On-Going Adult Christian Education Opportunities:
Adult Ed Schedule 9:30 Sunday Mornings
February 3 -- Lectionary Study
February 10 – Middle East Peace, Paul Verduin
February 17 – Middle East Peace, Paul Verduin
February 24 – Middle East Peace, Paul Verduin
March 3 -- Proof of Heaven, Susan Drilea & Scott Winnette
March 10 -- Women’s Retreat Weekend – no Adult Education
March 17 -- Proof of Heaven, Susan Drilea & Sharon Ringe
March 24 -- Philippians 4:12-20
March 31 -- TBA
Study Group: Marcus Borg's The Heart of Christianity
Sunday, 1/6 Betsy Beebe; Sunday, 1/27 Mary Sue Pletcher; Sunday, 2/10 Susan Drilea; Sunday, 2/24 Laurie Kawa;
Sunday, 3/17 John Abrahams; Sunday, 4/7 Miriam Jackson; Sunday, 4/21 ALL - Sarah (Earth Day)
Please visit "Small Group Ministry" under the "Education" menu for more information on "The Heart of Christianity" and "Mind, Body, Spirit" as well as other opportunities for spiritual growth.
Congregational Care and Cancer
Sundays at 9:30am September 30
Our Adult Education program begins Sunday, September 16 at 9:30AM. Pastor Scott will lead us in a UCC designed study, “Congregational Care and Cancer.” Cancer is a significant issue nationally and in the lives of many faith communities. There are many ways that congregations are supporting people as they deal with a cancer diagnosis and its accompanying life changes. Cancer diagnosis presents a unique spectrum of needs, feelings, pastoral concerns, and phases, impacting individuals, families and indeed, the whole community of care. This study will help orient us to some of the central questions and considerations that may emerge as we journey with those in our faith community affected by cancer. We meet for three weeks: September 16, September 30, and October 7th. (Remember, Camp Pecometh is the weekend of September 23rd.)
All are welcome!
Roadmap for Biblical Interpretation
Sundays at 9:30am October 14, 21, and 28.
Sharon Ringe will lead us in a “Roadmap for Biblical Interpretation,” a how-to-do it class to help you continue your study of the Bible. Often folks think that the only alternatives we have for studying the Bible are to share “what this passage means to me,” or to hear huge amounts of technical information about the text from an “expert.” Both of those can be important, but neither is sufficient, and neither can help us engage the biblical texts and their implications for our lives and communities. This three week series will give you some tools and a process to help you get into the text (and to help it get inside of you!). It involves “critical study,” and that means active, questioning study (not fault-finding). We will aim at such questions as how texts functioned for the communities that produced them and those through which they have passed to get to us, and what are we to do with them here at RUC. We meet at 9:30 on October 14, 21, and 28.