is called “the Roundtable” because the leader is more of a moderator than a lecturer. This class focuses on a specific book of the Bible and reads it verse by verse, going around the table, stopping at logical points for discussion. You need not be steeped in the Bible to see how these passages relate to what is happening in our lives and the community. Join Bible Roundtable on any Sunday! Don’t worry if you are coming in the middle of a study, or if you can attend only on occasion. The leaders this year are Eric Wolf and Richard Terminello.
The Present Word is designed to meet the needs of regular participants, occasional attendees, and visitors. Volunteer Bible scholars lead each class, and the classes meet throughout the calendar year either in person or virtually. During the previous quarter, the Present Word class focused on the concept of “call” in the New Testament – the beginning of a call, calls in Jesus’ ministry, and the call of women. More recently, the class studied the synoptic gospels, the Gospel of John, and the Book of Acts.
Sojourners is focused on how to live one’s Christian beliefs in the challenges of contemporary society. Leadership of the class is voluntary and rotates each Sunday. Sojourners is committed to providing a space where all opinions are welcome, where class participants can listen to those who may have differing views, and come away having grown in their love for one another and others in our world. Recent studies have included a reading of The Justice Project (edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting), a collection of brief essays from authors around the globe that “invite readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.”
Faithful Parents Gathering offers connection and learning from other parents and caregivers. Whether you are a parent of a preschooler or a high schooler, come to the parlor for fellowship and conversations to help you learn and grow in your journey of faith with God and in your ministry as a parent/loving caregiver.
Short-Term Electives for adults are developed to meet the ever-changing needs of our congregation. Adults, married and single, with or without children, parents of elementary-aged children and youth, empty-nesters, and retired folks will all find relevant studies and discussions designed for forming faith in real life. Our short-term electives are offered on Sunday mornings during the Church School hour.