
♦ 7 Sunday sessions (February 3rd - March 24th, 2013) - (Facilitated by Bill Whicher. Resource Cost: $18)
There was never a time when the Book of Job was not relevant, but it is especially so today. The Book of Job cuts straight to the heart of what it means to be human. It is the most profound exploration of the life of faith ever written, and wrestles with some of life's most perplexing questions.
Author, Carol M. Bechtel, contends that the real theme of Job is defining the limits of human wisdom.
- Introducting Job: the Book and the Man
- An Ancient Story
- The Impatience of Job
- When Familiar Answers Fail
- Closing Arguments
- The Voice from the Whirlwind
- Life Within Limits
Modern Families Sunday Study
♦ Join us in our "Modern Families" room Lower Level #013. Ongoing Theological Conversation
- Faith Questions
- Biblical Study
- Current Events
- Social Challenges
- Family "Stuff"
Paula's Book Club: a women's reading group that meets in the "Upper Room" at Church to discuss a particular book (usually on the first Monday at 7:00 - 8:30pm, except when it falls on a holiday)
"Parables: Stories for Life in God's World"
- January 8th - February 19th, 2013 - 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Library (Facilitated by Pastor Drew. Resource Cost: $16)
Jesus was the master of the parable! Deceptively simple, these timeless stories were used by Jesus to bring new life to old ways.
This Kerygma class will discover God's truth for today's dilemmas.
Sessions will cover:
- Introduction to Parables
- Parables of Growth
- Parables of Reversal
- Parables of Preparedness
- Parables of Decision
- Parables of Treasure
- The Parable Tradition
The Wednesday Edition:
• Weekly WEDNESDAY SUPPER ....Begins at 5:15 p.m. mid September through April in the Heritage Hall for Adult Education / Choir Participants
• ADULT EDUCATION CLASS....6:00-7:10pm in the Genesis Room (downstairs) mid September through April following the Adult dinner at 5:15pm
A contemplative prayer experience on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month at 10 a.m. in The Genesis Room. Want more information? Contact Annette Eckert - 277-1533