Adult Christian Education

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
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.

Topics:

December 3:  David Worships God in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15)

December 8: A Heart Filled with Gratitude (1 Chronicles 16:7-36)

December 15: Building God’s House (1 Chronicles 17:1-15; 21:18-20)

December 22: The Lord Is with You (Luke 1:39-56)

December 29: David’s Prayer (1 Chronicles 17:16-27)

 


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

This class meets in the Field Room at 9:30am Sundays and will resume with the Krista Tippett series, On Being.

December 1:  No Class – Thanksgiving break

December 8: Ira Byock: Contemplating Mortality

December 15: Marilynne Robinson and Marcelo Gleiser: The Mystery We Are

December 22: No Class

December 29: No Class


BIBLE STUDY YOUR WAY 
Sundays 9:30am – Marshall Parlor (1st Floor Education Building)

Matt’s Sunday School Class meets in the MARSHALL PARLOR at 9:30! 
“America is a Christian nation.” “All men are created equal.” “We are the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Except when we’re not. These commonly held ideas break down in the light of hard realities, the study of Scripture, and faithful Christian witness. The president is not the Messiah, the Constitution is not the Bible, and the United States is not a city on a hill or the hope for the world. The proclaimed hope of America rings most hollow for Native peoples, people of color, the rural poor, and other communities pressed to the margins. Using Jonathan Walton’s new book, Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive: And the Truth That Sets Us Free, Matt will be leading a conversation about these commonly head beliefs, some of which are more challenging to dispel than others.


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

 Matt’s Wednesday classes meet at 10:30am and 6:30pm
The class is a roundtable discussion format and all are welcome. The idea is to learn new things, ask questions, and grow deeper in our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and God. After spending a couple of months reading and being inspired by the work of African American Theologian Howard Thurman, whose major work was developing a theology that gave hope to those who find themselves with their backs against the wall, in November we’ll be shifting our conversation to one particular segment of God’s beloved: those who find themselves in prison.
The Herald-Leader reported in August that Kentucky dangerously overwhelms its local jails by using them to house more than 11,000 state inmates for whom there is no space in the state’s dozen prisons, all of which are full. The crowding — some jails hold more than twice their intended population — has led to deaths, severe injuries, and a failure to rehabilitate inmates. We’re going to be watching a webinar and having a conversation about how people in faith-based communities can play a role in transforming our criminal justice system.