Christian faith is a journey. Our faith is richer, and our congregation is stronger, when we continue Christian education as adults.
First United’s Adult Education program offers insight, growth, and fellowship with classes, workshops, intimate discussions, and presentations and lectures by leading scholars. Topics range from church history to current events to race relations to international issues, and always include a biblical perspective. Sometimes a series of classes is scheduled on specific topics that lend themselves to in-depth study. Adult ed is a ministry that drives learning, deepens faith, and wrestles with the relationship between God’s world and the human world.
Classes meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays from September through late May. Bring your whole self, including your questions, your doubts, and a sense of humor. For more information on any adult education programs, contact Lydia Mulkey, Associate Pastor of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org), 708-386-5215 (ext. 103).
Adult Ed topics
April 28: Rev. Deborah Kapp will lead a class on “Preaching in the Age of Donald Trump.”
May 5, 12, and 19: Rev. Deborah Kapp will lead a three-week class on the Lord’s Prayer.
Small Group Bible Study: These Bible Study groups use the Covenant Bible Study Curriculum, among other study materials. The groups engage in study and conversation, connecting theology to members’ daily lives. The goal is to deepen our understanding of scripture while also helping us to respond in answering God’s call to a faithful life in Jesus. There are two different small groups. One meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Conference Room (which often involves lunch) and the other meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Church Library.
Animate Faith: Want to experience a deeper, spiritually richer and more connected life in 2019? This small group gathering of 30- and 40-somethings, meeting regularly for the purpose of spiritual development and fellowship, will explore a variety of spiritual practices as a starting point for dialogue and discovery. All perspectives and journeys are welcome. The group has postponed its meetings; check back soon! Contact Anne Paluck (email@example.com), 703-629-6188, or Lydia Mulkey, Associate Pastor of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org), 708-386-5215 (ext. 103).
Men’s Book and Discussion Group: A men’s group meets every other Sunday evening from September through May to discuss books and articles on a range of subjects, often touching on theology or just aspects of life. Members of the group choose their own material and alternate leading the discussion. Contact Dale Sorenson (email@example.com), 708-386-9139.