Adult Christian Education

BIBLE STUDY CLASS – COVENANT WITH GOD
Sundays 9:15am – Scout Room (Basement Level off of the Fellowship Hall)

Ron Eads teaches this Bible study class from the Presbyterian curriculum The Present Word. You can pick up a book in class and read the lesson in preparation for the class, or just show up and hear a good presentation by Ron. Men and women, all ages, are welcome in the Scout Room for this good Bible study.September readings – Signs of God’s Covenants

Sept 3 – Genesis 8:20-9:17
Sept 10 – Genesis 17
Sept 17 – Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 31:12-18, Isaiah 56:1-8
Sept 24 – Ezekiel 36-37, Titus 3:1-11


LISTENING TO GOD CLASS
Sundays 9:30am – Field Room (1st Floor Education Building)

Come join us for our class led discussions centered on a wide variety of On Being podcasts. On Being is a public radio program hosted by Krista Tibbetts in which she interviews a wide range of people on a variety of meaningful topics. Transcripts will be available to be picked up the week before each Sunday discussion.

September 24th – She became a national figure as the face of the “Nuns on the Bus.” Sr. Simone Campbell is a lawyer, lobbyist, poet, and Zen contemplative working on issues such as “mending the wealth gap,” “enacting a living wage,” and “crafting a faithful budget that benefits the 100%.” She is a helpful voice for longings so many of us share, across differences, about how to engage with the well-being of our neighbors in this complicated age. Listen to the interview or read the transcript here.


GREAT ROOM CLASS –LIFE’S ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
Sundays 9:30am – Great Room (Basement, just off of the nursery in the Children’s Area)

We often look for answers in life… the right answer for each question. But the truth is that questions are often more important than answers. Ask bad question, and you will get a bad answer. But ask a good questions and you will go down good paths that open right answers. Beginning after MaxFest and running through October, Woody will meet with us and help us to wind our ways down the paths of new insights, new learning, new growth, and good answers. For all ages. Meets in the Great Room with the comfortable couches, downstairs, just off the Church Nursery.


KERYGMA – PASTOR’S CLASS 
Wednesday Mornings 10:30 to 11:45am in the Library  (1st Floor Education Building)
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 Johnston Parlor (1st Floor off the Sanctuary)

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘ is is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” Pharaoh, Nebachednezer, and Herod among others are all examples of biblical tyrants. e news has been full of references to Hitler and the Nazi regime, the epitome of a modern day tyrant, but there have been others in Africa, Asia, and around the world in the last 100 years. Given our history with slavery and racism, our own country is not immune to tyranny. How can we recognize tyranny and what does the biblical witness say about a faithful response to tyranny? Using Timothy Snyder’s book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century, we’re going to try to answer these questions and continue our ongoing conversations to deepen our faith and understanding. See you Wednesdays.