Sunday School Classes

Adult Christian Formation Offerings
Sundays from 9:15am-10:15am
January 13, 2019 – February 24, 2019

The Reformation and its Legacy for us Today

The Reformation and its Legacy for us Today
Led by The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal
January 13th to Feb 24th
In the Parish Hall

As Episcopalians we claim to be both “Protestant” and “Catholic.”  This means we both accept and reject certain features of the Reformation and its legacy.  In this class we will explore some of the antecedents which led to the Protestant Reformation and some of the key themes of the Reformation and how that informs our self-understanding as Episcopalians.  We will also examine some of the broader religious and cultural effects inaugurated by the Reformation which still circulate and inform American religious and political culture today.

Finding God Where We Are: Poetry

Finding God Where We Are: Poetry
Led by: Karen Funk
Jan. 13, 2019-Feb. 24, 2019
Meeting in the library

In difficult times we all need the light of God’s love keeping our hearts open. This class will start with a very quick introduction to the theology of John Duns Scotus (c.1266-1308), who saw God’s love embodied in everything and everyone God created. We’ll use that concrete and specific theological philosophy to help us read and discuss poems by two seemingly very different poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, British Jesuit priest of the 19th century, and contemporary poet Christian Wiman, Texas native who now teaches Literature and Religion at Yale University.

No literary expertise required, just an open and curious mind.

For more information, contact Karen Funk at klw.funk@gmail.com, 834-6721, or 202-7442.