Sunday School Classes

Adult Christian Formation Offerings
Sundays from 9:15am-10:15am
September 9, 2018-October 28, 2018

 

Scripture and the Authority of God:  How to Read the Bible Today

Scripture and the Authority of God:  How to Read the Bible Today
Led by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal
November 4th thru December 16th
Meeting in the Parish Hall
How can we can we accept the Bible as a product of its historical and cultural context, written by many different human beings over the course of 900 years, AND as the holy Word of God, AND as still being authoritative for us in the 21st century?  Do you want to be able to tell your friends that there is a middle position between the two extremes of Biblical fundamentalism and casually dismissing the Bible as only a “nice story?”  Come join us and explore these questions as we read Scripture and the Authority of God:  How to Read the Bible Today, by the Anglican biblical scholar and former Bishop of Durham (England) N.T. Wright.  The book explains how the Bible has been “read” as “Scripture” during various periods of history, e.g. from the time of Israel all the way up to our modern period and the impact of the Enlightenment.  It concludes with some thoughts about how to overcome the “Bible wars” that we experience today.

Practicing our Faith

Practicing our Faith
Led by Jamie Osborne
Meeting September 9, 2018-December 16, 2018
In the Library

Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith in this curriculum. Even though we pray the words of The Book of Common Prayer each week, many of us don’t know where these prayers come from, what they mean, or how they call us to live on a daily basis. Practicing Our Faith walks us through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of the Episcopal Church. See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. There is a companion book for the course, Walk in Love, by Reverends Melody Schobe and Scott Gunn. The book is optional and isn’t required to be read for the class. It can be found in the bookstore or ordered online.

 

 

Living the Good News

Led by Dudley Perry
Meeting in the small dining room
Year-round

This class offers an in-depth look at the lectionary readings for each Sunday. After receiving some historical background on the readings, participants discuss how God was working in the lives of the characters involved and what that means for us. Exploring the scriptures prepares our hearts and minds to be more engaged in the hour of worship that follows.